Friday, December 16, 2011

Everything's coming up roses

Here is my latest shawl pin,  It's an image transfer of roses on a sheet of music (image from Sabine's ImageArts on Etsy) and I made the stick into a rosebud on a stem.  

Monday, December 5, 2011

Much better version of Palette pin

I think this version is much better and I will go with it to make some more pins.  The palette is Kato Pearl which I baked, sanded and buffed then added the color blobs later.  After a second baking, I coated the "blobs" with some Future to give them some shine.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New shawl pin prototype

Here is a rough first draft of a new shawl pin I'm working on.  It's an artist's palette.  I'm still thinking about what color to make the palette and the brush handle.  Probably I'll have to make the palette first, sand and buff it and then add the color blobs later.  What do you think of it?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Shawl Pins with Stroppel Cane

I thought I would get on the bandwagon and make something with a Stroppel cane, so here are two new shawl pins.  The cane ends came from the large cane I made in Carol Simmons class.  I cut the slices fairly thick and then ran them through the pasta machine to spread them out.  The heads of the pins show the original size of the Stroppel cane.