Thursday, February 9, 2017

Works in progress

Just a few things on my back burner that I'm working on...
I really like where this is going, but I wanted to add color to the butterfly, cause in my head it's like almost a "bow" the gal is wearing.  I've got a great patina on the insect now, and I'm hoping to get back to this one this weekend.

This old knife is hollow --- Jerry has cut it now, and I've cleaned up the edges.. so now it's sort of a giant bead.  Not sure what I'm gonna do with it yet... 

I mostly need to add chain to this, and complete the bracelet.  I put the last coat of sealant on it today, so maybe this will get finished this weekend as well

OK this one I got done last weekend!  but I wanted to share the in progress pic

Monday, February 6, 2017

Heart Gear Necklace

This recent piece seems very appropriate for the upcoming holiday! The very kewl cog/gear thingie is from a old 1940's adding machine.  I added it to the heart base ( after I added patina to it) and topped it with this fab vintage crystal.  I think I'll call it "Heart of the Machine"

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Elegant steampunk

I'm more in the elegant mood of late.  You know, smaller pieces that can go with anything, not heavy, have easy lines.  Here's 2 recent necklaces I made that I think shouts out "elegance" but still has the steampunk flair to it.

The first necklace is old drawer hardware, that I made into a clasp in front with a dangling black chandelier crystal.

I think this look could go really classy!

My second example is a old clock gear, just over an inch across, with a Victorian bird motif and a vintage sapphire crystal hanging off of it.

I added a few accent crystals and I used the really delicate cog chain I have.  I love how this turned out and I'm seriously thinking necklace # 2 might become a "mine!"  I might dig around the stash a make a few more of these and "steal" one for myself.  It's based off a necklace I made for my bestie who is more of a bracelet and earring gal, so when I made her steampunk I wanted something that was not as heavy  for her. She told me she loves it, so maybe making one for myself so we can "match" would be fun.....

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Angel and Devil sitting on your shoulder......

Charge it! or not... Earrings
You know how it is, you see something you want to buy, and the little devil tells you, it's ok, go ahead... you deserve a treat.  The Angel reminds you the rent is due.

Go with the Devil.... hehehehe!