I made this over the weekend and I really love it. It's a solid blue glass bead and all sterling silver pieces. The glass is pretty clear but it has small swirls of white in it. really pretty! though the color reminds me of that necklace on titanic. . . hahaha
I've been taking a ceramics class for fun with my old professor from college for the past few months. One piece I was working on that I was IN LOVE with was a bronze colored tree. It was twisty, textured, and GREAT.
I spent about 9 weeks on and off working on it. The first thing that went wrong was in my first glaze fire. The girl that loaded the kiln balanced a cone shaped piece on the top shelf on ITS POINT. WHY! Needless to say, the cone crashed down to the bottom level where my tree was and knocked off about 5 tips of the branches. I decided it could be salvaged if I reglazed the broken tips and high fired it again.
It turned out looking fine after that fire. I brought the piece home LAST night. This afternoon I call my apartment to talk to my boyfriend. His brother picks up and nonchalantly says "Oh sorry to tell you this but I broke your tree" WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! I nearly broke into tears. But then anger took control. He knocked it over and it broke in 3 pieces. HATRED AND ANGER.
I'm going to try gluing it. But I will be forever angry when I look at it.
This is my first attempt at soldering round things, it's harder than I would have thought! I love how this one turned out. I used a few different colored flat back marbles, wrapped them in copper tape then connected everything with solder.
One of my boyfriends favorite movies is Alien. I found this stencil, showed it to him(my mistake!), and he HAD to have it. plain black shirt and silver paint, freezerpaper. Now he has a whole list of stencils he wants done on his plain shirts, hahaha. I love how it turned out too!