Monday, March 30, 2009

A cold frosty morning

The dogs woke me up at about 7am this morning to go out, and when I stepped outside I was surprised at how frosty the ground was. It was cold! But it was soooo pretty out. Since it may have been the last frosty morning of the year where I live, I wanted to take some pictures. I got one print out of it all. :)

Morning Chill

Some other pics I took:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

More pendants, and a focal bead

I'm having fun making these! I also made some earrings I loooove but they still need ear hooks. They aren't quite up to par to be sold, but I will make a pair that is, and keep this pair for me, stretched ears be damned, haha. i'll post them later as I've not gotten pics of them yet, and my sunlight is gone.
On with the lovelies!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Dream

New print. :) The weather has been so perfect these past few days. It's like the atmosphere went, "Oh, it's officially spring now? Ok!"

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hard at work!

Sort of. :9
This is part of the necklace I've been working on. Not a great photo of it, and doesn't do it justice, but it's a good peek at a work in progress. I've decided I need to order some large silk cord for it.

But in the mean time, since I love the beads I've been making for it, I made some to sell in my shop.

I really like making them, and am going to make more in different colors. :) You can find those here!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Oh bloggy blog, how I've neglected thee!

I keep procrastinating a new post because I think "Ok, I will finish this necklace I'm working on, and then I can post about that, yeah! And it will motivate me to finish my project, yeah!" But instead I get distracted and still haven't finished the necklace. Sad day. But I am proud of it so far and can't wait to post it.
Until then, here's a new photo I've recently uploaded to The Understory.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dan Cormier

I've not been on as much lately but after today things should be back to normal for me. :)

But anyways...
I was searching for polymer clay tools when I found Dan Cormier's website. He has the kind of work that makes me want to stop whatever I'm doing and break out my polymer clay right on the spot. I looove his work, his newer work especially. His use of white is stunning.

But you know I love color. ;D This is one of my favorites.

His page came up in my search because of this great tool he created, The Cutting Edge Peeler Kit.

Go check out his work!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Been busy, and have my first big commission

I've not been online much for a few days. I've been working on a baby blanket for my best friends baby who is due in July. She is in from Hawaii (husband is in air force, they are stationed there) for two more weeks. :) She had a baby shower yesterday, but I didn't finish the blanket in time for it, so I will have to give it to her before she leaves. It's extremely colorful, like a clown threw up, haha. I'll get pics.
I have my first commission for a business. The gift shop coordinator for the Elmhurst Art Museum in Illinois seen this necklace and wants me to make some for them to sell in the gift shop. So I'll be making 10 of these for the shop there.

I don't have enough of my ceramic beads to make 10 more of these so I will be attempting to recreate the ceramic beads from polymer clay. I'm really excited!
Well, I slept past noon today and I've not eaten. :p Time to get some grub.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New items of strange botany

Got some new things listed tonight that I'm really happy with. :)

Botany bracelet (More photos and details at the link)

Magic bean necklace (also, more photos and details at the link)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Natalya Pinchuk

*In reference to my last post, I think from now on I will both reply to comments on the commenters blog, as well as my own so that new readers can see that I do reply to just about every comment here.

Anywho, a few months ago I was looking for inspiration for my final project for my jewelry/metals class. One of the artists I found was Natalya Pinchuk who uses mixed media mainly consisting of plastic and felt, as well as enameled metal, polymer clay, sterling silver, and even a bycicle intertube. Here are some of her pieces I really love:

You can see more either on Natalya Pinchuk's main website, or right here.

On a related note, I really need to send a blank cd to my metals professor so she can send me the images she took of my work! I also need ot get photo's of my final ceramics work. :p

Sunday, March 1, 2009

New comment procedure, new print

Normally I comment back to people on their blogs, but noticing that others just do it in their own blog, I think I will start doing that too. It seems to be easier for everyone, and less time consuming for me. :9 If I'm wrong about this let me know your opinion.
On another note, I just posted a new print on The Understory.

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