The days are flying by, and I am trying my best to keep up with them and be productive. The flea market is approaching WAY too fast. Here are some of the things I will be featuring at my table! As always, click on the images for bigger views.
Cameo on a long byzantine chain:
Interesting how this one came into being - Skeeter (my turbo Beetle) was acting sluggish so I took him to Les Schwab for a new battery. There was a moderate wait before the diagnosis and another 30 minutes to install the new battery, and I had luckily come prepared to make good use of my time. I randomly grabbed a bag of bright aluminum, some Anodized aluminum of the same size (18g 3/16") and my mixed bag of craft store findings. 60 minutes of chatting with flat tire victims later and this beauty emerged from my pliers.
This is actually just the clasp for something I made on Saturday.
I was at my fried Lori's house (the lovely lady from clevercakestudio.com) and her housemates were cleaning out the garage. One of them comes in, hands me an old chain with a broken goth cross on it and says to make something out of it. I took the cross off, added some green enameled copper and various leaf findings, then took the golden opportunity to use this clasp I found after getting Skeeter fixed. Voila, steel vine. The clasp is actually part of the decoration. It sits off-center on the front of the chain. Pics of the whole necklace to come - the sun came out as I shot it today and all the detail was blown out from overexposure. D'oh!
If you follow my Flickr account then you might have already seen the crapcam shot I took of this one.
I have more scales in pink, blue, red and black. I think I will make more of these chokers in various colors!
More Faerie drops! These ones are in mixed metals, completely randomized.
Why so random? I tipped over my maille box! I now have a large jumble of nickel silver, stainless steel, brass, bronze and copper. Might as well make the best of it, right? I think I will make a necklace to match.
These are a jumble of jangly things, including swarovski crystals, craft store findings and brass chain.
These were my first real shot at fastening beads/crystals on head pins. It took a few tries, but I finally got it down. I have already made these earrings with a few different crystal colors including topaz and peridot, but the purple are my favorite. (Can you tell I have an affinity for the color?) They are a LOT of fun to wear.
What's a street fair booth without some sterling? Here are some shaggy loops with deep red crystal drops.
These will all be at my booth. If you are interested in something, let me know and I can set it aside for you. It can't hurt to have something on display with a 'SOLD' sign on it, right? I will be taking limited custom commissions as well, so I can make more if folks like them.