Saturday, October 22, 2011

Yeah! I finally got to make some stuff!!!

Hi! So I know my posting lately has been about art events I've attended (which is cool because they are so inspiring) or shopping for peacock items (which you may or may not be interested in). But finally this week I was able to steal away a few minutes each evening to make stuff! Wahoo! So the next few posts will be showing new work.

I got started with playing with my tin again, and here is a new flower pin I made. The large pink flower was on the top lid of a candle tin. I layered it with some more tin and a few openwork metal flowers. Now that Fall is here, people are starting to pull out their sweaters and wool coats - the perfect medium for brooches!
This necklace is a fav of mine - I really like how it turned out. I riveted a piece of an old tea tin to a pendant and then drilled some holes in a tiny spoon (from Ornamentea) to use it as a link. The color combo is pretty cool - the dark black being the total opposite of the pristine white ceramic beads with flowers on them. Some gold filigree and black deerskin leather lace finish it up.

You can find both of these items in my Etsy shop, as well as an additional tin piece that was on display at the recent Upcycle exhibit at the Art Center - a trio of hearts necklace. Their gift shop still has many of my tin pieces for sale, and now that I've gotten the pieces that were on exhibit back (the ones I didn't want to quite give up yet), I am challenging myself to maybe let a few of them go. As I make more pretty things and fall in love with them, I realize that I can't keep everything (as much as I'd like to).


Check them out if you are interested, and as always, thank you for your support!

2 comments:

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What a wonderful pieces! Necklace is awesome, unique. Words of appreciation!

maryharding said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your tin pieces are great. Love the teapot necklace.