Winners, Chicken Dinners, Chunky Neckwear for my Sinners.

Hello ladyfriends. I want to give you all everything, but I had to pick just three. 
You know how you're supposed to pick giveaway winners randomly for fairness' sake? Yeah fuck that. I'm an artist I fuck shit up.
OK, so 1st 13 aka Marcia won these because someone else voted for you and that's just special. And your big b-day and your newly pierced ears. Thank you martinisfor2 for the recommendation. All winners need to convo me! 

Norma Conway won these for this reason- "I refer to you as my 'jewellery gal' when I talk about you which I do often." I mean. Come on. OK, yeah I try to be self-deprecating when y'all pile on the compliments but how am I supposed to resist that? Could you?

Betsi Goutal along with Norma wrote one of the longer comments which I also find hard to resist as the they're always filled with extraneous info about the commenter. Who can resist an over-sharer? AND she included this bit of redonk that spells out my name:
My heavens, she's an
Alchemist of
Rust and stone!
Ingeniously blending
Nonsense and beauty to create
Artworks of adornment.
 I guess the message I'm sending is flattery will get you earrings and I know that's wrong somehow....
 I'm having an impossible time photographing this particular piece. It's good though just take my word for it.
4ophelia's Georji sent me this crazy walnut with coral and quartz resined within.
 I love this! Numinosity gave me this pendant for my birthday and I used these awesome vintage baroque glass beads in thick wrapped steel.
 I soldered that connection to the nail head. The knotted cord came with a Patroness strand of carved grubby stones.
 But most of this stuff is from Kathyhaul and I just can't thank her enough.
 Like this needle case and these amethyst chunks. I wanted them to lay flat but the holes were through the middle so I did whatever this is with some actual sterling wire I had from forever ago.
 Is sterling strong? Is this going to hold? Should I cover it all with solder to re-enforce it? 
 Here is some hot pink for you. Glittery, blingy kuchi hot pink.
 I made this chain here for an unexpected industrial touch.
 Here's some more hot pink magenta silliness.
 This starburst stone I set in some cut and filed filigree.
OK, so this is a factory made locket but I antiqued it interestingly an added some unexpected cool stuff.
 Like this Kathyhaul sweater clip in conjunction with a ScorchedEarth bit for the closure!
 And this pewter re-cast of an ancient coin which is this giant man's head coming out of a bull's body.
And these amazing naturally drilled beach stones after a lovely lampwork.
 These stones and this stamping were Kathyhaul as well.
To end on a more dramatic note than just a picture of a cuff, I shall now share some tumblr gold wit'ch'all:

no but the best part is how he got the name:
his name was originally “potatoes,” and his owner, willoughby bertie, told the stable lad who helped him to write the horse’s name on a feed bin. the boy misheard it as, literally “pot-eight-o’s” and wrote it with 8 o’s. bertie found it so funny that he kept that as the horses name.

no but the best part is how he got the name:
his name was originally “potatoes,” and his owner, willoughby bertie, told the stable lad who helped him to write the horse’s name on a feed bin. the boy misheard it as, literally “pot-eight-o’s” and wrote it with 8 o’s. bertie found it so funny that he kept that as the horses name.
And if that doesn't make you happy I don't know what's wrong with you. Also, this gif blew my mind:
And someone called awwww-cute wrote "Rabbits are not very good at trust exercises," to go with this gif:

Rabbits are not very good at trust exercises
You're welcome.


Unknown said...

Just saying that I love the 2 pink necklaces! They are gorgeous.
I have a question--I have used steel wire occasionally but never tried to sell them cause i'm afraid they will rust and the buyer might be pissed. do you do anything special to your steel wire? I use some past wax on it but know it will eventually rust. I love steel wire.

Betsi Goutal said...

Yessss, my insane fangirling pays off!!! *happy dance*

Glad you like my crazy rambling comments! It's how I roll. Speaking of rolling, that bunny gif (and the perfect caption) nearly made me giggle outta my chair. Priceless.

Can I just say by the way I lovelovelove that you are doing such colorful things lately. I am behind on my reading old posts, but I know color is something you've struggled with and as a HUGE fan of bright colors it thrills me to see you mastering them. Two great tastes that taste great together, my friend. That hot pink kuchi is so amazingly beautiful is physically hurts. So many of my favorite things in one piece. *swoon*

I had a dream the other night that I was working on the floor and SOOOOO inspired and I was all excited because I was finally channeling your boundless muse. Because somehow the floor is the magical key to your awesomeness. Or something. But then I was kinda sad when I woke up and remembered I have carpet in my workspace, which just eats my beads instead of inspiring me.

Unknown said...

Missy Marina I had to race down here before I even read your post and now I'm gonna race over to convo. you but hon, really, you are my jewellery gal. I have no hesitation to tell the world. Well you know it now too. Okay I'm too thrilled for proper words. I love the ones you chose for me, and I gravitated towards them for awhile now because of the boat for some reason. Then when I saw that they were in the running for a giveaway I kinda had my hopes up and you know how the universe handles hopes that get up. Deliverance. In this instance anyway... Now I'm going to read your post. Norma, x

Unknown said...

OMG that rabbit gif is so great :)
Love all the new pieces. I know, such a generic comment to all that amazingness but it's too early in the day, I'm not fully awake yet!

Anonymous said...

it's like every time I come by and see new stuff its WORSE, I thought you blew me away with the LAST post of stuff, and now, all of THIS!?!? there's MORE!?!?
that last one with the needle case!??!
and it's got turquoise in it, my favourite color...ohhh ohhhh ohhhh ohhhhhhhhh and that one with the crazy piece of coral inside a walnut!?
it's just too much for my little pea brain to handle...
it makes me just want to go sit in the corner and scribble on the wall with a pencil.
it's just too much to deal with.
demasiada belleza...sigh.

Numinosity said...

Torrington needles, I used to live right next to Torrington! Our town had the Union pin factory. I'm amazed at how you put that nail bead to use. thanks for putting it to it's elevated state. Congrats to all the giveaway winners, you get some great commenteers here. So nice to see the love.

alteredarcheology said...

Yeah, I've been outta the comment loop for awhile, I still anxiously await every post though and keep up. This one pushed me to leave an OYE MY GAWD though. Dazzling pieces here, every single one of 'em. I love gaudy Kuchi! And no, I don't mean a Manic Panic spill to the crotch.

Anonymous said...

So thrilled and feeling very special. A big squeeze to LouAnne for being a treasure. I'm proper loved up! That bracelet is beyond brilliant.

Juliette said...

LOVE what you did with Petra's piece (using as a clasp). Genius!!!

Catching up on blogs and stuff, have been sick for pretty much the whole month of January, blech.


martinisfor2 said...

Congrats to all the winners! You all will be doing a Happy Dance when you open her very creative packaging... believe me. Awww shucks Marcia... I love that you finally took the plunge!

All of this gorgeous eye candy has made my day! I've been staring at them for quite a while and still can't choose a fav. I want them ALL!

Unknown said...

Congrats to the winners - lucky ladies.

The colorful pieces are just sparkling. Smart use of that color, it just pops!

As for the sterling wire - unless you work hardened an area really bad and made it brittle it should stand up as good as anything else. With as much wire as you work with whether it's copper or silver you'd know if you did that. Think using a pair of pliers and bending a piece of wire back and forth until it breaks. It's a necklace and unlikely to get that kind of use...you'll be fine.

Beatnheart said...

you are the queen of the bitches with beads
from big giant crystals to tiny ass seeds
you make everything look just like a dream
Could i come and kiss ya cause you make me wanna scream...

ok it got kinda weak at the end their but you is da queen and you are so full of amazement and wonderfulness and thank you a billion times for making the world a much much better place to be.

Betsi Goutal said...

*huge grin* Oh my gosh... what beatnheart said! I will definitely second that. ♥

Unknown said...

Me2..thirds on it... love love you r my jewelry gal.... im in love with the.. needle case and the walnut and the wire necklace u made... if i was wearing any of them.. oww my god I'd have an organism all by myself. .. just rubbing my necklaces.
Its so amazing how much u r talented and make such art that makes a body tingle... ow my gosh.. I'd yell. Mrs.M... you make me full of life and sexy... laughing and smiling to all who asked. .We're did you find that magical necklace. .. you'll have to tell them fancifulldevice. .. (hoping I spelled that right sence I never proofread)... my jewelry gal... I gatta have them earbobs that close at the top utee beads green tooth looking bottoms.. and one or two of the necklaces I liked the most..
That lady that said makes u wanna crouch in corner and scribbling on wall... and hot crouch..lol...me.. babbling to my hearts content. .. I wanna buy em.. not much chance in getting a free give away... usually I'd never win anything. . So I just buy and hopefully no one else got it.. the amazing Mrs.M.. talent is you.. I see what u created and it makes me slobbering and drulling all over myself.my goodness your a goddess of jewelry making...wow it amazes me just looking and wishing I could wear it. ..