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New commenter Patty said, "Your work is a waker-upper for me. Not that I make what you make but the way you work with materials. Your lack of precious-ness, willing to break or 'ruin' a thing to see how it works. Inspiring!"
One of my favorite comments EVA! Because YEAH. Any time you have the ol' I-don't-wanna-ruin-it instinct, you have to, I dunno, purposefully smash it, crash it, rub it in dog poop. It's just ... I don't know but try it you'll be amazed. That's one reason my everything-strewn-across-the-floor method works. Can't feel too precious about stuff you have to kick out of the way.
(By the way! By no means did I wish to imply 4ophelia stuff wasn't totally sturdy and well-made. It is. I was putting pressure on the metal which curved it and, you know, enamel is glass which doesn't curve.)

Patty added, "Also love those short videos. Will you ever post some of the sources?" Well you finally got me off my ass to to update my sidebar funnies (look to your left and lower down) to include all my gif sources. Like right now on awesomephilia I just found:

"Now what do I do with my life?"


among many other non-animal related tumblr funnies like: "i like my women with curves. lots and lots of curves. in a sort of spiral shape maybe with ketchup... curly fries. i like curly fries."

Or then there's pleated jeans which I love (though I for whatever reason usually just look at his tumblr stream). Lots of good original content such as:

but also the gifs:

he has every kind of social media cornered. Like this from his Facebook:

I don't get you people with the facebook/ instagram/ flickr/ tumblr/ webpage/ youtube channel/ pinterest/ twitter/ soundcloud, etc. I don't even know what soundcloud is.

Aaaaaanyways. Then there's bunnyfood which is just the animals:

(via BestWesternDenver)  

PipnMolly asked, "What karat gold leaf are you using? Is it composition leaf? Or should I not ask?" Yeah, Pip, that's kind of a sensitive question. Oh wait no it's not. Ya big goof. The variegated stuff I like is only available as composition. Mona Lisa brand. Get it on ebay, etsy, amazon, even Michael's.

Wildthorne asked, "What is that pendant focal on the first piece?" Yeah I should really have mentioned it. I've been suffering from brain death by the time I get around to blogging and this is exactly the kind of question I was expecting (also Pipn's) when I asked for questions and instead it was all "What do you eat? When do you sleep?" Which was great for making me feel like my every butt-scratch was somehow relevant, or that there's wackadoos out there who think so... which thus makes it so... but yeah.

Etsy shop cubo. I added the leafing. That's what I dooz.ornaments - mosaic handmade in 5 natural pods - Christmas Tree and House decoration - mixedHere.
That one looks like corn. Mmmm corn. 

Beatnheart asked about the beluga gif, "Do you think those little bubble rings were real?" YES! "How do they do that?" They're crazy smart. Plus they spend a lot of time in the water so they can practice.

 (That's right. So that they can practice.)

Making one from her blowhole she looks like a little angel.
A fat blorp of an angel.
Yesterday I left the house and hung out like a person and met some sweet bebehs. This is Solomon:
But wait. Who's that behind him?
Dis is Toby. And we caught her with epic snaggle tooth:
 And a friend drew this:
AAAck! And I took pix of the cuff I helped my friend make ages ago that y'all wanted pictures of and I never took? I took:

And listed all this:
Dark Days Ahead. Rustic victorian tribal assemblage necklace. Gemstones art beads, beach stones, gold leaf.The Time Eaters. Rustic victorian tribal assemblage necklace. Gemstones art beads, beach stones, gold leaf, found object recycled.Mist and Music. Rustic victorian tribal mosaic pod necklace with pyrite gemstones.
The Time Eaters.                       Dark Days Ahead.                   Mist and Music.
Soil and Seed. Rustic Gypsy salvaged tin earrings with ivory lampwork.A Summer Garden. Pale ivory asymmetrical assemblage earrings. Vintage antique rustic gypsy.A Quiet Sigh. gemstones, torch fire enamel tin, rustic gypsy assemblage earrings. labradorite, lemon and rose quartz
Soil and Seed.                        A Summer Garden.                      A Quiet Sigh.      
The Miracles. Handmade painted milagro rustic tin earrings with hot pink fuchsia.A Precious Day. Rustic Gypsy Victorian Tribal white assemblage earring with beach shells, silkworm cocoons and gold leaf.The Riders. Rustic Victorian Tribal assemblage earring with celluloid toy gumball charms. ivory tan beige.
The Miracles.                           A Precious Day.               The Riders.
The Hidden Meaning. Vintage antique oxidized metal charms with rustic ceramic art dangles. dark asymmetrical earrings.Wind and Water. Cotton pearl, roman glass, apatite gemstone, trade beads rustic gypsy assemblage earrings.Deep Space Love Story. Roman glass, torch fire enamel tin, rustic gypsy assemblage earrings.
The Hidden Meaning.                 Wind and Water.                   Deep Space Love Story.
And now sweet baby Jesus get me off this friggin' computer I have no feeling in my lower extremities.


Photo-Editing and Forgetiting

It's 11 pm and I've been editing photos for at least 5 years.
This is a sorta minified version of the pink piece. Lots of pyrite. Numinosity pin. Stuff. 
Vintage gumball machine charms.
Oh I think I erased someone's comment by mistake. I don't even know how. One of the 1st ones of last post. I apologize. I love comments and appreciate y'all taking the time even if you're just saying hi.
Here some asymmetrical babies. Why do I love asymmetrical so much?
Here's more asymz with ScrochedEarth pretties. The metal charms became pair-able with some simple layering.
A minimal (for me) pair with tin and lampwork by Tanya Mcguire.
Patroness has been wanting cobalt. So these guys came to be with some Numinosity double pins. The wire is a heavy gauge copper which was perfect for hammering.
Some more beachy whites with silkworm cocoon caps.
Look at this madness. Japanese antique cotton pearls with antique gold gilder's, roman glass and y'know, stuuuuf. Thinking I was short-cutting I got these eyepins for ear wires. But they have this gold supercoating and I have to sand the entire surface to oxidize- and you can see it's still patchy. Maybe I should advertise them as gold-filled. But that's the thing- I really just prefer the dark metal.
Lookit what I made with Jorji's pieces! Squeeeeee! And they're all stained by the rust that gets everywhere when I get to oxing. I think that's just my trademark.
Like these from the other Jorji trangles. I sanded down the thick enamel a bit, managed to break the stuff right off, had to glue it back on.... Oy vey.
Really I was just messing around and next thing I knew another big batch of pieces to photograph appeared. See, that's what comes with allowing myself all the new purchases.
Couple re-dos. I wore this and while it made me feel like an inter-galactic fashionista, it kept flipping around. Thus the ring base at the focal. No more flippage. Even tho it didn't get tons of reactions, I really like it.
Fuck I gotta take better pix. I tried to fix the shines with some over-enthusiastic photoshoppage and just no.
I also took new pix of these which have sort of kept on oxidizing themselves with time:
These too never got much attention but, screw it, I like them. I made those little milagros free-hand with embossing metal, a pencil stub and some paint and while they're brighter than my usual, they're adorable so there. (This whole charging-more endeavor also has to come with more self-confidence, even if it is forced.)
Also, the tigereye you saw last time was taking over this piece so I switched it for a found holey stone with some leafing and a cone with surprised me with how well it finished the stone:

 You can peek at some other little iridescent beads inside the cap as well.
So with that inspiration I added another such rock to this piece:
The base is a buncha stones set into an archeological dig piece that then the loop/link/connector dealie broke off of. So I set that whole thing into a vintage Uruguayan yerba mate gourd edge decoration piece.
It's supposed to go on the top edge of one of these guys.There was one in a pic I showed you ages ago where someone asked "Is she drinking out of a coconut?" It's like the quintessential Uruguayan thing.
Speaking of which, ever since I took Mr. Devices down to tha U and he became indescribably obsessed with the place, he drinks mate (MAH-tay) everyday like a typical Uruguayan. Mind you the stuff is bitter and awful but he LOVES it and now can't live without it. So for his FIFTH Uruguay-themed tattoo, this past Wednesday he got:
And then specifically told me not to put it on my blog. But fuck it, it's my hot blog, I do what I want! By the way, we're looking at the back of his arm there, it was the only space left and I've forbidden him from tattooing his adorable legs. Leg tattoos look like shit to me and his legs are so meaty and bite-able... Most guys have chicken legs that make no sense when you see 'em naked. I mean, you know, non-exercise-y guys like the kind I would consort with. Body builder guys are just gross all over. How did I get on this? I'd blog tomorrow when I'm more alert but I'm actually leaving the house to be social likeaperson so. And this can't wait! Must blog every few days or I feel all cut off from my source of self-esteem!
And now it's 1 am, which means I've been writing this for 5 years.

Finally, check out these Belugas:
(via pleatedjeans:via) 

Now lie down:

And heres a hug and kiss goodnight:
 (via dogsandcatslivingtogether)