8/27/12

Rock Out With Your Bench Block Out

OK you sexy bitches, strap in for some more hardcore, balls-to-the-wall.... um... jewelry. Impossible to sound bad-ass when you're talking about jewelry.
The Human Night. Cosmic Rustic Dark Assemblage Bracelet with Sterling Crucifix, Iridescents and Raku Art Beads.
The Human Night.
This crucifix I've had since the Uruguay trip before this last one. Ermagha, you can't even tell but I've curved it.
The Human Night. Cosmic Rustic Dark Assemblage Bracelet with Sterling Crucifix, Iridescents and Raku Art Beads.
And you know what else? Pendants!Maid of Vast Distances. Cosmic Rustic Ephemera and Resin Pendant with Brass Protractor.
I've been resining up a storm, making myself nuts with it, finally realized most of what I made could just end there and be pendants. No need to further develop. Did happy dance.
Maid of Vast Distances. Cosmic Rustic Ephemera and Resin Pendant with Brass Protractor.
Maid of Vast Distances. Cosmic Rustic Ephemera and Resin Pendant with Brass Protractor.Back here? And the next one?

Cherub II. Cosmic Rustic Ephemera and Resin Pendant with Vintage Tobacco Advertisement.
These are from postcards I got on etsy advertising cigars. Dey sooooo prrrrdiiii.Cherub II. Cosmic Rustic Ephemera and Resin Pendant with Vintage Tobacco Advertisement.Cherub. Rustic Ephemera and Resin Translucent Pendant with Vintage Tobacco Advertisement.
Can you tell this one is translucent? Cuz I sanded/rubbed/chewed all the back paper off?
Cherub. Rustic Ephemera and Resin Translucent Pendant with Vintage Tobacco Advertisement.See?
RANDOM INTERMISSION!     
From comments:
"here's a fun fact for you: did you know that a wombats poop is square? Not sure about 'roo poo."
--alteredarcheology
Of course this meant I had to look it up. This led me to an article called The wombat's cubic poop is one of nature's weirdest superpowers on a very interesting on line journal of geekery called io9. ("Giant prehistoric krakens may have sculpted self-portraits using ichthyosaur bones" 'Dafuq?)Now I'm even more enamored of wombats, if only for their "enormous storage capacity" for poop. However, still looks like regular poop to me.
Other finds from io9. What happens when you play cypress hill through a squid fin:


And what it would sound like if DMX combined forces with Reading Rainbow. WARNING: this is really offensive and sez the n-word and my hubs thinks I should take it down.
My comment fave being:
 STOP. LOOK. SHUT 'EM DOWN OPEN UP A BOOK. - The Ruff Readerz Anthem
OK, I'll stop now. Back to pendants.
No More Than. Cosmic Gold Leaf Necklace with Indigo Druzy Slice and Teal Planets. Galaxy Nebula.
No More Than.
Finally fixed this one.  I know you were waiting with baited breath.
No More Than. Cosmic Gold Leaf Necklace with Indigo Druzy Slice and Teal Planets. Galaxy Nebula.
See da gold edge?Specimen. Amethyst Citrine and Jade Assemblage Pendant. Vintage Recycled Found Object Gemstone and Resin.
Specimen.
I feel like this is really a supply... er, a supply pendant. I mean, there's TWO loops. You can hang it with a dangle, you can put it on your wrist, it's totes up to you. You can scrub your toilet with it.
Specimen. Amethyst Citrine and Jade Assemblage Pendant. Vintage Recycled Found Object Gemstone and Resin.
But yeah, more resin! Had me a buncha set stones in no time. Well, in some time, but without bezel burnishing. Cuz ugh.
Maria. Antique Carved Medal and Brass Pendant. Religious Token.
Maria.
What would you call this style Mary is depicted in here? 50s cartooney?
Maria. Antique Carved Medal and Brass Pendant. Religious Token.I had this one bracelet up a while back that really wasn't working.
What's more, it wasn't selling- let's be honest here. So I done did this:
Always Forever. Rustic Pink Assemblage Bracelet Velvet Strawberry Ceramic Art Beads Resin Pendant..
Always Forever. Named because of a scrap of text on the back. I dunno.Always Forever. Rustic Pink Assemblage Bracelet Velvet Strawberry Ceramic Art Beads Resin Pendant..
From Uruhaul artbook. Had to do this one in several layers because I wanted thick resin and it kept just dripping right off. On the other hand, drippy resin can be cut off- it doesn't mean the piece is ruined. But I dunno.... I dunno about anything that requires this level of exactitude. I've been trying to cover little surface imperfections and get rid of shine in all sorts of ways. Buffing with steel wool leaves scratches, anything finer has practically no effect. On some I've put a coat of glaze adhesive so i could rub it and mess it up.
Also I find by the time you perfect the back, as so:
Or such:
You've screwed up the front, as thus:
And suchly:

 Also, I've permanently resined some items on to my glass table. That was an improvement from the floor where dog hair would always find it's way in despite any coverings.
< And then this kind of fun. Oh but it's addictive, no matter how much I mess up. 
Maria. Antique Carved Medal and Brass Pendant. Religious Token.Also, even though this medal was very thick, it had a concavity in back, so I resined it to a blank by setting the medal level in another theeng, and then setting the blank on top:
Dunno if that makes sense. Oh, and I made the ugliest pair of earrings I've ever seen:
Oh the awkward fugliness. But I thought I'd share so... you know.... you'd see how.... awesome it is to make fuglies. Or if you are one of those people who compare yourselves to me in a way unflattering to you.... then you'd see that yeah. I got some new goodies in the mail though so I'm still determined to make them awesome. It's my hot body! I do what I want!
Oh, I completely failed to realize while making the soldery guy that the cuff base was a scant 12.5" in length, so it needed a closure for the staying of the on.Cosmic Foam. Victorian Tribal Assemblage Choker with Citrine and Amethyst.
But it's really just another excuse to add more iridescence. What else? Oh, another attachment with resin:
But not even I can fool myself into thinking that's a completed pendant. And sales have been meh. Is it the economy? Is it that I've drunk the coolaid all you etsybitches have been serving and in actuality I've set the prices too high? Or do I have to just back the fuck up? And let things sell at their own rate? And stop blogging? Like right now?

10 comments:

Flotsam Tide said...

I don't even know where to begin, because you start the post with these awesome things, (love that crucifix bracelet and those resin pendants are downright luscious), then you hit me with "Why Wombats scat cubic? and DMX and Reading Rainbow?" to where I am internally erupting with laughter, but I just put the kid to bed so I can't even watch these yet, and then, and then.. the No More Than piece with that beautiful green and dark indigo with gold. Pfew she's a knockout, ok I'm spent and I started blushing at strap in and hardcore. Love ya.. things will sell.. just takes time.

Vintajia Adornments said...

Gawd I go missing doing other stuff like house building and come back to have this awsomeness seared onto me retinas!
For the record roo-poo is ovalish cos its all over where we are building the house.

Alice said...

Saw this post last night but didn't have time to post. So I'm coming back again this morning. Gorgeous, awesome stuff! Sometimes, well all the time, I'm jealous of your talent.

Now I'm off to investigate wombat scat. Much obliged for shoving that though into my brain.

betweenreader said...

Well that's shitting bricks! For the problem with resin, try this: http://store.scrapbook.com/gb-rnsc77.html. A Ranger Ink product developed for using all the schmutzes they sell; I use one for resins and inks and it is impervious as they say, nothing sticks to it. You could also try silpat cookie sheet liners, if they are less costly, or experiment with silicon spray (be sure to use a mask and not inhale it), which might be useful in other ways, say to coat an item that you want resin free. Really love all these things today, and as usual very inspired and JEALOUS OF YOUR CREATIVE POWERS, you bruja, you!

Celeste Kemmerer said...

I had two sons who both did reports on wombats in middle school. So I was aware--and very entertained--by the fact that wombats had square poo. That useful (?) factoid still pops into my brain at the oddest moments.

13 said...

Loving that bracelet and the cosmic nun stuff, they could be called nunonauts! Okay I'll bugger off now...but still loving it all.

Tribalis said...

I like the ugliest ones..

alteredarcheology said...

Gawd, I had no idea I'd cause such a ruckus with my wombat fact. I learned about it from a book my husband lovingly bought me for Christmas several years ago entitled, "What Shat That?"
I shit you not.
I do not like the plastic look of shiny resin, it just appears cheap to me, but then again, what the hell do I know? That wombats crap cubes?? I apply my 20 minute finish cure epoxy to my image, let it cure and then just paint over it with matte gel medium to which I can mix paint into as well for a crusty old look. Oh, and first I seal the image in the gel medium so the epoxy doesn't bleed into the paper. Gonna go rock my block now.

taralinda said...

Love your pendants. So cooool!

Lela said...

alteredarcheology is cracking me up! "What Shat That? I shit you not." hehe

Wombats indeed.