Archive for April, 2010

More from Wonderland

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Ok, I also can’t seem to stop making things with Alice in Wonderland either :) I’ve been making Alice jewelry and collages for years now and am happy to see a big jump in popularity because of the new Burton movie. Somerset Studio even did another issue with lots of  wonderful Alice art, the first Alice issue some years back is still one of my favorites and I still have my dog-eared copy.

Here’s a picture of all of the Wonderland character soldered domino charms I posted about recently:
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 and here’s a domino ring I made with Alice:
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and here’s my favorite, a charm bracelet. It has charms made with shrink plastic, soldered wooden game pieces, a tiny glass bottle, soldered dominoes, vintage King and Queen puzzle pieces, vintage text and silver charms.

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All these items are currently for sale in my Etsy shop, click here.

Fly Free

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

I just can’t seem to stop making things with birds :) Here are a couple of new mixed media necklaces I made last week.

I enjoyed making my Alice in Wonderland Domino charms so much I used a larger domino, inked it blue and stamped a really cool flying bird on it and then soldered around the edges, adding two sets of jump rings to the top to hang from the ball chain. I also adhered a glass rhinestone to the front for a little added bling:

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I also made this necklace with a pretty silver bird charm and a tiny soldered word charm that says “fly away” on vintage music paper, also on a ball chain:

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Critters

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

I recently went to a wonderful large antique show with a friend (who bought a super cool vintage Ouija board) and found a couple of really cute children’s books from the 60’s. People are always asking me where I find the book I use for my art work and my best recommendations are used book shops and antique shows, you can usually find some really great books, vintage photos, postcards, music sheets, etc.

Here’s a couple of soldered pendants I made using some illustrations from one of those books.

A tiny cute squirrel, the back says “oh nuts”:
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A sweet fawn, the back says “oh deer”:
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a sly little fox, the back says “foxy”:
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and my personal fave a chimp in a party hat and pink bow tie:
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I think the back is pretty funny too:
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Playing Games in Wonderland

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

While digging through one of my many drawers filled with supplies, embellishments, etc. I came across a small box of tiny dominos I’d forgotten about and thought “I need to do something with these” and so I did:) I’ve made domino pins in the past but thought these were too tiny and would make a better charm so I decided to add my love of soldering to them and made some cute soldered domino charms.  The fronts are inked and stamped and then the edges are soldered with a jump ring on top. They only measure 1″ x 1/2″ and I think they are adorable. Right now I’ve only done some Alice in Wonderland characters but will probably try some other images soon.

Alice front:
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Alice side:
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Alice back:
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Queen of Hearts:
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Mad Hatter:
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Royal Alice:
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Cheshire Cat:
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