Archive for March, 2010

Spread Your Wings and Sing

Friday, March 19th, 2010

My obsession with birds continues. Here are two of my favorite pendants I’ve made in awhile. I made tiny inchie ( 1″)  bird collages on vintage paper and added text from vintage books, encased them in glass, soldered around the edges and then added metal corner embellishments to the tops for a scallop roof to form tiny bird houses. So happy with these :)

They are both currently available in my Etsy shop, click here.

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Vintage Flash Card Pendants

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

In an effort to keep myself busy these last few weeks (after the loss of our sweet dog Jesse) I’ve been making loads of soldered pendants. I have this wonderful vintage dictionary with lots of fantastic illustrations and had been wanting to make some soldered pendants with them but was unsure what I wanted on the back side. I’ve been seeing alot of cool art lately using vintage flash cards and a light bulb went off in my head to make these pendants look a bit like an old fashioned flash card, so the front has the illustration and the back of each contains a letter and text cut from the dictionary and other vintage books that say ” C is for cat”, etc. I thought a black patina added to the solder framed them nicely and made them look more vintage-y. I’ve done some “mundane” one’s like the cat, squirrel and birds but also some really cool funky one’s like wombat, narwhal, squid and anteater, these unusual ones are my favorites! I am slowing adding them to my Etsy shop and I also have more illustrations to go through, if there is an animal (like a goat or elephant?) you’d like please feel free to ask me, maybe I have it and I’d be happy to make a pendant for you.

Group shot:
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C is for Cat:
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S is for Skunk:
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N is for Nightingale:
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S is for Squid:
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R is for Rook:
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S is for Squirrel (front):
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(back):
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check out my Etsy shop by clicking here to see more of these.

A Big Loss

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

I’m so sorry it’s been a month since my last post, February was a tough month for my husband and me, our sweet girl Jesse passed away and it’s been really hard. We miss you sweetie!

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