We could make a game of this picture. Can you spot the...
- Cheese grater? (What? You don't keep a cheese grater on your desk? What do you do when you need grated cheese?)
- Car wax? (I swear these items were not staged. They're all there due to having been recently used. I could explain further, but it's so much funnier not to.)
- Industrial sized bottle of ibuprofen?
- Upside-down illustration of Rachel Dratch?
|Bottlebrush Pod Earrings|
|Bottlebrush pods, plus some other twigs that didn't make the cut.|
These are a little too fragile for me to want to list them. A hard pinch can crush the pods. I may attempt to recreate them all in clay, though.
For week 14, I took inspiration from a lampwork artist who makes beads onto old keys. Unfortunately, I can't remember now who the artist was or even where I saw it. If anyone knows , please comment. I'd love to give credit where credit is due.
I made my version with polymer clay. Not quite as involved of a process, but nevertheless, pretty cool looking.
|Key to Possibilities|
I'm not 100% sure, but I think these keys may have been from the original doors to a Victorian house I lived in when I was a kid. I remember that the old doors were in the basement and the keys were still in the locks. I don't remember what became of the keys, and I also don't remember where these ones came from, so I'm guessing they're the same ones.
I hunted the local historical society's website for old timey pictures that might include my old house, but this was the closest I could get. It's about 2 blocks down the street. It looks pretty much the same now, except the street is paved and the world has color now.
I also made a small batch of beads with the same colors as the ones on the keys. They'll be listed soon. I really like the one that came out spotty. I might keep that one.
Week 15's theme is Easter, but remember how I said before Easter that I was over it? Well, I'm still over it. So, I made shrink plastic tribal mask earrings.
|Hand-Drawn Tribal Mask Earrings|
|The sketchbook page from whence the mask came.|
I also did some of my Easter eggs with tribal masks this year. I guess I'm into masks lately. This wasn't the only one, but the other came out looking like a Mexican luchador mask, which is cool, too, just not what I was planning on.
And, since I seem to be constantly falling weeks behind on the challenge, I went ahead and did week 16's earring, too, just to be a little ahead of the curve.
|Mandolin Jangle Earring Dangle|