Archive for August, 2006

Rising Waters Pendant

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

Rising Waters Pendant

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

I have very mixed feelings about this piece. It’s made with vintage beading wire i bought on eBay. The steel wire is wrapped with a metallic foil of some sort that easily tears off on the edge of the glass beads and the crochet hook. Yet, i’m not at the point where i feel like making experimental crochet wire jewelry with gold wire or even gold plate on copper. (Or even silver.)

On the other hand, using the less precious, quasi-recycled metal appeals in the context of the recycled glass beads because, as i’ve had to admit to myself: they’re not very elegant beads. (From the Beads & Pieces order.)

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I also made some looped wire for filling in with acrylic paint to make the “stained glass” look earrings, and strung up the “coral” beads with black seed beads between. Christine liked the colors, so I gave her the necklace and a set of earrings; a second set of earrings i’ve made for the Harvest festival.

wire crochet

CD Cabochon with halogen light

Monday, August 21st, 2006

CD Cabochon

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

The first of two photos to document my initial effort in creating a focal pendant with a CD etched and edge sanded with a dremmel.

It is interesting enough to keep me interested, but it’s much harder to work with than i expected. (I was not very realistic, really.)

CD Cabochon with flash

Monday, August 21st, 2006

CD Cabochon

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

The first of two photos to document my initial effort in creating a focal pendant with a CD etched and edge sanded with a dremmel.

The veining isn’t as finished as i’d like — it looks more careless? rough? than I’d like.

Post-it Notebook

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Post-it Notebook

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

I haven’t been focussed on creative efforts recently, but last Monday i found myself making a little cover for section from a block of brightly colored post-its with a very brightly 3×5 card and some … rivets? I’ve forgotten the proper name for these. I didn’t quite get the cover’s strap on in a user friendly manner; it flops around quite a bit when open. But it’s good enough for protecting the pages from the rough and tumble of my desk.

MA2006.04: Américas Altered Datebook — UPDATED

Friday, August 4th, 2006

I’ve some responses to personal messages at nervousness and have updated the PawPrints Page for the project to reflect folks who are interested in the next round.