Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More jewelry :)

aaaaand, some more pieces of jewelry :)
I'm really enjoying working with the gemstones and made a few more necklaces for my Etsy
Using other materials than JUST polymer clay has given me so much more options as far as designs go. I never thought I'd be into wirework, but I'm loving it! The necklace in the third picture looks so much better in real life (I think).

Now I'm also able to show you a necklace that was made as a birthday present for Ruth (xoxRufus on YT) as I know it has arrived :)

I earrings with gemstones in matching colors, but I don't have a Picture :/
Got a new hammer in the mail yesterday (for using with wire). The one from JM was ok, but the head was completely flat which made it really difficult to avoid getting marks on the wire when hammering, so I found one on ebay with a slightly domed head - can't wait to using it!
The weather is improving, finally - starting to feel a bit like spring! It's still chilly, but there are moments where you're able to feel the warmth of the sun! - short moments, but still. haha

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fish n' chips & Satsuma

Yesterday and today I made 2 things that I've been wanting to make for AGES - satsuma/Clementine wedges and fish n' chips.
Let's not talk about the fact that I used a 'new york times' newspaper for one of the most recognized dishes from the UK haha.

I actually don't think I've ever had fish n' chips.. I've had fish sticks, does that count? ;)

Love the tiny Little wedges - approx 4mm. I made some extras to use on cakes :)

My goal is to make (in average) 1 miniature a day up until the fair in May. I know there'll be days I won't make any, but there should be days where I make 2 or 3, so I'm pretty sure I'll do OK.

The miniature satsumas/clementines are being uploaded as a tutorial as I type,
the fish n' chips will most likely be up Tuesday - otherwise later in the week.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Roast chicken and more earrings

Yesterday's tutorial on YT :) Roast chicken

I also made another pair of earrings - these were made with solid 925 silver hooks as I thought those would be more suitable for using with the pink sapphires.
They're listed in my Etsy shop.

As I'm typing, I'm also waiting for the postman - actually kind of sad, isn't it? I'm expecting packages and I feel like my day can't really begin until after today's mail has arrived.. I can see myself in 50 years, sitting near the window in a rocking chair with narrowed eyes, staring at anyone who dares dressing in red jackets (color of the postman's uniform)..

Anyway - I'm feeling inspired today! both for some miniature food and charm making! Hopefully I'll get to make a few pieces.