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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Capacitor Ring...with snazzy photos this time! on: October 21, 2009 05:53:32 PM
Let me start this by saying that I have been locked in the dregs of hell with a computer that fried a chip.  For serious.  So now we have a new computer...not new new but new to us.

That said...I posted a photo of a ring a while ago, and folks had questions, wanted to see more detailed pictures (I guess the ones with my dirty knuckles didn't do the ring justice)...

The ring is 1.  huge and then some.  It's about an 11 but that's a small estimate  2.  wrapped with 20g square sterling (the first time I've ever wrapped a ring!)  3.  a resin cab that we made in studio with an old capacitor that was lying around the space, the color is hand dyed (we mixed the color)  4.  sparklier than it appears, I think.  The main color comes from embossing powders, and the hints of added sparkle are holographic glitter  5.  worn, worn, worn, worn!  I love this ring.  I love it to death.  I have worn it to work (industrial mechanic), gardened in it, whatever. The cab doesn't look nearly so beat up in person, but lights pick up a TON of detail/surface scratches.

The only thing I would change is the band.  If I had realized the band was only going to be 2 strands, I would have started with two more.  I like chunky bands, for sure, but this one is pretty comfy anyways.  

ahhhhhhh...it sure is good to be back, old friend.

Ummm, full frontal:

profile: both sides
Errrr, I have no idea where in the world that hair came from...I swear!!! my knuckles aren't THAT hairy.

booty shot:  
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / one more thing before bed (famous last words) on: September 04, 2009 10:28:58 PM
It's funny, I think I said that exact same thing when I made this ring...

One of my dearest friends was in town (Asheville, NC) to split a booth during Bele Chere, and he is a wrap-star in the making...I begged him to teach me a basic wrap stitch to get started...a ring, of course, 'cause I love me some rings!

Here goes!  (It's the art-world's crappiest picture, I know, but I had sold all day, it was approximately 3am, and I wanted a photo, hat head be darned!)

The cab is a resin piece that I made ages ago and posted as Vulvaline...it has a little capacitor in it which is fitting for me because by day I'm an electrical diagnostician and industrial mechanic.  Thus the hard working girl hands.

c/c welcome!

I'll put it in the photo booth soon and put up some nice photos of my prized ring...until then, don't be too cruel! heh.

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Some of our latest RESIN!!! on: September 04, 2009 10:15:52 PM
We're lovers of resin, that's for sure!  We haven't posted much of our work since we've started working together, but here goes...

Ya'll are getting a sneak peek of some of this stuff before it even goes on our blog! Who's lucky now?

Photos not overly professional, but we were sanding and polishing here!  These take almost forever.

We made our own molds, and have many more to come...

purple 'snake print' sateen


vintage cotton gauze (rearview)

same vintage cotton gauze

metal shavings

vintage woven (love this fabric to death!)

foil backed orange glass and metal shavings

multi-color hand dye job
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Upcycled Leather Cuffs (added remainder of photos so now it's chubby-er) on: September 04, 2009 09:41:02 PM
So, I do some work for a furniture store, and one day about 2 weeks ago I saved a veritable butt-ton of leather from the dumpster (seriously, the stack is about 18" high).  I mean this leather is GORGEOUS!  Anyways, they're swatches, approx 8.5 x 11.  Name of company stamped in bottom center, and grommets on top corners.  

I beat the would be thowers awayers off, saved the leather and promptly heaved it down on my work table.  And stared.  And fondled.  And stared.  And tried a wallet I hated.  Then!  Cuff Time.

I've taken better photos in my lifetime, but it was early evening, and I was in a hurry!  They'll look better when they finally get to etsy...

Silver Perforated Leather w/ Fave Old Shirt Remnant and Rivets (all MINE!)
and Black Leather with 'checkerboard' stitching and 3 red blocks

Black Leather with 5 Jean Rivets
and Pale Green Leather with Brown Trim and Thin Sweater Remnant

Handmade Argyle - Red w/ Silver Stitching on Black
and Blue Inside-Out Leather w/ Heartbeat Stitching and Stripes

Dress Form Fabric on Heavy Brown Suede
and Brown Suede w/ Green 'Leaf' Stitching and Purple Stripes
and Pink Heartbeat Stitching w/ Stripes

Cream Leather w/ Blue Decorative Stitch and Pink Stripe
and Black w/ Red Pocket (yup, yup!) w/ stitched 'd' or 'p'

Black w/ Red Trim and Houndstooth Remnant
and Black w/ Maroon Zigs and Stripes
and Black w/ Gray 'Arrowheads' and Stripes

The Rest:  All Leather and Fabric w/ Decorative Stitching...

5  UNITED STATES / North Carolina / Yo, Asheville! on: July 30, 2009 02:00:58 PM
I just spent waaay too much time reading the posts in the other Asheville topic, and I want to add on to that forum.

We live in Asheville (East Side!) and would like to start meeting up with other crafters/artists in our area.  Please email us at kissmydevochka@gmail.com, convo me, or even just post here...perhaps we could craft in the park, or in a studio, or in a bar, or in a sunny meadow on a crisp afternoon, or...or...or...

I've been getting to know some fabulous artists in the area, and some of us have joined up to do booths together...BeleChere, Sourwood, etc, and perhaps we could expand on that... you know Etsy Street Team Style.  The possibilities are fully endless, and I am excited by all of them.

Hope to hear from y'all!

now of Devochka
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Rings, Glorious Rings! (Phase I, Round II) on: July 29, 2009 03:42:43 PM
The subject speaks for itself, eh?  Hope you like our little babies...

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314886.0 Phase I, Round I

We've recently started making rings...our style's getting more refined, the work tighter, the stones/beads more precious...These posts are glass, lampwork and otherwise.  The wire's brass/copper/silver 

It's kinda nice seeing these all together again...
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Rings Galore! (mucho fotografias) Phase I on: July 28, 2009 05:17:11 PM
Hi!  My girlfriend (AK-47) and I (Vulvaline) recently joined our artistic endeavors to create a jewelry/design business...devochka.  It's quite satisfying to finally! be doing something other than pumping for the man.

Through natural progression (and a NEED for new things) we started doing rings, I thought I would share some of them now.  We thought they'd be mere eye candy for our festival table, but they quickly became our biggest sellers!

Our intention was to use all our 'old things' to make 'new things' (beads, wire, stones, etc) so that we could afford new things! It worked fabulously...

This ring is glass, brass, and brass! She sold within minutes of hitting the display case...

This ring (in 2 views) is glass, glass and brass! Someone in Columbus, OH is her proud new owner...

This tiny baby (size 5) was inspired by Katamari...there's a whole series. She is made of steel, glass, and hematite...

My first foray into real jewelry making was resin, so it was fitting that my first ring was resin as well.  The base of this ring is handmade...vintage floral fabric in resin.  What remains is glass and steel...

And, last but not least, Contrast.  Lampwork rondelle with sterling and copper wire...she is loved and still at home.  I think I put off the 'Don't you dare even think! of buying her.' vibe...

Thanks for looking! Maybe we'll see you on the festival trail...
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