11/17/14

Listing, my Zumba hero, xkcd, babble

So yesterday as I was taking these pictures you see here, I found myself under my new table, pushing it around because reasons.Light travels. Rustic Victorian tribal lariat in golden amber yellow.
Light travels.
I somehow managed to slam it into something and next thing I know one of the folding legs was folding in on itself and I hear this long protracted crash as all the things that have already found their way on to Table II went sliding to the floor, including an open (terrible, I know) bottle of Jax, which nevertheless landed upright.

I'm so traumatized by it, I haven't been back in the studio. Really, now I have no excuse not to do a thorough cleaning/organizing so instead I'm just staying away.
What We Try to Say. Chunky rustic asymmetrical assemblage necklace in shades of golden amber.
What We Try to Say.
Look at all these amber-y things! Those little czech drops sort of woven through the bottom chain was inspired by a technique from Lorelei Eurto. And the first necklace above has a gorgeous little functioning lighter from Uruguay and what was once a Pipnmolly earring.

I'm starting to use some of my real Uru-haul treasure.Apostasy. Rustic assemblage found object choker necklace with geode sterling gold.
Apostasy.
These here are rim pieces for gourds we use to drink yerba mate out of. They're all sterling and real gold. Yeah!

I've matched them up with geodes, the bottom of which I had to sand down the back of so it would lay without flopping over. Yay new flex shaft!
Beacon of tranquility.  Rustic assemblage found object choker necklace with geode sterling gold.
Beacon of tranquility.
You guys. I just had my head in my hand for several minutes having totally blanked out on the term "flex shaft." All I could come up with "spinny grinder."

I've also repurposed these knotted cord and brass bracelets and anklets as parts of these necklaces, after treating them to plenty oxidation. I kinda love them.
The Favors of the Moon. Long statement pendant necklace with finial and archaeological find.
The Favors of the Moon.
Look, here's the chain I showed y'all in my mini video tute. Jiorji of nearlylost has been making some of this chain on a series of gorgeous, free-form necklaces she's been making I highly recommend you check out.

Weird finial from Uruguay, hebron bead and archeological section from Patroness, big hook from Kathy haul. I've just been wanting to use up some big honking stuff, I have so much of it.

Revolving Galaxies.
And of course, I'm just not over larats at all.

Even though this bell is ancient and this key antique, I've used these very inexpensive glass beads with them in a rosary chain I made. Idk, I just like them. And I sodered all the jump ring on those brass discs there to make sure they stayed in place. I've also been sealing my oxidized metals much more than usual- and doing so with Varathane, the polymer-worker's favorite. It does lend an un-antique gleam to everything but damn the stuff is brilliant.
Praise Emptiness. Oversized rustic assemblage statement necklace with druzy.
Praise Emptiness.
Check out this huge bead! It's by etsian gabriel and needed very little else to make a drama piece.


But OMG look at all this other stuff I listed:

Pūjā . Rustic assemblage graduated bead pendant drop lariat necklace.     Redivivus. Double focal lariat necklace with ancient and found artifacts.     Shards of Stars. Rustic cosmic assemblage art choker necklace in iridescent blue greens.
                  Pūjā.                                                   Redivivus.                                           Shards of Stars.
Behind the Veil. Textured teal polymer earrings with rainbow titanium quartz points and enameled rosary connectors.    The Million-Crested Sun. Gold texture faceted polymer art beads with chunky pyrite. Rustic earrings.     Aubade. Textured golden polymer earrings with agate and pyrite.
             Behind the Veil.                          The Million-Crested Sun.                               Aubade.
Aureate. Textured lavender polymer earrings with agate and moonstone.    Acosmist. Textured iridescent polymer earrings with rainbow titanium pyrite.Sabaism. Textured iridescent polymer earrings with rainbow titanium pyrite.
                      Aureate.                                            Acosmist.                                          Sabaism.
Sylph. Texture experiment crackle and shards polymer earrings with labradorite.    The Old Ones and the New. Texture experiment crackle and shards polymer earrings with labradorite.    Many Moons. Rustic victorian tribal vintage baroque pearl cage earrings.
                 Sylph.                                  The Old Ones and the New.                             Many Moons.
Djenné. Ancient glass in caged rustic assemblage art earrings.    Djenné 2. Ancient glass in cage rustic assemblage art earrings with apatite.
                 Djenné.                                 Djenné 2.
   
Couple other items from last post already sold, yay.
You guys I have a Zumba teacher on Monday night who is like my hero. She could be as old as 60- she's black and in insanely good shape so it's hard to tell. She just teaches class after class, boot camp, ultimate abs, Zumba, like, how does she not die? She has crazy arm muscles and I want to be her when I grow up. Also she talks the entire time and even if she's wearing those headphone microphone thingies, you can only catch like 20% of it. She keeps it up as people come and go for other classes. I just hope she stops when she's walking down the street. She's like, "We used to go like this but the guys could go like this but we were in heels so we could only do this..." and I'm wondering, was she a professional salsa dancer at some point? Even though she doesn't speak a word of Spanish? If I ask her will she talk my ear off til the rest of forever? Is it rude to ask her age? Am I shy to ask or was I just too distracted because I think last class I dislocated a boob from jumping around without adequate support? She sambas like no Brazilian I've ever seen- it's physically impossible to go that fast. So she's cast a spell of some sort? (Santeria?) I'm from Uruguay, we're right under those samba-ing bastards, we have our own sort of samba, I know samba! I'm telling you, it's not possible to go that fast. All the girls just flail around doing like one step to each of her three. She's like, "This is how they samba in Bahia, this is how they do it in Rio. This is cumbia from Columbia, this step is slicing the sugar cane with the sickle, this is were you'd be ruffling your skirt, you know the big skirts they wear? Now mambo!" It's like a vaguely confusing and extremely rushed cultural trip through all of Latin America.

Random gif intermission:




My recent obsession is Bigelow vanilla chai tea. It's the yummiest thing I've ever tasted and I usually hate tea.
Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea, 20-Count Boxes (Pack of 6)

Have you guys seen xkcd yet? Here's just two from the most recent ones that I loved.
Language Nerd
"Not to go all sentence fragment on you."

Geese
"Anyway, that's a common misconception. Geese live for a long time; all the ones we can see will probably keep flying around for billions of years before they explode."

(Then there's explain xkcd for all the ones that are too science-y or softwareprogrammer-y to understand. )
I know I still have a necklace to give away. I'm gonna do that later though. If you wanna win it, just donate to my fundraiser.

Because of the $ we raised, Kim has been able to go to a doctor's appointment she wouldn't have otherwise. She's still in a lot of pain and unable to work freely though so please send your healing vibes.
Now I must spread my wings and fly away:

5 comments:

fadeandremain said...

OMG your beaded chain hurts my head in the most beautiful way. Why so much beauty, WHYYYYY

Your Zumba teacher sounds awesome. Fluffy skirts and high heels sounds like girl tutorials sent from heaven cuz god knows I can barely make it around in combat boots. If you dislocate a boob, just get a hoop and hoop it the opposite way and BAM, boob back in place, fixed and you're welcome :D

fadeandremain said...

Oh, and pps: I like to bellydance whilst brushing my teeth. So if there's Zumba you can't quite catch, give it a shot with the toothpaste and Listerine. Maybe just be what you need. Also, it is funny in front of the mirror with toothpaste froth. Just sayin'.

Juliette Williams said...

LOVE Bigelow Vanilla chai. Man, now the word is out!!

Your lariats are stunning. And the combo with the geode is well, just gorgeous.

Zumba on, baby - I loved your story!! Oh, and the flying puppy ears, yeah. That started my day right.

Beatnheart said...

I"m Zumbaing again too...I practically frozen my neck from throwing it around too much...but need that Zumba to allow me to eat ice cream

she's as old as 62! yikes those old ladies know how to groove...proving your never to old to be a hottie. the teacher makes the class and looks like you scored big time...

all your new work is genius as per usual....you invented the cool and many of the techniques seen all over Etsy..


xxxxc\bh

Anonymous said...

ok so hi fanciful diva-ces,
I don't know where to begin because this is my first time commenting on anyone's "world" not to mention I've been drawn to only a few. My inspiration has had me depressed of late after the other crush i had on a jewelry maker/treasure hunter got all Jesus-y and here everybody read this 300 page copy right infringement bullshit contract....I thought all hope was gone until you came along a hit me hard with all your talk of meds, your petting zoo, and last...for stealing every great idea ive ever had hitching a ride through the galaxy into the future to materialize them. On the real you are absolutely amazingly clever, have a mesmerizing blog, and if your a spaz what, and who am i? I am actually going to leave here and purchase a tutorial of yours(starry shards) which is something i thought i would never do(f**king egos). I keep telling myself its to help Kim feel better whoever Kim is??No doubt i will cloth myself in a veil of white light and send out some awesome(i wish people would pick up the word radical again, yes im that old)love and vibes to heal her faster. After i take my meds of course. Anyways i have only begun stalking you and if you think your getting away after picking my lifeless corpse off the ceiling, you are not. I have not been this motivated to do what i do best "making jewelry" for weeks so thank you from the bottom of my emo-less heart. I cannot thank you enough. love from one of your biggest fans..(at least today).
(gawd did any of that even sound as good as the stalker from blades of glory?)ugh, im out....

ALL I REALLY WANTED TO DO IS SAY HEY YOU ARE REALLY RAD.
-J