La Gaudière- n. the glint of goodness inside people
-Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
I found these 70s-folk-craft-style ceramic beads on etsy. Adorable. Except they weren't beads, but pendants with only half-way holes to glue a bail in. I got a set of drill bits and immediately broke over half of them. I realized there was no way I could drill through them, but rather that I'd have to adhere bails to either end. Then the epoxy glue mess... So that was a whole to-do.
Blazing Unnatural Light.
A man goes far to find out what he is--
Death of the self in a long, tearless night,
All natural shapes blazing unnatural light
Did you all ever twist your hair that way? When I was super little, my older sister taught me how to do it with yarn to make hair ties. We'd tie a long bunch of strands to the bed frame, take the other end and twist and twist until it was time to fold the whole thing in half. Bringing the two ends together, we could watch the yarn twirl into itself like it was alive, leaving us with a strange floofy artifact we'd proudly tie into our pony tails.
I took all the pictures for this guy with my ipad, to see if that was possible.
So, possible but maybe not fantastic?
Howzabout I don't link to the stuff that's sold already?
But check out this dimension I achieved with a stack of metal disks which I riveted to the tin, yo. It's prongs and adhesive keeping that in place though. Felt like just prongs was a bit precarious.
Petrichor- a pleasant smell that comes with the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
Here's another using the 70s crafty beads. Takes me back.
Deep Heart's Core.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart's core.
– W.B. Yeats
I made a long strand brooch because why not.
Mercy from Above.
And these using teeny Roman glass connectors.
The teardrops I filled in with a super thin layer of polymer. After they baked I kept slicing out more of the polymer until it was just the thinnest layer, then I sealed it with varathane, then matte medium to remove shine. Sterling sandals from old souvenir bracelet.
Lots of torch enamel drops from 4Ophelia cuz I can't get enough.
The Devil Will Come.
These are the only ones left. See the title there? From a Faust quote. It's like when I use Christian imagery I have to subvert it somehow. But yeah I had lots of requests to make Christian things so yeah.
Here with my final pair of sombreros from the same souvenir bracelet and more torch enamel drops.
I had this slab citrine, roman glass disc, little coin from Uruguay and octagonal one from Chile and I realized they didn't really need much else.
Overcast. Wacky stackies. Below are just the two non-bangles of the bunch.
A friend wanted reserve it 'til tomorrow but I'm trying to dissuade people from requesting reserves so I just took it down 'til then.
So these stacks I already showed but I added a pearl bangle to each. First cuz I thought they needed a little extra something and also cuz I went overboard on my pearl-gathering and was glad to use a few up.
Beach Sand 2.
It's not like it's hard to find places to incorporate pearls.
I could really use some cute on this steamy-hot day...