Posts Tagged ‘crow’

Charmed

Monday, October 1st, 2012

I recently made several domino charms and charm necklaces for Fall and Halloween. Each domino is colored with ink and stamped with an image and then soldered around the edges.

This first one is all about one of my favorite poets Edgar Allan Poe, the round charm is a vintage wooden game piece and there is also a metal ink pen nib.

Poe Charm Necklace

I love this cool owl image, I added another game piece with the word “who”

Owl Charm Necklace

This one is a play on the term “skeleton key”, dancing skeletons on the domino, a metal key and skull bead

Skeleton Key Charm Necklace

This tiny pumpkin charm also has a little leaf bead on it

Pumpkin Domino Charm

and last but not least Ichabod better beware, the headless horseman is riding…..

Headless Horseman Domino Charm

These are currently available in my Etsy Shop.

-Heather

For Lenore…..

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

For this collage I used the raven and skull stamp from Inkadinkado on vintage book paper, it’s embellished with a binder clip and ink pen nib that’s dripping ink. The bottom border is black mesh ribbon, crepe paper and an embossed metal plate that says “nevermore”. I tied some hemp string with a hand and heart charm around the plate. I almost didn’t want to sell it I love it so much but I’ve listed it in my Etsy shop :)

Nevermore Collage

Almost Antiques

Friday, February 12th, 2010

One of the great old children’s books I got recently was in really bad shape, pages torn, falling apart and crumbling but it wasn’t surprising considering the book was dated 1918, it’s almost 100 years old! It has some simply gorgeous illustrations in it, lots of cute animals reading books and fairies in flowers, they are simply lovely! Here are a few soldered pendants I’ve made with some of the illustrations.

An adorable frog on a lily pad reading:
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A trio of birds reading / singing:
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A sweet bunny rabbit reading, I love the little bird perched on the top of the book:
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a dandy black crow all dressed up and strutting around (I added a black patina to the solder on this one):
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a dapper fairy sitting in a morning glory (this one is going to my mom for her birthday, she loves fairies and is a world class gardener)
front:
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back:
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Look it up in the Dictionary

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Wow, where has August gone?? I’ve been so busy and I’ve really neglected my blog, sorry!

This week I was a soldering fool :) and made a ton of new pendants, I’ll be posting them here and for sale in my Etsy shop ( http://www.PisforPaper.etsy.com ) over the next week or so. I wanted to get a little early start on Halloween so alot of them are for my favorite holiday, Halloween!

I’ve been continuing to cut up the fabulous vintage dictionary I got awhile ago and here are a few pendants with some of the wonderful illustrations.

This is very Poe inspired, plus I have a thing for ravens and crows. The back includes the definition for “nevermore”

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Really pretty owl illustration

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and a funny one, a concertina with the words “I heart Polka” added :)

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