Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Keeping Secrets

 There's been lots going on here at Two Dog Pond, and in between events, funerals, visitors, etc. I've been working on these necklaces. I learned the technique from Stephanie Lee's Pipe Dreams Class, but wanted to take it a step further... 
 I wanted to hide my secrets inside the pendant instead of sticking out the top.
 Each pendant has a copper tube to hide your treasures in...
 The large lampworked beads were made by moi, as are the headpins turned dingles.
A lovely place to hide a secret note, emergency fairy dust, your crazy pills...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Holiday Sparkle

 New Obsession: soldering vintage chandelier crystals and
...beveled glass back to back.

 garnet rosary style chain

Friday, October 5, 2012

Making Other Things Feels Good Too

 Because I have a show tomorrow, today seems like a good day to finish up the earring display I started last July... I got out my box of Ranger products from my week-long vision of being a paper/collager/mixed media person... I used some inks, some alcohol, some melty leather stuff, some UTEE....and covered a wooden flower thing.
 This piece I had made from an old candle bobeche - I added a resined heart.
 It's all been added to this old quilting frame I varnished. I have the other half ready to make a necklace hanger out of... It's laying on the floor because I caulked the pieces on it and they aren't quite dry. Those are welding rods I cut and put in the holes drilled into the sides to hang the earrings on.
 For fun, I made some dio de los muertos magnets. Ha. 
...and just so you know I'm still working on jewelry, made an 'alis volat propriis' necklace. See how I incorporated the chain making skills I'm learning this week? I know.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Autumn Antique Market

Everyone is invited! Bring your friends, buy each other presents!
It's going to be a chilly day, so if it's too cold, we'll be inside the Liberty House.

Making Chain

 I am taking Stephanie Lee's on-line chain-making class called "Off The Chain". She is amazing.
I incorporated her 'teardrop' chain on this special order yesterday...
this morning, I learned how to do this!
Who knows what tomorrow will bring?! I'll probably wire wrap myself to a chair so I get some real work done.

Monday, October 1, 2012


 I just finished this bugcuff and I love it.
Shameless of me.
 I etched some heavy brass, cut up an old tin, added a tin bug.
Now you can love it too.