I’m on Patreon!!!

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I’m really excited to tell you that I’m now on Patreon!!
I’m in my second month, I have 20 wonderful patrons, and I’m over halfway towards achieving my first goal!!
I’d really love it, if you like my artwork, and want to keep up with all the happenings in my artsy life and development, if you could support me over on there… even if it’s just $1 a month, every little helps, and your support means so much to me.
Visit my Patreon here, and for a little more info. keep scrolling…
Hi there!
My name is Chloe Henderson… nice to virtually meet you.I’m using Patreon to fund my creative business. I’m from, and currently live, in Edinburgh, Scotland where I create highly patterned artwork, and jewellery based on stories, mythology, and the nerdier things in life.

I’m happiest when I’m in front of my drawing board doodling furiously away, or sat at my bench sawing and hammering pieces of metal. If I could do this all the time I would, but it doesn’t quite pay the bills yet… but hopefully with your support I can get there!

What will you be funding?

Workshop and Studio Practice
I draw every day, and I try to get into the jewellery workshop at least once a week. Your pledges will cover the day to day creative expenses, such as: art supplies, workshop bills, jewellery materials, ordering prints and postal supplies, etc.

Ondine
This will be my first commercial jewellery collection. It will be based on a faerytale I’m writing that brings together traditional undine mythology with our modern world, with added jewelled twists. I’m also aiming to make a film of this tale, and make a tail out of this tale… but you’ll have to get in on the Patreon-only posts to find out more…

   

My stall at Edinburgh Comic Con 2017
Next year, I would love to have enough artwork to get prints and merchandise made up to sell at Edinburgh’s Comic Con. I went to the event this year, and it was fantastic! The whole time I was there looking at all the glorious nerdy things, I couldn’t help but envy the indie artists selling their wares, and I knew I wanted to be them next year! The convention is usually in April, which gives me a whole year to achieve this goal of creating more nerdy artwork, and to save the money needed to book the table, and buy the stock to sell.

Thank you for reading, and thank you even more if you decide to support me :D
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Chloe out.

Happy 18th Birthday Nicole Leadbetter

For my cousin’s 18th Birthday I made her an ocean inspired necklace and earrings set.

She loves all things under the sea, in particular whales and dolphins…. so what to make her? A whale tail necklace with splash drop earrings of course!
And as, she too, is a February birthday, it just had to be an amethyst stone… these ones a beautiful pastel Lavender Amethyst.

A few in process shots…

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…. and the finished piece…

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Happy Birthday Nicole :)
I hope you like them!

Chloe out.

Gemma Whitby: Away With The Feathers

I’m a member of a completely wonderful facebook group, set up for the Amanda Palmer Patreon’ Patrons. It’s beautiful, and real, and the best community I’ve ever been a part of.

So full of love…… I wanted to do a thing.

I’m really excited about my current Zendoodles, so that was the thing I decided to do. Give away three commissions, to anyone who liked my picture. Oh, and while I’m here I’d really like to thank everyone who liked my page, and to everyone who liked the picture but didn’t win…. fret not! I’m planning on doing more of these giveaways in the future…. stay tuned!

Anyway!! First commission that got to it’s lovely new home was….

Gemma Whitby: Away With The Feathers

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I hope you liked it Gemma :)

And I hope the other two get to their homes safely too…. more to come….

Chloe out.

Happy Eggy Easter

If you just read my previous post you’ll see how I had a rather nerdy Easter egg decorating day!! If you didn’t read it, you should, it’s awesome!!

Thanks for making the weather lovely Jesus! we had a rather wonderful day chilling in the sun painting eggs (well, I painted them! Mum doodled on hers, Dad was too distracted by the sun to do more than one, and Jamie… well, Jamie is special!!), then a trip up Blackford Hill and some egg-smashing ensued!

Here are more photos of our fantastic eggs! and some of the egg-rolling banter!!

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Doctor Who: Egg Guardian!

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Pre-smashed eggs!

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Dad’s I-got-bored-doodle!

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The Dalegg is here to EGGXTERMINATE you!!!

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TARDISegg.

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Galleggxy!

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Bailey enjoying his dinner!

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Hahahaha! we’re just too awesome!!!

Happy Easter!

Enjoy all your chocolatey noms!

Chloe out.

Scottish Thai Fusion Necklace

I was commissioned by the mother of a Scottish groom to be, to make a necklace for his Thai bride.

I was given a few photographs of the happy couple from their engagement ceremony and was given pretty much free reign, my only instruction was to fuse the two cultures together.

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Using the photos above, a little research into Thai patterns and my knowledge on Scottish culture I came up with a few designs. The client picked my favourite design; this one:

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and I got to work!

As you can see, the main design elements are taken from the image of the floral display for the ring box. This pattern is the representation of the Thai culture and the central thistle adds the Scottish representation.

I completed the design by hand-etching sterling silver with the patterns and then hand-piercing, filing and sanding into the final necklace and earring shapes. The settings for the thistle’s amethyst and the earring’s citrines were added, and the ear studs and neckchain were added. The set was given a final clean and polish and I whipped up a display frame for them to sit on.

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What do you think?

From the feedback I was given, I think this gift went down quite well…. “she really really loves it. I think it’s the first time I’ve seen her speechless.”!!

If you’re interested in setting up a commission, please pop on over to my Commissions Page for more details.

Chloe out.