You guys cheered me up so much! I don't know why just having people tell you it's ok makes all the difference.
Soft and Slow.
I don't know what to say. Other than, yes, Anvil, his nose certainly was that horrifying but as soon as he washed up he was fine.
He also got a big bruise on his cheek the other day. He was so proud but by the time I he got home I couldn't see anything. I had to be all, "Oh yeah, baby, that looks swollen! Wow, you're so ... um, tough? Yeah. I'm super impressed and not rolling my eyes at all."
Aaaaanywho, you know how sometimes you have bits that are good but maybe once you try them out on something they just don't wow you? Well, how about if they're just one in a whole cluster of bits?
I always loved a layered cluster but drove myself nuts making sure each bit was visible- I couldn't imagine being willing to let something become covered and no longer visible. But then I realized if the elements were good but not strong enough to stand alone, that's perfect for a layered pendant, duh.
Oh I found out what these teeth are!
They're sea lion teeth! There's a ton of them living on an island off the Uruguayan coast so people find these gnarly teeth here and there. I was so confused because people kept telling me they were wolf teeth. But in Spanish sea lion is sea wolf. So they were telling me they were sea lions and I was hearing wolf and yeah... No wolves in Uruguay.
If anyone has any clue what that long straight stick is, I'd love to know. It feels like no material I've ever come upon.
Guided by Stars.
OK, I've always wanted to make brooches that use simple little safety pins as the connection and I wasn't previously brave enough. But phuquet, it makes sense here. And it makes more sense as a pin to me than as a pendant. It just does! So I'm selling it as a brooch not as a pendant so there.
Like everyone asked to have their brooches converted to pendants who bought these previously but I don't care. It's my hot body I do what I want.
Look at this amazing medal. And click the link if you wanna read why I called this one A Revolution. It's about how each element represents a different moment in human history or sumpin.
Dwell in Your Own Enchantment.
Wanna know a great mood lifter when you're feeling crappy? Bob's Burgers, the animated show. It's the best thing ever. So clever and surprising. Go watch it now.
Mapuche. Wait, this one sold already? Wha? Honestly I can never tell.
How much better are these than ipad pix, hu? Damn a nice clean black paper makes the best background ever and the fastest to edit.
I actually had to solder links to the back of the medal so they'd drop right and not just be a tangled mess, speaking of layered clusters and not wanting them to overlap. Which we were. Speaking of. Previously.
Hadn't done a layered Roman glass/poly/tin pair in a while. It occurred to me I could make them with the double drilled glass I have and that somehow in this case less layers worked best. See the dark crackle corn flake polys? Yeah you do.
Oh I made another pair of these cuz the last pair sold, yay.
The Waiting Darkness.
And these with stillpointworks drops.
And finally finished and listed the last caged pair. Well, last for now.
Oh so I had a breakthrough with these.
Those Long Gone.
Cuz in real life they look cool but in photographs the camera focuses on the surface of the charm and you can't see the picture underneath.
Plus the best thing about these is how the light goes through them.
So duh, I just held them up when shooting so the light could shine through and they look completely different!
I should go back to the other listings and take pix like these.
Man I forgot how much I like blogging once everything's already listed so I can drag the pix and links directly from the shop.
I havent' listed these yet cuz I'm afraid they're too insane: