There's no cleavage to fight with, for those necklaces that hit in just the wrong spot on my other mannequin. There's no texture to compete with the texture in the necklaces.
They had a great selection...torsoless leg mannes. They had headless baby mannes. They had headless standing whole body mannes. All child sized. This is the one I picked...
Here's some new pics of some already completed jewelry that you may have seen before. Please tell me what you think. I'm LOVING it!
The Edgy Bride, which I know you've seen before.
Didn't get listed for the spring wedding season because all of the backgrounds in the previous pictures seemed to compete with the necklace.
What do you think of this one?
Much better right? You can see all of the detail now.
A concrete-bezel-set-cast of an a fossil ammonite.
Yes, this was done at the same time as the other concrete
pieces. Last summer to be precise.
Finally, after a year,a picture of it that I'm happy with!
A big hunk of turquoise with green serpentine, raspberry quartz, magnesite,
some beautiful turquoise beads of stone or glass (?) and sterling.
This effect is so much better on the plain background.
The colors stand out against but don't compete with the display.
the manne even has cute little hands.
soft soldered wire bangle with turquoise colored magnesite
and a champagne colored freshwater pearl.
Even the ombre ribbon shows up nicely against the neutral beckground.
From the Floral Frenzy article in Belle Armoire Jewelry.
And this is one of those glass bezels cut from an old perfume bottle that was
published in Belle Armoire Jewelry.
The etched metal and the smooth glass
encased in resin also look pretty nice, don't you think?
I'm thinking this is a winner for those difficult to photogragh pieces.
But you must be tired of seeing all of those older pieces.
Here's a couple of actual new things for you.....
Vintage silver filigree, glass beads, lampworked headpins from Havana beads ,
lustrous mother of pearl seashell and sterling earwires.
Here's a closeup
These went a completely different direction than what they began as.
Do you guys do that too?
Saturday at the Park.
Against an interesting, tho rather busy background....
Amazing how the background adds ambiance, eh?
Here's a bracelet that I absolutely couldn't get a great photo of.
This is probably as good as it's going to get.
Cuz well, the hand displays are all packed away. Sigh.
So I might have to keep it if I can't get good enough photos to list it, right?
And these aren't good enough for listing, right?
Of course they aren't.
The Woman Whom He Loved.
Ok stay with me here... see all the components.... the game commission bird band, the REALLY BIG bird band, For a big bird of some sort. Suggesting a manly man, eh? There's the soldered wire frame providing the anchor for it all. Yeah, stay with me some more..... See the knobby antler tine? Cool, huh? And the big horn bead and the turquoise donut bead affixed to the antler? Ok to me those all say mining or hunting.
Sure, us ladies can do that.
But see, I know I don't want to. Except for the easy mining part.
I have no desire to be underground in the pitch black chiseling away for treasure.
That's right, when I'm tired, my sense of adventure departs rapidly and completely.
Well howsa about the FOSSIL MAMMOTH BONE BEAD?
Or the Turkoman button? Surely those suggest some rugged chiseled hunk of a guy, don't they?
You know like this?
Yeah in fact, I think he was just washing up after working in the mine.
And being the thoughtful person I am,
I included a locket to put his ruggedly handsome picture in,
so you (or I) can keep him near to your (or my) heart while he toils away trying to find treasures for you (or me).....
Ok, so that explains the name. Or I could just call it antler tine on a soldered frame with a chain and a locket, a fossil mammoth bone bead, a game commission bird band with a Turkoman button. See, so much better to weave a story into it. :)
Wanna see some w.i.p?
Turkoman Goes Modern
I don't usually oxidize until the very last step, thought I'd try
this sequence for a change.
Hugs and Kisses assemblage bracelet.
Very much in the progress stage.
Actually in the stumped, no idea what I want to do next stage.
and that's it!
two w.i.p. Wow!
so that's not real exciting, but this is
Welded bookends from Iron Hut Dezignz
blacksmithed blades. very cool, huh?
Chased copper bowl.
Wanna hear why this work is so cool?
Aside from the obvious fact that it's just cool work...
It's made by an 18 year old young man who has only been
metal working for a couple of years.
And is so talented that the fine art center
where he first learned how to blacksmith and weld,
has now invited him to demonstrate technique!
He started with this type of work
and quickly progressed to this
Wow! Precision wrapping!
Um yeah, this was his first try with this technique.
How about some welding?
Nothing this young man can't do!
A tropical paradise for your desk!
And this next one is mine
Not mine because I made it, mine because he gifted it to me.
I LOVE IT!
Be keeping your eyes peeled, I think we'll be seeing lots more
from this talented guy.
Thanks for letting me share your work, Z!
Now that you've had your senses filled up with all that eye candy,
I bet you're wondering where
that torsoless head is,
So why do I need a torsoless head, you're asking yourselves.
well, obviously for this....
Because the quest for the perfect ear never ends!
True, my latest ear model, Melissa has a very lovely ear and she is
by far the best ear model I could ever hope to have.
Better than an ear on a string. Better than a creepy polymer clay ear.
Better than a resin ear that still stubbornly refuses to come out of the mold!
Sadly, as most of you know,
I will soon be moving far away from Melissa's perfect earring modeling ears.
So this manne will be named Melissa Too.
Kind of like Audry Two for you Little Shop of Horror fans. Only not.
We'll see how this works out after I take a drill to her ears.
I'll be drilling Melissa Too, not Melissa One's ears.
please bear with me while I indulge in yet another flower photo....
The plant on our arch is loving this hot dry weather.
And rewarding us with tons of gorgeous blooms.
The hummers are pretty thrilled with this turn of events as well.
I added the "how-to add a blogroll to your sidebar" as an update on my last post.
As you'll see if you check it out, all thanks go to numinosity Kim
for explaining to me how to do it.
That's all I've got for you this time.
Hope everyone has a perfectly wonderful week ahead of them.
See guys, he likes the arch.