Saturday, April 18, 2015

Beach Comber's Amulet - The Hornet's Demise

Kumihimo braid of salvaged sewing threads,surf tossed glass bottle neck, resin, tiny glass beads, egg shell, key, tin, and Hill Tribe silver.  You can find out more here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Shards, Tin and Pearls

These have titanium posts.  The mountings are fabricated from salvaged old tin with a great patina.

Monday, April 13, 2015

A cosmopolitan Ghost Town assemblage: costume pearls, porcupine quills, milagro, dinner plate shard, salvaged chain, a scrap of text.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ghost Town Hoard

My dear friend, Pamela, of High Desert Bohemian on Etsy, sent me the Ghost Town Hoard, and what a load of treasure from a New Mexico ghost town!

First Earrings from the Ghost Town Hoard

China shards from my Ghost Town hoard, with sterling silver lever back wires, fine chain and black biwa pearls.  The shards are set in tin from an antique spice cannister, about the same age as the china shards.  The shorter of the two is 3 inches, and the longer, 4-1/4.  I love the pairing of the pearls with the shards, somehow they say these forgotten treasures are precious, too.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Leaving the Wrinkles Alone!

My Earth month tabbard is finished.  The layers puckered because of the bonding technique and hand stitching, which all polled agreed should not be ironed.  We love our wrinkles!

So far the score has been wrinkles 22, iron zip.

I made a kerchief for Abbie to match, so when we stroll around Greenlake, we will be celebrated as genuine Local Loonies.  Sisters who dress alike, and all that.