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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: 2 bird brooches on: March 03, 2008 09:08:30 PM
Lovely! I just saw your post on the NZ board - you should really give etsy a go....
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Hair and Bug Jewellery - Gross! on: March 03, 2008 09:00:50 PM
So, I've printed some hair (some people might have seen some more standard leaves and lace I posted last week...) And both experimental hair earring pairs sold at a fair on the weekend. I was somewhat surprised.
Here's one pair:



This is a print of my son's hair... I might mess about with trying to do straight lines, cross-hatching etc.

And then the other day I was walking home in the rain when I found a dead cicada half squashed onto the ground. It had intact wings, and I had an idea....



Icky, but beautiful... Might try to do some more, when my stomach has recovered. I've never been one for pulling the wings of anything. Blurgh! Undecided
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: More tiny silver people, and a new tool! on: February 24, 2008 04:57:59 PM
Thanks, guys... Will sure be producing more little people - but you really have to be in the right mood - or their tiny little arms and legs get shrivelled and wrinkly... Mmmm.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / More tiny silver people, and a new tool! on: February 24, 2008 04:26:16 PM
I posted some little silver people on swings earrings last year, and said I'd post the next lot of people when I'd finished... Here they are. They are made of sterling wire, which is only 1mm wide. There's about 40 tiny soldered joins - which would normally do my head in, but when I made this it was actually fun!



Also, recently I was given a rolling mill on long term long. If a nice new mill is a porsche, this is a 1960s mini with bits falling off Undecided. Still, it seems to do the trick, more or less, and lets me print nifty things on metal. Like leaves...



And the lace from an underpants factory my Grandma worked in in the 1950s. After I printed with the lace I tucked it into the back of the pendant. This is the third one of these I've made. (All slightly different.) My mum and my friend each got one for xmas.





I'm also messing about with printing hair. Will post some of those later... Wink
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: My First Swallow Necklace on: January 09, 2008 11:55:24 AM
i do like the clasps at the front, it looks good... (My last coment wasn't meant to imply that I didn't Cheesy)
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: My First Swallow Necklace on: January 09, 2008 11:52:32 AM
I am also a do-it-up-at-the-back ninny  Tongue. (And a jeweller. ha...) Have you tried the do it up at the front and wiggle it round to the back method... I know it seems obvious, but it might just work.....
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: New Zealand xmas present swap gallery! on: December 23, 2007 11:40:24 PM
sounds like good stuff you got there...

i have a light tent - it was $12 on trade me - i need it to be able to take good photos of my jewellery. Shiny silver is just about impossible to photograph without one. It's actually pretty quick to use it, and so nice to be able to do handmade stuff some justice. Then you just use a crappy desklamp or whatever with it. I also have photoshop - but didn't need to use it at all with these.

Really looking forward to seeing everyone else's photos. Hint Hint....

8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: New Zealand xmas present swap gallery! on: December 23, 2007 06:20:45 PM
Ok ok - I couldn't stand it any longer. Usually I open presents for birthdays and xmas as I get them, so I've shown (for me) a remarkable amount of restraint...
Here goes  (from Soul Assylum)











I'm really impressed and love all of it. I'd suggested a needlebook, after seeing Kylie's one, and this is lovely. The stitching on this, and the gorgeous and amazing bird is so tidy and perfect. (I'm glad i didn't sew you anything, girl...) Heaps of the stitching is in silver, which looks lovely, and is damn hard to use so tidily.
I also said that I liked buttons - and there are buttons on the bird and in the key ring (which is currently a xmas tree decoration) and the buttons in the resin are so faint that they really look  like the memory of buttons, or something poetic. And the Audrey Hepburn magnets are great - I do like her....

You did a great job, wish my friends (who actually know me) could be so insightful...
Thanks again and what a great first swap for me!
nikki

And SA, I have a light-tented photo of one of the things i made you, in case you find it difficult....
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: New Zealand only xmas present swap! (SIGNUPS CLOSED MAIL BY 12/11/07) on: December 23, 2007 05:32:45 PM
i will if you do...
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: New Zealand only xmas present swap! (SIGNUPS CLOSED MAIL BY 12/11/07) on: December 21, 2007 03:46:11 PM
That actually sounds very sensible... (Tries to think of lots of good reasons...)

Er. Because it will be easier to post photos the evening before the big busy day.
Practicality comes first, of course. And xmas is a european tradition, and that's what they do. (Might not be, but it sounds good, eh?)
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