If I lay it like this, you can't see the back section, like thus and the whole thing looks awkward, like so and you can barely see any of it.
Uranomancy- divination by studying the heavens
And what unholy mess is this?
You're basically hoping the viewer can re-construct it in their minds.
That Dark Thread of Sadness.
The glittering dance of brilliants must be strung on that dark thread of sadness which is time.
Utter Your Meaning.
Hark, below, the many-voiced earth,
The chanting of the old religious trees,
Rustle of far-off waters, woven sounds
Of small and multitudinous lives awake,
Peopling the grasses and the pools with joy,
Uttering their meaning to the mystic night!
--William Vaughn Moody
Check out how I connected this mini rhinestone buckle to two strips of leather. And with this I've used up my experiments with Chinese ink painting decals. I haven't made polys in a while, I have a bunch of ideas. Though now that I have the new 'puter, I should be thinking on the next tute... *groans*
Added some soldering to several of these babies. I'm lazy about soldering which I shouldn't be cuz it's not hard and it always looks so good. Here the clasp and the link holding it to the rhinestone piece are both soldered. Both piece and the crown in the first image were from Kathyhaul. Yup, still.
Mask of Divinity.
Whenever you have stash you don't know what to do with- make bracelets. They are so much more forgiving than necklaces. Like the huge tigereye above, I feel like it would be just a little bit boring on a necklace, but it looks awesome on the wrist.
I just used my flex shaft to file out a concavity on the reverse side so it would lay snugly against the wrist and voi-la.
And it further illustrates my current obsession with mixing religions.
Old brooches are perfect for this too (i.e., the rhinestone crown above). Can't count the number of pieces I've clipped the brooch findings from, curved and gotten myself the perfect bracelet link. And who wears brooches nowadays anyway? Well, someone or I'da never sold all them brooches, but still.
Abyssal zone-The deepest depths of the ocean that never receives light.
Finally finished this one I first showed you how long ago? Back in March. Using the glass sent to me by darliciousrejuvenations.
Underwater Tribute. See those torch enamel beads? They were made and gifted to me by RomAntiqueSoul who sent me a whole bunch of things including the amber chips I used in the rings below. I know!! Notice that one of those beads was made from scratch using just wiggly wire. I know!
Oceanic. Again, bracelet stacks. For fun makie times without any of the strictness necklaces and earrings demand. Why aren't these the only things I make?
In fact, all the non-stack bracelets above were originally meant to go in stacks, As they developed, I was surprised to realize they were nice enough to stand alone.
No Greater Agony.
I haven't forgotten you, earlobes! Torch enamel by 4Ophelia, real rubies.
OMG, this super rough Indonesian glass is giving me a gray-gasm. Why do I love gray so much? I adore gray and asymmetrical and rough and iridescent and this pair has everything I love in such an unassuming little package.
That Look of Otherness.
She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world.
Where You Fear to Live.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Here I fitted chips and chunks together like a jigsaw puzzle into an oversized vintage bezel which I riveted to a salvaged tin band. I made a lot of crumbs when cutting the larger pieces into shape so I used them to fill the edges and gaps by melting them together with a polymer resin. It was all very experimental and I'm amazed it worked.
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So recently an acquaintance of mine said something to the effect of "why don't you leave the spiritual stuff to the spiritual people," after I'd made an offhand remark about not necessarily believing in anything per se. Now, aside from that being just a terrible idea, it made me feel like I had to explain a bit about my relationship to belief systems and about my spirituality. You can go over on my instagram to read some of my thoughts on all that jazz in these three posts. Really, it's quite brief considering the infinite enormity of the subject.
While you're at it, go over to everydayfemenism and read this exceptional article about cultural appropriation. We who use "ethnic" or "tribal" elements in our work have to be especially mindful of this aspect of our racist society. I briefly address this myself in the second of the instagram posts I linked to.
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Now where were we? Oh yeah.