Second... we're not gonna talk about it. There is no world beyond my door and my beads. I'm avoid the news like it's fire and through very aggressive denial, maintain my sanity.
Omg I finally finished this guy after five years just sitting on my table while I let myself get distracted by other things.
←So I had this bracelet no one wanted because there was a soccer player on it... And I had ↑that bracelet link that didn't go with anything because the sides were too square... I painted a couple details to combine with the red theme... Don't you love it when shit comes together? And it sold right quick too.
You know when things just fit together so perfectly? Idk I feel like these elements were born to be together somehow.
Look at this cutie. Glass cab was a gift from TeapotsandTelephones. And my new obsession- matte gold chain!
Here's another little bit of matte gold goodness. I am not Christian guys, but since I have these old art books... they're all about Jeebus so here's Jeebus. Which my writing this isn't going to encourage the type of person who would wear Jesus around their neck, is it?
I haven't been making earrings lately. Maybe I'll make a bunch of simple ones with my polybabies, like this cute little pair.
One lovely lady sent me this huge druzy to make something with and make something I have. There was this oval bezel that was just a curved metal thing from my inheritance lot and I messed with it until it fit around the druzy. Then I... wait not first I made holes and added headpins for loops... but there were already holes on either side so i just put ball pins in those... after ruining like three rosey copper ones that... it was a whole thing... anyway....
I even used my own polybabies. Hope she likes.
Phew, a non-religious resin thing! Aren't they adorable? I actually ordered a coffee table book called 100 of the Most Beautiful Women in Painting just to have pretty non-religious pictures to resin.
So many beads!
I even have two listings of four sets each that I haven't listed cuz I have so many of these.
Instead of listing them I might just use them to make earrings for my Uruguay cousins. Cuz I think we're going after the holidays at some point.
So yeah I've been obsessively making beads- what other way is there to make them, right?
I've been working on some super chunky pieces- look at that corncob pipe piece! With the copal barrel bead coming out of it? stuck into a giant ancient ring?
So for my chunky pieces I thought I'd make some giant beads to go with. And make them I did. Look at that clever use of a big filigree for a bead cap.
Here's a whole village of them.
I used bunched up aluminum foil for the base of the really big ones. But when I made them I didn't roll them smooth enough so I ended up polishing them and then going in with translucent clay/liquid clay paste and sort of filling in any really bad crevices. But then I decided I still didn't like them for whatever reason and that they'd look better with a bunch of cracks played over the top of everything. Because I'm insane and wanted to spend twelve more hours on these.
I'm also experimenting with this sort of wood-grain look.
I made the Faux Ancients using light brown and clear instead of white and clear but I still had to alcohol ink over them because once you sand them they look powdery no matter how much you wash them. But also I like that the powder from the sanding got into the little depressions- doesn't that look even more like natural somethings?
OK, that's all I got for now.