10/1/13

Makety-make

Here's what I made with one of the Ragged Robyn bell pairs. A simple carved pair of bone? celluloid?  rounds from Kathyhaul that I tinted the outer ridges of with gilder's. Really brought out the complexity of the shape. Then I felt obligated to add that same patina color to the bells and now I feel like it's too bright maybe... In any case, I kept it simple because the bells themselves are complex enough to stand alone.
These are the last of my Roman glass/garnet soldered links. Unless I make the effort to make more which I doubt because I'm up to my neck in projects... I'm concerned the gold leafed tin backing to the lady faces are too big and compete with the shape of the glass.... Wait. I'm not concerned, I know. Damn it. I'll have to go in and cut them way down... Ugh. Damn my eye for detail! Damn my spot-on inner critic!
A new pair with ScorchedEarth drops- plumb crackle luster. *wipes drool off keyboard*
Here's another pair from Robyn. I added German Silver color to lighten them. Rectangular druzy in gold leafed tin...
Another little pendant necklace from my tutorial.
And a big honkin pendant from the tute which I've incorporated these other chunky elements into.
 Look at eeeet!
 Look at eet some more! Polymer pin from stillpointworks, fat gems from Kathyhaul, top gems from Patroness and button from Pipnmolly. Oh and key from LuciTales. Damn, so many etsybuds! But wait the pin I bought. So that's one thing. Apatite, Roman glass, carved pink tourmaline, what's the next one? Moss agate I think.
 With tribal bell and Roman glass which I think came from a bowl bottom. You're welcome for making you look at 50 pix of the same thing. Indulge me.
Made an armload of bangles for a lovely lady who asked for a 10 inch diameter stack. Have a couple custom orders in the works even though, you know, I don't do custom. How did this happen? 
It's why I haven't been around for a few days and won't be for a few more.
RESERVED for deborah
Look at these beauties- do they not look just like candy?
A lovely lady from Norway sent me these pix of her UTEE pin makings after getting my pin tute.
The last batch look like some vintage Christmas decorations... I love seeing my tute-babies! Also, funny but making a new tute gives the old ones a renewed burst of sales.

So do you guys remember this:
An honest-to-goodness book that I'm actually featured in? (Like, more than just a picture or two in some gallery but like in-depth with special projects and thoughtful Q&A.) Well, it comes out this month- eeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
That was an ear-shattering squeal of nervous excitement. So all this month there will be a book release blog-hop/celebration you can read all about here.

My day to be featured is the 11th. That day, the wonderful writer of this book, Seth Apter, will feature me on his blog and I'll... say a couple things about the book here I guess. Now I just broke out into a cold sweat because I don't know what I'm going to write... And there'll be more eyes here than usual and someone from Amazon.com is surely going to knock on my door and say, "Excuse me ma'am but, you're much too ridiculous to be in a real book so we're going to have to remove you immediately." I'll be hauled away by men in white lab coats...

Look at all these amazing artists that will be involved. Click on them. Be amazed. (He used my dancing girl etsy avatar for my image! Yeah, it's a lot more exciting that my actual face.)

14 comments:

Lucie said...

So many eyecandies! That's pretty exciting the launch of this book, I've checked a couple of artists, They're impressive!

13 said...

loving the plum drops, very Gothic and the ones with Robyn's drops too. The arm candy is pure joy!

NuminosityBeads said...

So cool about the book. I'm going to get to take a class with Seth Apter in a little over a week!....now I can say "oh yeah' fanci and I go wayyy back"
Super jewels and all of their respective resplendent parts as usual. super sparkly tutebabies and scrumptiosness as usual.

Eva Lundberg said...

Love the pendant and the necklace... Art - as always!

JLou said...

Seriously, how do you keep straight / keep track of where all the elements that go into each piece come from? I'm totally serious. How. Do. You. Do. That. --> ???? <-- If you're wondering where the crazy comes from, look no further. Seriously, what.

TesoriTrovati said...

Excellent eye candy. Love the plum drops. And your fearlessness with color and texture. And drusy! Swoon! Congrats on being featured in this book. Much deserved. Don't be afraid to soak it up. Those artists should be saying the same about you. ;-) Enjoy the day! Erin

Chris said...

Wow!!! All those lovely artists! You are in a great group~~

taralinda said...

Woooo-awesomeness...! Love your pendants & the clear drops. Congrats on your feature- you BELONG in this line up. ;)

martinisfor2 said...

fabulous new eye candy to drool over. love the necklaces...

can't wait to see the book when it's out. you look to be in great company... bask in the limelight.

CraftyHope said...

I don't think those earrings are too bright. They might be for you, but I like that extra punch of color!

Anvil Artifacts said...

All so yummy. Making a mental note about the 11th. That's exciting! You're deservedly in excellent company with your book feature. Congrats!

RaggedRobyn said...

Much respect for the Fanci Woman! Beautiful stuff and major congrats on the book!
Epic skills x

Lela said...

Big congrats on the book! FamousFanci!

And the eye candy (once again) blows my mind!

noomaa said...

Congratulations on the book feature Fanci. That is awesome!!! I can't wait to see it!