Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Be Still My Green Heart, and Another Project

Well here it is, the first week of Oct coming to an end. Yep, and I'm now chained to my little art corner except for potty breaks and a few hours of sleep. Okay I am showering and putting makeup on but that's because I have to share the room with LW and the furkins!! ;)

Actually I'd be skating pretty good except I have a couple of those "oh please could you make a little something for so&so's bday" Now my friends know as well as anyone else that I can't just do "a little something" NOoooooooo not me. :)

Martha called yesterday and wanted to know if I could make a small gift for her friend/dentist's Bday. Doc L is a wonderful intelligent very professional Mexican woman. Here in Mexico Art jewelry has not caught on yet. I bet you can guess that DocL wouldn't quite get wearing a salt shaker turn dragonfly necklace :( Nope this had to be a plain stringing kinda job. And for me those are the hardest. I didn't get into bead stringing back in the Woodstock days, or the late 80 or now. I just can't stay focus long enough to figure out what bead to put with what and what color works with that one. My mind starts to wonder and the next thing I know I'm looking at the drawer pulls and wondering how to make a bracelet with it!! After taking beads out and pushing them around only to put them back to pull out others this is what I came up with.

I strung some caramel colored stone chips and stuck tiny bright blue glass beads in every so often Two nice big amber colored glass beads with 2 clay beads that look almost exactly (if you squint your right eye and cover your left) like faux turquoise . I'm sorry I just couldn't get that blinding shine off them so you could get the whole effect but trust me they look good. :) Then I hung a nice vintage amber glass prism. Now this might just be pushing the envelope a little to far. We'll have to see what Martha thinks tomorrow when she picks it up.

Threw in a few nice silver spacers and beads thanks to my little Bloglandian sis Lulu's care package!! A couple of charms just because being to serious makes me grind my teeth. Made a simple hook and tied on a couple of pieces of lace here and there.

Although I could never be accused of being the matchy matchy kinda girl I know that some women need to have matching earrings sooooooo I made a pair to go with the necklace.

Now for the DAA TAA TAAA DAAA coolest thing I made yesterday Ha I think it's the coolest thing I've made in days........ This my Bloglandian friends is a piece of sea glass-a mermaid's tear!!! I shaped into a heart with my awesome Dremel Tool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this not the way coolest ever????? Yep it was a piece a bit triangle shaped with rounded corners and my trusty diamond bit and I turned it into the heart shape you see before you :) On the screen it's about 1inch. in real life it's 3/4"

I think I better add 3-4 more packages of diamond bits on my list of stuff from the States, cuz I am having way way to much fun with this!!!! I also drilled a few holes in some pieces for earrings and another pendent. I think I might have found my signature....a Mermaid tear with every creation. ;)

Hi Ho Hi Ho it's back to my little art corner I go. But you guys have a most audacious today or tomorrow depending on where in the world you are p;)


Cindy said...

Hi Pattie!
You have such lucky receive a gorgeous piece of jewelry from you! This necklace is absolutely stunning..I really love it! I know you tried to "just string" turned in to a piece of art jewelry! With all of the ladies in Mexico wearing your beautiful jewelry, art jewelry just might catch on sooner than you think!
Your mermaid's tear turned out so pretty...I've never seen anything like it. I do think that would make a great signature for you!

stregata said...

The Doc is sure to love the necklace!! And I am over the moon with your mermaid's tear heart!!! Wow, you rock, Pattie! Soooo COOL! (I just hope you are wearing safety goggles...) It is just fantastic - I love it!!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Both projects are beautiful but that mermaid tear is completely fabulous!

SummersStudio said...

Beautiful necklace and I love how you snuck the lace into a stringing project. But that mermaids tear heart is a show stopper. Do you feel yourself wanting to turn all of your beach glass into hearts? If it were me, I would be absolutley obssessed at this point.

Miss Muggins said...

That heart is just gorgeous and my fave shade of green. Your jewellery is getting super fancy Aunty Pattie xxx

Esther said...

beautiful necklace and earrings but BUT I WANT THE LITTLE HEARTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!! so cute.. lovely, adorable!!! what a great idea!!!

Silver Parrot said...

I LOVE the mermaid tear. How awesome that you were able to shape it into a heart with your dremel. It looks amazing.

Linda said...

What a fabulous necklace Pattie ....well I would absolutely love to receive it!! And maybe you have guessed already - we all want to buy mermaids tear hearts from you......get dremelling!!

Anonymous said...

I just started reading your blog, and I love it. All the stuff you made yesterday looks really nice. How did you get so talented?

Rustic Tarts said...

Geez Pattie, are you sure you did all that by yourself???
Well done, you will have to come and give me some dremel lessons.

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