For what ever the reasons this blog has drifted off into my Scarlet area of "I'll deal with it tomorrow. "
With my first show of the year just a few weeks out I'd normally be in full swing of creating new pieces for the show. I have only started creating again a few months back and seem to be getting into the flow of working at my bench once again, thou now as regular as I did in the past. Here are a few of the recent items.
This brass butterfly was given a rusted look with alcohol inks.
An old sewing machine bulb, the end of a fork
and some wings created this pendant
The focal element of this necklace is from a vintage bracelet
Then one day I decided to get out the poly clay again.
I've not done anything with clay in a long time.
These are the raw shapes after baking.
Here is one of my hearts after adding 3 colors of
This pendant (see in raw clay image) has copper foil,
2 colors of gilders past and a clear coat finish.
Then a copper metal base was cut, hammered and
given a little touch of flame for a nice patina.
Another clay component with foil, and guilders past.
This pendant started life as a bezel and the clay
was formed into the metal shaped.
A 3 color patina was added and then clear coated.
I wanted to do several small delicate necklaces - not my normal.
3 pearl "peas" in a pod
Small stone in metal frame
Treated myself with a new saw (black handle).
I will use them both but the older one
just didn't have a deep enough work area.
So hopefully my time management will improve and
things at the bench, sewing machine and in the sketch book
will get back on a normal track.
Time seems to drift by either too quickly or too slow. Making the best use of it is a challenge. Life changes and we adjust - just not as quickly as I'd like.