While I'm sleeping little elves crawl over my keyboard and order the most gorgeous things off etsy for me.
I'm always delighted to see what surprises come in the mail. My present obsession is graduation. Duh, of sizes, not from school. I'll have some to show soon enough I'm sure.
I got this brass hardware piece from Uruguay, of course, but couldn't make the shape work.
It occurred to me that some backing and dimension would give it more import so I cut and sanded a tin.
Then used some of my cheap ebay labrets as make-do rivets. The actual ball ends of the labrets stood too high so I glued some beads on as stoppers. Then the brass piece, tube beads to keep them up, tin piece. Here's the back. I tell you this because one gal was saying she wanted extreme close-ups of everything with detailed ingredient lists and explanations of everything. Well, that won't happen, but this was worth explaining some. I'm pretty proud of it. I tried hammering the top metal stub bits but nothing much happened.
Some saint guy's face got mauled by a bear here. I also am using these little crown charms as caps of sorts. An idea I had.
Peeenk. And grungy.
Here's some bar and threes. As I not officially dub them. You can't tell but there's mop buttons here at the bottom of the large beads.
See? More crowns. Here when the balance was lopsided I just added beads to the left til balance was once again restored throughout the kingdom.
Something for the patron, who, as the eagle-eyed Sparrow pointed out, favors blue. Here I should mention she sent lots of kuchi, which is why these little dangles are appearing everywhere.
Speaking of sparrow-eyed penny, I mentioned to her I was making some DIY druzy and she demanded a picture. So of course that means everyone has to see it. Its just pyrite crumbs in resin. Well, it's not the best thing in the universe but it's considerably prettier than this picture suggests. In fact, the one with less pyrite and more resin is the prettiest. The second of those bezels I mentioned last post.
While we're here, taking pictures of WIPs at the table, hows about we take a glance at the table overall?
I told you that ever since the patroness sent a million things I've let them take over the dinner table, yes?
Walking around, you can see a box is there chock full of stuff still.
This is one of the very 1st things I made when I first got medicated. His genitals came out a lot bigger than intended.
Here's some vintage prints from Uruguay, bought on the street for maybe $10 each. Signed and numbered from the 60s.
Hub dedicated the mantle to only Uruguay-themed things.
My artist uncle who passed made the overlapping thing. His daughter made the butterflies and flowers based on some Chinese cut paper bits I sent her once. He made his wood-burning tool himself out of an old washing machine motor somehow.
On top, he and I, bottom, cousin and his gal. After years in college several friends admitted they'd always thought these mates were some kind of African penis gourds that I displayed.
Here's a photo of me that my grandma always loved. She tells me this story every single time I see her. How I was only 4 (or whatever I was) and when she went to take my picture I got all in this cute pose with my hands turned up. Hm. So I was vain and self-conscious since birth? Thats nice.
My uncle carved these pretty things. And behind some stuff you can see my mom looking all sexy 70s style.
Angel heads from Mexico. Why am I showing you my house? I started with the table and couldn't stop.
As you can see, IKEA's been good to me. There's our old TV just sitting like it was planted there. We never notice it.
Here's the 25 year old avocado tree that dad grew from a pit that I recently killed when I tried to switch it to a bigger pot.
Another artwork from before I made jewelry. One thing I love about jewelry is that it defines its own limits- like, it has to be wearable, comfortable and flattering. Wall art just had no limits to me. I couldn't pick a style or medium, too many options.
Wow, this is like my never-ending posts from way back. I do smaller batches but more often now, can we all agree that's better? And how hilarious is Beatnheart: "Thank you Yoda for putting my stuffs here in the bible." Now my head's too swollen to hold upright.