Friday, March 30, 2012

Primitives Collection

Here are the latest pieces in my Primitives collection, faux stone and copper, inspired by cave drawings and petroglyphs.  The drawings are hand carved after the clay has been baked and then antiqued.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Some things to show off my shawl pins

I've been knitting as well as making things out of polymer clay and metals.  It all started because I needed some things to show off my shawl pins.  Here is a lace shawl knit on my standard gauge machine...

and here is a sweater knit on my bulky gauge machine...

Both are shown on a mannequin -  that's not me!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Week 12 Earrings

Here are my earrings for Week 12 of the 52 Pairs of Earrings Challenge.  They are made with brass fishing swivels from Cabela's.  Who knew they carried jewelry supplies?!  All three parts of the swivels move independently so you get a lot of motion when wearing them.  The beads are coral chips and some kind of black beads I got while in Hawaii.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Latest necklace for sale

I just put this Madonna and Child pendant necklace into my Artfire store.  I'm not a religious person but I love the warmth of this image.  It looks like a vintage oil painting or an antique icon.  It is an image transfer onto polymer clay and the frame is real copper electroformed in place.   I feel like a mad scientist whenever I do the electroforming.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Think Spring!

The theme for week 11 of the Pair of Earrings per Week Challenge is Spring.  Here is my entry:

Post earrings with very small canes