First, thank you all so so much for your sincere words about my little doggie passing. It was actually a big comfort for me- like a swell of love from the internet.
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.

The Maiden
←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?

Earthen. Brown handmade earrings with polymer art beads
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.
Earring Pair.
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.
Rustic crackle polymer clay art bead sets- handmade artisan beads in apple green
bead sets
So many beads!
Rustic crackle polymer clay art bead sets- handmade artisan beads by fancifuldevices
bead sets
I even have two listings of four sets each that I haven't listed cuz I have so many of these.
Rustic crackle polymer clay art bead sets- handmade artisan beads in smaller sizes
bead sets
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.


RIP buddy.

Look at my sweet baby. This is just a week and a half before he passed, look how good he looks.

Yesterday we put my dog down (or "helped him on to the rainbow bridge" as those lovely cheeseballs  like to say) after a week-long vigil by his bed. He could no longer stand or eat and everyday his breathing got worse and more labored, he got skinnier and more mucus encrusted around his nose and eyes until we realized we weren't doing him any favors. We were able to get a house call vet to put him sleep, which I didn't know was a thing. The whole reason I didn't want him put down was cuz I didn't want his last moments to be all stressed out at the vet. It wasn't even expensive. So all you pet moms look into that when the time comes.
Anyway, all week I haven't been able to get myself to do a single thing other than chill by him and clean up his messes and dribble water into his mouth... Anyway, today I feel very relieved for him but the house is so empty. Mr. Devices- who sobbed the whole time- wants to wait and mourn or whatever, and take the opportunity to do some house fixing and maybe travel. I, on the other hand, want to go directly to the shelter and get every single scraggly, unwanted, old and smelly animal and just herd them into this place.

{Insert smooth, tasteful transition...}

Querent. Handmade choker with woven cording. Thick chunky mixed media artisan necklace
Querentone who seeks, one who questions an oracle

Today I was finally able to write up some descriptions and list these pieces that I photographed a week ago.
Golden Dawn. Handmade art necklace with rustic resin. Mixed media artisan jewelry by fancifuldevices.
Golden Dawn.
I also went back to the gym today and I looked so serious in the mirror, ugh. I left early.

I'm not sad, Bingo had a great life. Poor baby.
Love Seeks Refuge. Handmade art necklace with rustic resin. Mixed media artisan jewelry by fancifuldevices.
Love Seeks Refuge.
I just want another fuzzy creature to love. Sigh.

Oh look at the beads below. From the listing description: "I made these rutilated polymer beads by embedding golden fibers into translucent clay. After curing, a layer of liquid polymer clay was added to seal in all fibers then this layer was cured with a heat gun." So I took little balls of clay then wound some Angelina fibers over them, then rolled them in my hands for a while 'til they were all embedded in there. They're tiny.

I also made the crusty toggle.
Looking over my listings for that quote, I realize I didn't exactly proofread my descriptions cuz I'm just so uuuuugghhh. OK, Imma go do that next.
Purple Etheria. Artisan multi strand necklace with rustic resin.
Purple Etheria.
Ok, help me out guys. Which of these two pictures should be the first image? The one above or below?

The one above shows the focal more clearly but the one below better reflects the look of the necklace in action. But which one is prettier though?

Whatever, look at this crazy bracelet.
Esemplastic. Double wrap bracelet in green. Artisan handmade assemblage jewelry by fancifuldevices.
Esemplastichaving the ability to shape diverse elements or concepts into a unified whole
Ok, on the table it looks quite odd.

But when worn, you only get this or that bit at a time and I think it works. ?? Opinions welcome?

I think I have to re-make all the necklaces that included goldwork bullion cuz after fretting about it on this blog I got zero sales. Or did I over price?
Polymer clay bracelet connectors with crackle. Rustic jewelry elements, your choice of three.
Idk, whutuvr. Here's some bracelet connectors that I finished with - gasp! - a shiny top coat!

And not only that, I actually think it's an improvement on the matte ones. I knew the day would come eventually.

OK, I'm not going to add cute crap at the end, I'm worn out on that. I should probly renew my whole blog look, it's been too long. Am I over the creative hill? Yeah well it happens to all of us. I'm a ray of sunshine today.