Monday, March 19, 2012

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pins and Charms...

More creative play today. I started these yesterday, had the taping and ready to solder. Then I decided to add some wire looping for fun. Also made some into pins, not just pendant charms.

 A mix of  Easter and Floral for spring, or Mothers Day. These larger pins below I added loops and some copper beading.
 Here I made some small pins, adding a bit of bling along the side.....
 Some looping and pretty glass pearls for these floral pendants....
 On the back of these sweet crowned birds are mirrors, what a fun and functional little charm.

Somehow it doesn't look like much now for two days work. I did stop to clean house and make dinner though. Playing with the sire was a lot of fun.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My First Crown for a Special Lady

These are some pendants, charms, and bracelets I have been working on. Having lots of fun with the mercury glass, vintage papers and old silverware.

I finished up those and had time to finally make a crown for my beautiful statue of the Virgin Mary. I found her at a antique show last year. She has striking blue glass eyes. She a little chipped, faded, and someone tried to touch up her robes, but I love her. I have always had a special place in my heart for the lady this statue represents.
 I was disappointed that her crown was missing. I have been scouring flea markets, ebay, and other places for one and haven't had a lot of luck. I figured I solder, why not try my hand at it. I had some filigree pieces. Not bad for my first crown. A bit bigger than I really wanted, but now that I have the idea I can make another.

Fortunately this crown will fit my Santos Angel. So for now it can adorn this lovely lady, in time I hope to make a more worthy piece.