Archive for July, 2009

Make it Work!!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

I’m a HUGE fan a Project Runway and I LOVE Tim Gunn, I want to go shopping with him:) So I made this soldered collage pendant inspired by his famous line on the show “Make it work!”. The background on the front is from a vintage dictionary, the definition for “stitch”, and I added a piece of vintage tape measure and a tag with string that says “make it work”. The back is cut from a tissue paper pattern and I added the word “sew”. On the bottom of the pendant I added a tiny safety pin and a scissors charm. I love the way it turned out! :)

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Lots More New Pendants

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Here’s some more of my new collaged and soldered pendants.

 I really love these first two, they are tiny collages done on vintage French book paper, I added lots of brown ink to age them even more, stamped postage cancellation marks and a tiny stamped vintage looking label and added numbers to them so they looked like old specimen labels. One features a bird, the other a butterfly:

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here’s another fairy with an attitude, she’s got a bored look on her face and I added the word “whatever”, cut from a vintage dictionary:

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and lastly something a little different for me, a tiny paper piecing of a house and a tree, I cut and punched them out of cardstock and patterned papers, the background is vintage French book paper. I also added a small metal key to the bottom:

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New Chapeau

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Here’s a shrine box I recently finished, I reused a mint tin and painted it brown and then added book pages from a vintage French text book to the insides and front. I added a small metal frame with a picture of the Eiffel Tower on the front of the box. On the inside  left did a collage with some torn vintage travel tickets, postage stamp and postage cancellation rubber stamp. On the right side I did a collage of a woman standing in front of the Eiffel Tower wearing a big lovely hat, I added words from the French book that say “Yes, it’s a beautiful hat”, another postage cancellation and a souvenir sticker.

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More New Pendants

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Just a quick post to share some more of the pendants I made last week.

This one is from a vintage dictionary, I cut out the picture of the artists palette and added the words ” make art every day”

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this next one I called “Madam Butterfly”, it’s a vintage Geisha image, I added wings to her and a tiny mulberry paper flower, the background is cut from an Asian book I found at the used book store. I also added a kanji charm to the bottom

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Sorry I’ve been AWOL

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post! I’ve been busy with my new blogging gig and then had a really sick hubby to care for (he’s fine now but scared me with a really high fever) but this week I got out my soldering tools and made tons of new charms. Most will be posted for sale on Etsy and some will go to the Damselfly shop in Midway KY, stop in if you live nearby and Mary will take good care of you :)

So here’s a few of my new pieces:

Another grumpy fairy with an attitude, doesn’t he have a great look on his face??

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And a bird nest illustration cut from a vintage dictionary, I added some blue to the eggs and then added a bird charm to the top:

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