Saturday, February 23, 2013

Steampunk pins, Bead Soup Blog Hop and more

This will be a quickie... I have to get some housecleaning done ( ugh!!!! ) chase the kid into helping ( which is probably harder than doing it myself) and boy, it would be lovely to actually get something done in the studio.. last weekend I was sooooo productive with my best buddies Cathie and Sue for Girls weekend, and since I've been home, I've hardly been up there.  I did get my studio put back together ( I took all of my brass, about 1/2 my salvage bits, all of my findings, some crystals ... etc etc etc... seriously just putting the studio back together and everything away took a chunk of time!)

Deep breath!!

OK, first up, here is my wonderful, talented blog partner's blog current blog post on Bead Soup Blog Hop... check it out!   She keeps giving my blushes!  I feel alittle like Sally Fields.  Anyone else have that kind of moments?

I really do admire her butterfly pendants.. I'm not sure yet what I'll do with mine, but the back brain is thinking about it... I don't think I'll work on it this weekend, it needs to percolate more first.  Some of my best ideas come from just letting it ... come.  The lovely thing is the reveal isn't until March 30th, so I can allow myself a few weeks before panic sets in. (lol)

Now for the pictures this post.

In September I made a steampunk pin for Sue's wedding, and she love loved loved it.  I've been asked from time to time in the last few years about pins or broaches.  I've always had a few here and there to sell.  I've made a few by commission.  In short, I've never systematically made pins apart of my business.

   I've decided for this year to deliberately make up a bunch of pins for the booth, and honestly I've had so much fun making steampunk stuff, my guess is most of them will be more steampunk than not.  At least the first 3 I made last weekend are all steampunky.

I only came home with 2 of them.. Sue insisted she had to keep one!  ( she didn't have to twist my arm)

I will make more... and I seriously want more of the bug blanks from B'Sue ( I got this one in a muse box, which is great cause I never would have bought one on my own, silly me) (actually the metal netting I used on the "medal" pin was from a muse box.. old earring which I deconstructed for the netting)

I'm hoping I can whip up more this weekend, but it's really sort of a caught up everything weekend... sigh...

The goal is to have 12-15 in inventory for show season....

steampunk bug.. I really like this one!  made with bunches of brass including some B'sue stuff.
The pin that got away.. Sue had to have both this pin and bookmark.  I am planning on making more key in flight pins!!

This one started with a vintage plastic cog I have altered with bronze Swellegent and Tiffany patina.  It's from 1950-1960's but being plastic, it looked cheap not old.  now it looks kewl!  I added a bottle cap I found on the street, cog and propeller and a vintage earring part for the dangle
Group shot, this is everything I made last weekend at the Littleton Spa and beady resort!


Sue W said...

But...I couldn't help myself! The things you made are so gorgeous and so right up my alley!

Thanks for the bits and pieces I got from you too. I'm still not sure what I wanted the larger gears for...but I'm sure it'll come to about 3 a.m. LOLS!

Sue W said...

But...I couldn't help it! Your stuff is so gorgeous and totally up my alley!.

I still can't remember why I wanted those large gears, but I'm sure it'll come to me at about 3 a.m. one morning. lols

Miss you Kat!

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