11/27/12

Haven't been slacking.

In case you were concerned that I'd been remiss during my remission.
Ha! Made a funny! Here's some teeny Roman glass. And patina razzle dazzle.
Here's some eyeballzez. I'm thinking of calling it something along the lines of 'teardrop something something.' Cuz of the drop shaped, er, drops. And I'll put something esoteric and awesome in place of the 'something something.' Impressed?



Look here. The thingies that look like very colorful versions of double ended silver pins with a torch-rolled ball ends? *pant pant* Guess what they are!? Body jewelry! Each end unscrews and I can't wait to see what I do with them next. Oh and enameled matchsticks that Numinosity just sent me out the flippidy-floppin' blue. I KNOW!


AND here's these amazing black and metal beads I got from my trade with fancylinda (supply shop here) and these amethyst pretties Sparrow sent me. Are they real amethyst or glass? Cuz they're all faceted slightly different which makes me think they're real stones.
Here's some bones. Big brown and bold. Craig Furguson is talking about testicles on tha teevee and suddenly these earrings are looking sorta odd to me.
Here's some with vintage icing tips. Thanks Sparrow!
All kinds of iridescent goodies in a dark v. light pair, thanks fancylinda!
So these have some pink beads and a couple glass headpins by Numinosity. I grunged up the beads with some blackish and some goldish stuff. Also these hammered bangles were ever so green, so I toned it down with some pink alcohol ink. Then I sprayed the whole thing with sealant cuz if not they'd've exploded.

Also bought a butt load of chain tassels if you couldn't tell. I cut some strands and connect those extras lengths to some other chains so you end up with a whole whatever. Then I connected little bits to the ends, then everything comes out all wonky and unbalanced and I have to redo it all and I remember  why I stopped using these damned tassels.
Here, Numinosity matchsticks and headpins, fancylinda tube beads and rhinestone ball, and buttons from my button haul. Even the triangles they're on were a freebie extra from some findings I'd ordered. Who needs a whole complicated trip to Uruguay? Also the 1st earrings were these same triangle freebies but I hammered the crap out of them.
(OK, I traded with fancylinda, it's not like they were just free.)
Here a scrap from Sparrow, a gorgeous scarab from BHClaysmith. And  a little plastic flower in aqua.  I love mounting things on metal with a few holes and wire. On the one hand I feel like a real pro mounting things, but then I also feel like a cheater cheater pumpkin eater doing it so fast.
And I used memory wire to make it extra strong.

Some resin stuff. Here the sun was going down, so the light was dismal. Around THREE o'clock here in Chi-town.


This one is all resin all the time.
I had to go in and remove all the yellow highlights you get from indoor lighting.


Oh so remember I was looking through some old stuff? It made me nostalgic for the pure grunge primitive things I used to make before all the shimmers. So I made this monster. That's a real dragon tooth...
But back to the shimmerz.

OK, now there's like zero light so these coming up they don't look as sharp as I'd like.  Here I buffed out a brightish metal color, though with a brushed finish, not shiny.
On these I did go for the darker patina.
Also I'mna torture you with two pictures of each ring because they look so different from each angle.
Like above and to the left.

This one is very rough.

I had sprayed them down with matte spray to get the shiny off the resin and the stones themselves lost all character. So I spent all day polishing them down with baby oil an generally driving myself crazy.

Hopefully you all survived Thanksgiving with your waistlines and  emotional balance intact, and the black/cyber days with your bank balances likewise.

9 comments:

fancylinda said...

Thanks for all the mentions! I'm glad you're putting my stuff to good use. I really like the triangle earrings at the top, and the ones with the amethyst dangles. Beautiful work, even when you're not feeling well!

Star of the East said...

Gorgeus earrings. Love them all.

Sparrow said...

Yeah. I'm just gunna go ahead and give up making jewelry, since nothing I can do will get this good.

Kimberly said...

Holy crap! it's all so new and different and I love the way you used my random pieces. You see I get the pleasure of seeing what you come up with with them. satisfies my curiosity..
I'm zooming out of this icebox today to where the sun shines a bit longer in the day. I just have to.
xo

La Fileuse said...

Wow ! The first pair of earrings is so glorious ! I love the way you put things together; there's an inner force in every innocent object you use. ^^

alteredarcheology said...

Body jewelry? Damn, your good. I am in awe at every new post you put up. Your ideas are never ending. I bow to your deep well of inspiration.

alteredarcheology said...

Body jewelry? Damn you're good. I am in awe at every new post you put up here. Your ideas are never ending. I bow to your deep well of inspiration!

alteredarcheology said...

Oh, moderation. I see now, sorry to send twice...

fanciful devices said...

Nope, altered, still counts as three comments!