My Mum is the new president of Esk Valley Rotary! Aren’t you jealous!
Congratulations Mrs. Candy Cupcake, we’re all very……. proud of you!
Love you Mummy Cupcake :)
Yesterday i used all the artistic license i could find to turn myself into a model! I wanted to take some shots of my One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… pieces worn, so i made believe i could model and i did!
Here are the photoshoot results!
One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… (Bark Samples)
One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… (Climbing)
One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… (Falling)
One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… (Swallowed)
One day, when i was a tree and you were a slug who was afraid of the rain… (Alone)
What do you think?
Fancy some modeling? Need a portfolio topping up? Just fancy some nice shots of you wearing rockin’ jewellery? You can be male, female, fat, thin, beautiful, ugly, pink, purple, green, tall, short, blonde, brunette or anything under the sun… Message me and we’ll talk shooting!
Had a lovely lunch in Freemans the other day and took this photo of the beautiful rose tea in the glass tea set…. now i really want a whole shelf of flower teas and a glass tea set…
As you know i’m working on incorporating words and narratives into my jewellery, so i decided to have a wee go at implementing an idea into a little sample piece.
It started with a haiku i had written a while ago… which i think could be an interesting form for me to work from in the future, haikus and poetry that is… anyway, this haiku was about faery wings and i wanted to capture their nature as well as the words themselves. And what you see above is what i came up with!
…. and…… this is how i made it:
After cutting out some 0.5cm strips of aluminium, i got my letter stamps out and started to hammer in the words.
Normally you would need to anneal the metal to imprint onto it, but aluminium is relatively soft and the strips i was using were very thin.
Repeat for the whole haiku!
Next step is drilling the little holes into each end of the strips. I used my hand drill and placed my strips under my steel block to stop them spinning around.
I then filed down the edges until smooth and rounded the corners.
Next i sanded the back of the strips until they were flat and shiny!
Repeat for the whole haiku!
Rub away any scraps of metal with a brass brush and then…
… wash up the strips with the brass brass and some washing up liquid until they are as shining bright as faery wings.
Once i had my little strips all made up i attached them to my wire… at this point my camera had a meltdown so i have no photos :( but basically i strung the wire through the two holes in my metal, made the wire into a loop, twisted and strung on a few seed beads… and repeated for the whole haiku! I attached my loops onto a specially twisted wire ear hook and….
Now i just need to go and find myself a faery model and i’ll post some better photos soon!
What do YOU think of my texty faery wings?
Thought i would kickstart my Lexicon project by doing a little artist research into some wordy based jewellers.
by Tamsin Howells
Some random little bits and pieces…
by Miriam Sacks-Koschitzky
by Lisa Kroeber
by Laura Elizabeth Mullen
by Elsie Ralston
by Jessica Turrell
…. well that’s enough inspiration for me to get my head around for now!
So i have officially started working towards my degree show (*scared face*)!
I’ve decided to title it Lexicon.
[lek-si-kon, -kuhn] Show IPA
|Definition:||collection of word meanings, usage|
Which when i think about what i’m trying to do makes perfect sense! In brief i will be looking at words, at stories, at poems, at text, at written structures and imagery and everything that comes under our narrative forms of language in order to create a collection of jewellery. I’m starting with word structure and forms and to that will be adding meaning and looking a little bit towards the more illustrative and image-based side of stories.
……… but for now i’m just going to read!
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