Sunday, November 7, 2010

Journey through a box of treasures: part 2

Click here for part one.

I'm still completely excited about this project, so I've already managed a whole new batch of creations. I don't expect that I'll be able to keep up at this pace for too long, but it does feel quite nice to have a large batch off accomplishments at the end of the day.

So, here's the second group of items I've excavated from the box.

It's rainy today, so I wasn't able to get any kind of proper photos, but I did my best. This also means none of my new creations will be listed in the shop until weather permits some natural lighting.

First, here's a better look at the earring I found that I had made years ago. They're just plastic toys with eyelets screwed into them, so I don't think I'll be putting them up for sale, but I will be taking credit for them in the tally of finished products from this box. I may also offer them as free gifts to our blog followers and/or facebook fans. We'll see.

And, here are the things I made today-

The main focus was on earrings today. Our shop is full of necklaces and rings, but low on bracelets and earrings, so it works out well that I found a bunch of ear wires in the box. The far left pair is made of the flamingo beads I found, the 4 pairs in the middle are polymer clay with the metallic accenting paste I found, and the far right pair is made of the clay I found, which was so hard to work with after having sat in the closet for years that I ended up tossing most of it.

I started making a pair of beaded earrings with the seed beads I found, and it was going okay, but I was hating every second of it. My stubby fingers don't get along well with beads that small. So, I scrapped this pair.

The lion ring here is made out of the difficult clay I found. I used the stencil brush to stipple a light texture into the clay. For the pig ring I used the stencil brush with paint to antique it.

The weather report says that there will be some sun tomorrow, so I'll get better photos tomorrow and most of these items should be available in the shop throughout the week. The flamingo earrings and the pig ring are mine, though ;)

The running tally for creations from the box is:

1 bracelet
1 necklace
6 rings
11 pairs of earrings

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