Sunday, June 27, 2010
With my first show of the season less than a week away, these are the projects I've been working on. Above, photos of the charms I made for the 2010 Etsy MetalClay Team charm swap. I created frames of fine silver with individually-applied hand-cut rectangles, then drilled holes at either end and fired. Once the charms had been fired, oxidized and polished, I glued tiny squares of textured colored paper within the frames and randomly placed tiny watch gears inside each frame. Over these I applied resin which cures under a UV lamp. I attached jump rings at both ends and dangled tiny round chrysocolla beads from the bottoms. Here's a photo of the finished charms, two of which will become part of bracelets that will be donated to charities:
This was a really enjoyable project for me, especially since each charm is unique and slightly different. And the charms I received in turn were incredibly beautiful and made for a delightful and unique charm bracelet that I love to wear! Go, Etsy MetalClay Team! It's a pleasure to work with such an amazingly gifted group of women, and I salute them!
Next, I began creating some fresh pieces for the upcoming show season:
Posted by Bev ~ MangoTango Designs at 4:23 PM