Hope the last two weeks have been kind to you.
I want to thank all of you for your input with the blogger issues. Don't know if I'll still be invisible with this post, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I might be. A special thank you to the very kind Tracy of pipnmolly for mentioning my illusive blog post on her blog. Really appreciate it!
I've had a lull in the craziness and found a bit of time for making some more box lid jewelry. woohoo! How exciting is that?! I know, actual box lid jewelry. Doesn't get much better than that, eh?
First how about a little local wildlife?
Cuz you know I love showing you the critters.
They let the newly promoted most interesting man in the world get pretty close. But as that picture is dark, here's a better one from a little farther away.
We saw these guys, well gals and babies to be precise,
at a local park a few minutes from where our new house will be.
And this weird little show is at our temporary abode
Your eyes are not deceiving you.
The bird is just hanging out on the rock wall.
There were four of them but I wasn't quick enough
with the camera to catch all of them.
So there are birds in Texas to make good use of my
trusty old birdbath, which by the way,
developed a very cool patina.
Snapped those before it got packed up.
Speaking of birds, check this out.....
For a broader perspective.....
No idea what the draw was.
Yes, we did feel like we were in "The Birds"
Since we're still on the subject of living things,
lookit what the orange tree is up to....
We're not the only ones enjoying the sunshine here.
What about the little baby oranges, you wonder?
Pretty soon all of those blossoms will be little bitty oranges too. yay!
Those blossoms smelled so incredibly good.
Ok, now you want to see some box lid jewelry, eh?
These Turkoman Goes Modern earrings had a good start back in Illinois
before everything got packed up.
The tin had been cut and texturized and oxidized.
I just had to do some assembling....
Turkoman Goes Modern-Eye of the White Tiger
The connectors are a bit different on this pair.
I used Blue 'eye' headpins
and thick twisty wires for added texture.
Turkoman Goes Modern- Aspens Ablaze
These have curled headpins instead of the usual balled headpins.
Because I forgot to pack any of my balled headpins,
even tho I made a ton of them before the move
just so that I would have them in temp housing.
And because I don't have access to a torch.
Wasn't sure how I would like these, but turns out, I like them ALOT!
These are currently titled "Long Cones"
hahahaha, yes, I know.
Decoupaged, aged and waxed long metal cones with bumpy hollow
black and clear blown glass beads with clear and black eye headpins.
Yup, had the cones all ready to go before the move too.
Nailed hoops featuring venetian blue headpins by numinosity beads
and ceramic nails by Scorched Earth On Etsy
Already spoken for.
Kuchi buttons with beadcaps by Scorched Earth.
I loooove these!
Simple blue-eyed nailed hoops.
Lace and nails with itty bitty ivory seed beads
and headpins by havana beads
Just finished these up. Liking very much.
I also made a couple of bracelets......
Bezel set white druzy, kuchi bells, a venetian blue bead, vintage buttons,
lampworked beads by Numinosity,
a cloisone (yes, I'm sure I spelled it wrong) cone from Numinosity's vintage shop,
a lovely white stick pearl and a freshwater pearl.
This one has upcycled tin as the scalloped focal piece. Adorned with a copper charm that I've stamped with the Italian words for 'my love', a black horn charm,
fossil mammoth bone beads, two strands of black gemstone chip chain
and a faux bone scrimshaw piece I made. I carved it (if I can call it carving after seeing what Pipnmolly carves. Ok I can't) er, I cut it out, incised the design on it, aged it, then broke it.
I repaired it, so that it looks like a found and reclaimed treasure from long ago. Yes that was done before the move too. But the coolest thing is the clasp....
An antique cufflink. To take it off and on, you
simply rotate the small part of the cufflink and either insert it or remove
it from the twisted link.
and I finally finished this one....
decoupaged, aged, with type letters from Pipnmolly,
another of those I can't spell cones from Numinosity
and a bumpy headpin from Havana Beads.
A bit of silk sari fabric and wooden beads and there you have it!
It doesn't seem like so much on here, but it took all
I could muster to get these things completed. I really don't
love my boxlid workbench.
The countdown continues until I have an actual studio again.
I'm waiting with baited breath....
and I'm also holding my breath hoping someone can actually see this once I hit publish....
and if you can, thank you for visiting!
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Wishing you all a wonderful week.