after some good criticism, i decided to try out some more advanced wire wrapping. fortunately, i have a few different gagues of wire sitting around. its a little bit wonky, but i think i can get the hang of it!
how it hangs:
what do you think?
**I used a tute from Remy Heath's website! Thanks for pointing me in that direction, talyra!!!
made up of 100+ swarovski crystals and lots of antique brass wire. the earrings are hanging on some of the pins at the neck of my mannequin, Stella. My sister hasn't seen the finished results yet.. she just asked for a "big, sparkly" necklace. hopefully she likes it!
I have my first craft fair on Saturday. The only thing I'm worried about is how much stuff to bring. I'll be selling jewelry and monsters. [myspace.com/octopickleind for pics of monsters] For the monsters, I'm just taking custom orders. For the jewelry, however, I have a limited amount. My display holds 18 pairs of earrings and about 14 bracelets. Should I make enough jewelry to fully restock the display incase [wishful thinking] I sold out of everything? Or should I make doubles of things? Just to replace what was sold? I'm so lost.
Any advice at all you could offer would be greatly appreciated!
i hadn't made anything recently unless it was for school, and i realized today how disappointed i was in myself for that. so VIOLA! i made 2 new bags. they're just little guys, but they're oh so cute. i think so, anyway.
this one's blue vinyl with little ghost buttons on the front! [and a sheer purple ribbon for the handle]
complete with spiderwebs and spiders for the lining! [sorry for the image quality ]
i just started knitting with the remainers of a skein of thick yarn, and it became this:
complete with zipper closure! [its really not as crooked at it looks in this pic]
Yes, its 5 days till xmas, but I still need help!!
I've been racking my brain trying to come up with some things to make for my dad and grandpa- the two hardest people to buy for EVER. I've already personalized some beer glasses for them, which just say "dad's beer" and "grandpa's beer" ... not too creative, but hey, its a start.
I bought my dad a bunch of stuff, but my mom's gifts outweigh dad's gifts by a ton. same with my grandma's gifts compared to grandpa's. girls are just easier to shop for!
dad is really into elvis and johnny cash, but i've already painted him pictures and bought posters and cds of them for past holidays. he really likes birds, too. but i dont want to make something girly.
grandpa is also into birds. and the navy, since he was in it for a while. i've already made him birdhouses out the rear, i dont think there's any more room for those. i was thinking of making something relating to the navy, but i dont know what. mom already made him a scrapbook of his navy days for last xmas, and got him a bunch of navy memoribilia.
as you can see, i'm stuck.
does anyone have any ideas?! thank you in advance!
in my jewelry class at school, we were required to hand-make a broach made of metal. the only requirements were that we must have at least 1 texture, 2 rivets, and 2 parts soldered on.
i chose the dirtiest metal i could find, just because.. well.. i dont like clean metal. it has no character.
anywho, this is what i came up with.
if you cant tell [which a lot of people cant at first], its a ribcage with a heart behind it. the ribcage is made of nickel, the heart is copper, and the backing piece is bronze.
it looked AMAZING until i had to put it in the chemical bath before i was able to sauder it... now it just looks all burnt and kinda crappy. but i refuse to buff it and shine it, i still think this is better than that.
its all burnt because my teacher is insane and instead of using a soldering gun, we used a TORCH. c'maaaaan.