Look at this, would you, Fanci and Tribalis. Shorter (we'll see) and oftener (kind of).
Still working on the fewer words.....so I shall dispense with my usual fluff and get to it.
I've been trying to make or find the perfect ear display so that I can list some of my earrings that need to be displayed as they look when worn. So first I tried to cast one in resin. In an ear mold. Well, you all know how much I love the resin. Pure unadulterated clear resin. That, I thought will be the perfect display! But it wouldn't come out of the mold. There's no way, I forgot to spray the mold with mold release, I said to myself. I always remember the mold release, I also said to moi, as I'm in the habit of talking to myself. Hmmm except that maybe this one time I forgot. So I tried it again
I definately used the mold release this time, but still it wouldn't release from the mold. So I shelved my idea of a crystal clear ear. Wouldn't it have been perfect? I then used the ear mold and sculpy and came up with this
Which I used in some of my listings. Until I was told by a helpful friend that it looked like a decaying ear that the skin was falling off of. Really? It's not that bad. Then the hunt was on. I found these lovely ear displays at ringringring and bought two.
I promptly drilled a hole in the lobe and painted a small canvas background to affix the ear to. All seems a go at this point. Then I realize that the wonderful pliable material that the ear is made of doesn't want to stick to the Velcro. Which would have allowed me to move the ear around on the canvas depending on the length and style of the earring. Great plan right? hahaha You know what they say about best laid plans. It kept falling off. So to make it work, I have to lean the canvas at an angle and take pictures really fast before gravity pulls the ear down. And that wonderful pliable material is also a magnet for everything. Everything sticks to it! Everything! I didn't even know my black sweater had lint until I wore it when using my new ear display. You'll see the black lint encrusted ear in some of my listing photos. Those will be the photos with what looks like a really dirty ear, but you'll know it's merely the illusion of encrusted dirt. So while this is the best ear display I've found, the quest continues.
See how fresh and pretty the white ear display looks here? Remember that and please pretend that's how it looks when you see it in my listings, ok?
Now I can list these delicate earrings that you haven't seen before. I know, I know. What am I doing making delicate earrings? They are as unexpected as this guy was when you saw him for the first time way back when. But now, a leucistic alligator doesn't surprise you at all, does it?
Pretty soon this will be the sort of earring you'll all be expecting me to make ....
Teeny tiny black keishi pearls. These are the sexiest earrings I've ever worn. Well, not this exact pair, I haven't worn these earrings. I've worn the pair I made for myself because I loved how these turned out.
or maybe these
Simple etched copper discs on a long sleek sterling silver earwire. Perfect for everyday activities. You know, when your ears feel naked if you have no earrings on. Simple enough for that quick run to the store. Or a quick lunch with friends. Or shopping with your significant other on Saturday afternoon. Or....... yeah I can go on and on. Not doing so good on the fewer words, am I?
Faceted smoky quartz on a swirled sterling earwire. You can see the swirl in the shadow on the canvas. I know, I know, these simple earrings are quite a departure from my usual "party on your ears" earrings.
You might have already seen these in my etsy store but now you can see how they actually look when worn
Yikes! fanci is so right. Some of my photos aren't crisp enough to see the details. Any of you camera buffs have any tips for me? I obviously could use a few.
now, isn't that better? I'm talking about the ear display, obviously not the photo quality. One thing at a time.
Lest you wonder what's up with the minimalist earrings, I still make things like this
Amphoras for your ears!
Roller printed copper with verdigris patina and ametrine crystals.
Rainbow Cal Silica and assorted other lovelies adorning a soldered wire bracelet.
Medalion with verdigris and carved copper beads with polished agate beads.
I haven't named this one yet. There are earrings and a bracelet that look pretty nice with it.
Well if this is going to be shorter (what you've asked for), I better move it along, cuz I wouldn't want to disappoint any of you with too many photos or words. (what I do) If by chance the few photos in this post didn't have enough of my usual visual pizazz, just go back one post and check out the surprise that was unveiled there. Lots of visual, lots of surprise!
I want to sincerely thank the following ladies for awarding me
~The rules of the award require me to thank those who nominated me. Done.
~They also require me to tell you 7 things about myself. Coming up next.
1. I love old monster movies. The Creature from The Black Lagoon is my all time favorite.
2. My favorite color is Venetian blue. Otherwise known as Tiffany blue. More commonly known as light aqua.
3. I was born and raised in Colorado. I miss it very much.
4. I have no sense of direction. This comes from being raised in Colorado. The mountains were always to my West. It's hard to get lost with mountains looming over your westernmost shoulder. Then I moved to Florida and well, I've been lost ever sense.
5. I hate to cook but love good food.
6. I love ocean fishing at night. Off a pier. Because you never know what you'll pull out of the inky darkness. I catch and release. I just want to see what's living down there.
7. My husband's and my first date was canoeing. In Florida. With alligators. Which explains why I am rather fond of posting alligator pictures every chance I get.
~Finally, I am required to nominate 15 additional blogs and notify them that I have done so. The official rules suggest this award should go to an excellent blog, which the 15 below named ones definately are.
Are you asking yourselves like I am right now, why am I on this list? Things to ponder, eh?
So in your opinions, was I successful with keeping this shorter or less wordy? You can't hold the blogger award words against me, you know.
Here's a cliffhanger for you, because now I feel obligated to leave you hanging after Melinda's last comment. And I don't think she was referring to the Ned diorama. Her comment about cliffhangers, you guys! Of course there was some discussion about Ned actually hanging off a cliff, wasn't there? Anyway....
Do you want me to tell you about the skeleton tour? Kathy thinks I should share that with you. It happened on our rockhounding/fossil trip out West. While we were actually out rockhounding. But I'm not sure if you delicate types can take it. We're talking real skeletons. I'm not making this up. so let's test out how much scary you can take............
I'm not making these up either!
what you have here, my friends, are featherless chickens. Looks to me like a featherless chicken and a featherless rooster. As with all things baby, I'm betting that even featherless baby chicks are adorable.