2/5/13

Recombinant Makeages and Giveaway.

So I have a new patroness who wants me to make stuff using her massive collection of stuff. Like these tribal cuffs that I partially leafed then oxidized the rest of to emphasize the difference. And these bracelets that were in bright silver settings she asked me to do something with. I ox'ed them, which improved them a thousand-fold. I saw they worked perfectly in counterbalance with the cuffs, no more needed. Job done!RESERVED for Lori.
So I call it 'recombinant' because it's more about re-combining and improving than 'making' per-se.
Well, I been doing lots of it. 
Like these bracelets using patroness' beads and kuchis that I leafed and changed the 'jewel' in them. They had yucky acrylic cabs in there before.
This one is utee and glitter with a plastic cab deep inside. 
And here, putty with my new foil. I was asked about it. It's called "Lisa Pavelka Expressions Crafting Foils " but it's for polymer clay and doesn't stick to anything else. Except putty while it's still sticky. I've even tried it with leafing size and it didn't work. 

What else? Rings!
Since I used my own hand you'll see lots of blurring.
I had fun with this one. As it was drying, I shaped the putty with an exacto knife.The base looked like this originally. I cut out the loop and bent the sides of the up upwards with my biggest pliers. They're huge.  I'm wondering if the matte gold finish on the ring is good or should be ox'ed? I mean, it's good I should just leave it, but whenever I make something and don't alter it to the absolute max, it's less of a success it seems. When is less more, I ask you? 


Certainly not here. I made some of the biggest amethyst chunks into pendants.
I should've added a penny so you could see how massive they are.
Oh, did I mention a giveaway? Then make you wade through all this to see it? Oh yeah.The Angel is Free. Antique Mop buttons and gemstone assemblage earrings.
It's these because I'm not all that in love with them. I like them, but I don't adore them. I should be more enthusiastic in a giveaway, hu? But I honestly just want to give them away and not in a promote-my-shop way. So if you want 'em, just drop a note. 
The Angel is Free. Antique Mop buttons and gemstone assemblage earrings.
You don't have to say anything other than Hi. You don't have to tell me why you love my stuff or blog/tweet/face/butt about it. Nope.

22 comments:

Laura said...

I love that big ass amethyst. So freakin cool. Everything you make is amazing. I love sportin' my Fanci jewels.

LaFileuse said...

Seriously ? I want them ! ^^
Lot of things in your mind... so colorful !

martinisfor2 said...

Hi, ;)

I hope I finally am first to comment! How can you not love your giveaway earrings? They would look fabulous with my long hair!

The re~working of the jewels for your client is amazing. WOW! Love the look. The rings and pendants with the raw crystals are making me go hhhmmmm with the hundreds of stones in our house. Thanks for sharing!

Margot Guerrera said...

Alright alright! Honestly those earrings are just right for at least a thousand women. However if you haven't given them away yet, consider for a moment that you should have a gift in return. I have in my non internet collection a pair of hmong hilltribe perfectly rusted by life, other worldly buttons and a few other goodies you might just love. Thats if you are interested. Other wise I'll just go on as usual enjoying your blog as I always have.
All Best...

Beatnheart said...

everyone needs a patroness...if you tire of her send her my way.

Hi!
I want to tell you why i love your stuff.

Jiorji said...

i'd ox one of the rings. I think the purple and black and gold would look fantastic. Too much gold. Hmm worth experimenting with at least one i think.

and please! stop showing so much hand skin! hahah

Sparrow said...

That first pic, it makes my lady parts have a coronary. TO THE MAX.

13 said...

I've finally had holes put in my lugs...I was so hard core, I didn't even flinch. It's probably because of years of manual labour and 2 kids, I'm now completely numb! Love those big chunks of purple gemstone (can't spell that A word).

neshuma said...

imna totally have to stop ogling for a moment just to say that you and Lisa were made for each other.(In ingles: GIRL, PLEASE! it's not just the ox!) What a cool story. Very inspiring.

taralinda said...

Hi!
Love the amethyst pendants. So all the color on the base is from these polymer clay foils? Cool.

Tami said...

So pretty-as always!!

I'm loving your rings too :)

Tribalis said...

Your pieces with chunk Amethyst are pure delight, specially the earrings were sold.Oh!!!!!!!!!!!
I want these earrings, I want! Send them to me or send me to them, we will be a perfect match! HA!!!
hugs Fanci!
D.

JLou said...

“Nothing can be given or taken away; nothing has been added or subtracted; nothing increased or diminished. We stand on the same shore before the same mighty ocean. The ocean of love. There it is - in perpetuum. As much in a broken blossom, the sound of a waterfall, the swoop of a carrion bird as in the thunderous artillery of the prophet.
We move with eyes shut and ears stopped; we smash walls where doors are waiting to open to the touch; we grope for ladders, forgetting that we have wings; we pray as if God were deaf and blind, as if He were in a space. No wonder the angels in our midst are unrecognizable.
One day it will be pleasant to remember these things.”
― Henry Miller

Sharon Driscoll said...

Nope, I never get to wear anything freaky trendy. I want too! And by the way - send me your normal addy...this isn't a bribe but I run across some interesting goodies that just scream your name.

gretchen said...

so, i'm wondering why you don't love them... maybe they aren't as dark as you usually go? but then you have some colorful pieces, so that's prob not it.

your work if pretty freaking cool and I'm not the only one that thinks so, lucky girl with a patroness who loves your work enough to have you change what she thought she liked before she discovered your personal view of coolness!

please throw my name into the hat, thank you kindly.

Anonymous said...

Did the stones in the first one come from the P? I really want those. Lots and lots of those. ;) I love the bezel loops, too. Gorg! OMG! Love!

Norma Conway said...

I guess you already know that you are an original artist with an original eye. And I hope that you know that you are fabulous. Please enter my name in for a chance to win on this giveaway. Awesome discovery you are!! I'm off to find the 'follow' button now...*smiles* Norma

Jennifer Valentine said...

Lurve the giveaway earrings!
I'm having a give away too. Must be something in the water....
Xo

anabelucraft said...

I like your works. Beutiful!

Cmmargaret said...

Love it all but those A pendants are to die for!

Cmmargaret said...

Love it all but those A pendants are to die for!

CraftyHope said...

I've got some of that foil stuff too because I knew it would be more useful than just for PC. I had forgotten I had it, thanks for the reminder! :)