This ought to be my last post before I go teach in Virginia Beach. So stressful! I mean, airplanes and shuttles and that... never leaving my house again! Anyways...
The beachy things seem quite a hit, so the day I got my period, I made a ton more. These above are actually modern-day tintypes that a photography friend sent since she didn't like the photo results. They're quite dark so I'm using the reverse with paper, just for the tin.
I like finding things that don't match but are what I think of as equivalent. The top bits above are a good example of equivalents. Though overall the simplicity of these is just the kind of thing that makes me not feel like an artist. Don't know if it matters.
These are also equivalent on top, tin type backs below.
Here, very equivalent-y. Also an inverse thing going on- beach stone above in one, below in the other, victorian/non-tribal bit above in one below in the other. And room for solid perfume! Also, shaded moonstone.
Here's what these y'all helped me with ended up like. A friend sent me all these hand-made white flowers so I stuck them everywhere. I forgot what she said they were made of. Some kind of paper clay? Flour dough? Cream cheese?
The sticks and focal globs here, as well as lots of other stuff all over this batch, come from Jorji's new supply store, 4ophelia, which is awesome and you should check out. She also has a beautiful new jewelry shop, nearlylost, which I've already faved the crap out of.
Here's some darker ones. The orange drops are Chinese plastic and the things above them are expensive Etheopian. I think it shouldn't matter. Usually don't care, but when you have truly expensive bits sometimes it's hard to mix in cheapos...
The blurry mop drop here was a bead but I used it as a cab after darkening it with alcohol inks. Does it matter if I do or don't feel like an artist?
I think it may be that I'm not incorporating a bunch of old things that were intended for different purposes. I'm a little lost without my vintage bits, I think.
Maybe after my teaching gig when I finally get myself to organize, I'll find some little religious bits... Headpins above, 4ophelia.
I made two bright orange pairs since Sparrow sent me a bunch of bright orange things. What's funny is I forgot to add the earwire to the one above with the faceted bead and I photoshopped the ear wire in. I'm a nut!
I have a cuff from an escutcheon shipwreck sent me:
You see a different special bit depending on the angle so I'll just drop four pix here like I'm all about myself.
The keyhole has a snippet of galaxy and the headpins are from Numinosity.