Farmer's Market again this weekend, but then we get a nice, 2 week break. I wish I could say the break was for a long trip or something, but instead we are getting our foundation fixed, and a few minor home repairs done.
I will still get some studio time though, and I have some thoughts...... I got this great sewing machine with gorgeous almost Art Deco type tags on it, and I'm just dreaming up designs for it. Maybe Jerry and I will hit the big fairgrounds flea market, and of course we have a couple of family events to attend.
There never seems to be a shortage of things I need to get done around here.
So I'll leave you with these heart earrings. I love this design, it's all new materials but I get to do such fun techniques like wire wrapping and riveting on one project!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
It's the reason I wanted to do a resin poor actually!
I got these great fairy charms on my trip last summer, but when I went to use them, I found out why they were so affordable... it broke!! arrgh!!
but I love the design of the fairy, and it made me think of Tinkerbell. Who doesn't love Tinkerbell? I still wanted to use them, but how in good conscience could I if they break when you breathe on them? That's when I decided I needed to play with Resin again. I wanted to make a steampunk Version of Tink, so what better bezel than a old pocket watch case?
So I set up bit by bit, this design over the last several months, and worked on a few other resin projects, until I had enough to do a poor.
When I was finished with the design, the back was ugly.. I mean, beyond ugly! So I prettied it up with this:
What do you think?
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Course I only glue to reinforce other types of joining, or when what I'm working with is too fragile for rivets ( which involves hammering.. think about it) Or too small.
Still it's a valid tool in the tool-box.
Jerry and I had a FANTASTIC!! Farmer's Market. Next up, Beaux Arts in Davenport. Looking forward to it, we haven't done it for a couple of years, so if the weather holds it should be another awesome show.
Time to go to the studio and create!
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market to boot! Unless there is a last minute change, we will be right by the new Hy-Vee on 4th st, about 1/3 down the block. Right now the forecast is Sunny and in the 50's which sounds pretty good to me... so I hope to see you downtown enjoying the first market of the year!
|back of the pendant... pocket watch case|