Monday, December 24, 2007

Wishing you a ...


Un Joyeux Noël à tous !
Thank you for all the visits and comments !

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Berber


Some time ago Mary from Ninde Designs sent me faux amber and faux coral beads she made ... Last week I used them ( with other beads I made or bought). The result is a faux antique berber necklace... To see the real one go there.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Saturday, December 08, 2007

What's up ?


the answer is in the Other aTTiC...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

This is ...


... a native american pottery shard it was sent to me by Sherry from Still Waters Studio to see more go to the Other aTTic ...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Black and White Ring


fine silver and hand cut bone cabochon

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wedding Gift


This is a necklace I made for one of my best friends , she's getting married next saturday !

Sunday, November 25, 2007




more pictures on the other attic (now the link should work, thanks Sherry and Stephanie!)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving




Or how the witchy voodoo necklace ...

Most of the beads on this necklace have a meaning ... some were given to me by far away friends ( Laurence, Lindsay, Anuja , Claudia aka la Pitufina, Chantal) , some were bought or brought from places I like to remember, some bear important dates on them ( like the coins), some I made ( the little goddess), some I altered ( an old silver spoon from my grand mother) ... all of them are part of my life ... all of them tell my story... all of them tell how thankfull I am to be alive , to have visited places, to have met wonderful souls...


The first pictures is the necklace now , the last two is how the necklace was .. as you can see this necklace is a never ending story ... It will end with me ...maybe..

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gem Show

a rather crappy picture , the day was rather grey ... sorry


So last weekend was the annual gem show of my town ... I've been a good girl and only spent what I intended to spend! Silver beads , turquoise , some garnet , some agate plus a few goodies I didn't take a picture of ..

I did make jewelry these past days but the things I made are gifts ... so no picture for now ..
oh ... I wanted to say thank you for the lovely comments on the previous post ( I should say posts even !) ... It's always nice when people stop by to say "hi" !

Saturday, November 10, 2007

... award






So ... Emma from artemma creations gave me an award ... The thing is when you receive one you have to give five ... five ??? They are more than 5 blogs that make me think ... to be honest all the blogs listed in my links make me think ( otherwise I wouldn't have listed them , wouldn't I ?). So I had to think outside the box ...


Blind spot Jewelry makes me think ... his jewelry is truely awsome... my jewelry is from an imaginary past and so is his stuff .. but he's much more gifted than I am ...


Old Man Lincoln makes me think and smile ... his daily pictures are such a treat ...


Luann Udell makes me think ... a lot ... she shares her experience as a designer which main medium is polymer clay .. but even if you don't use polymer you will find her almost-daily posts helpfull ... good thing with blogs , you can edit them ... so I forget to tell you Luann's art is gorgeous so check her website too ... here


Ok so these were from outside the box ... now two from inside the box!


Alek from bhuddametrics and amorphous potentia ... have a look at those amazing pictures ... you'll understand why ... I wish I had an eye like this!


Lindsay from serendipity ... she's a brilliant artist ... you won't look at yarn the same way again once you see her works ! Check out her website too : LbO studio


What more can I say ... I'm not a prolific writer ... well ... these people make me want to keep on creating, make me want to improve, to get better , to get wiser , to find my way or at least to keep on looking for it!


One more thing .. don't forget to click on the links on the right because they are also worth an award ( ok ...except the other attic which is my second blog) ... but I mean : Ro Bruhn Art
Rodrigvitz Style Polymer Clay Notes Polymer Clay Notes Rebecca The Wrecker Red Velvet Ornamental / Nina Bagley Mam'zelle Chou*Bijoux Marta Miguel Mouna Casa Fimo deMeng
Hidden Missives Is There A Shadow ? Julie Lake Karen Cole Khya BlindCavefish Bijoux en raku Artmind Babette - Perles du monde Andee's Jewelry Art and Ramblings Los Entre/Mundos de Cinnia 18kt Suzi Blu ... and all these people have links to share ... this will keep you busy for some time!
Merci encore Emma ... comme tu vois, j'ai moi aussi un peu triché !!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Naga


This is a copy of a naga pendant. The Naga people live in northen India and Burma... They used to be headhunters ( till headhunting was banned in 1991). Usually tiger teeth or ivory is used for these pendants ... here the teeth are polymer clay. Happy Halloween !

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fly away


for more info go to The Other Attic

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My very first time

... with metal clay



a charm : 1.5cm x 1cm



a ring

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Ram


Made some time ago ... so not really new ...

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Found Object


Iron with a bit of copper wire...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Long Horns



Bronze...

Monday, October 01, 2007

Taking pictures


To see more go to The Other Attic ...

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Beads


Just as I thought I'd put polymer clay on hold someone ordered beads from me ...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Not made by me




This is an earring minus the earhook ... It was made by an anonymous artist from the Hill Tribes ... It's huge weights about 150 gr and about 18 cm tall. It was probably worn attached to a head dress. I turned this one into a huge pendant ..

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The milky way or organic polymer



I found a great tutorial to learn how to make galalithe. Galalithe is a milk based polymer also known as "french bakelite". You have to heat some milk and pour a few drops of vinegar , then you filter the mixture, allow to dry a bit for 24 hours, then you can use it and turn it into beads or pendants and leave it dry for 3 days ( or more). You can sand it, saw it, file it, patinate it.
It takes time comparing to polymer clay but it's an organic plastic much better for health and environment ( though I will still use polymer clay, at least the one I still have).


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Copper bracelet


To see a bigger picture click on it !

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Bronze Age



finished ( for now ...)

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Rings


Well, this is after the breaking of the mold ... as you can see , a lot of work ahead.. sorry for the crappy photo!!!


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bronze ring


I took a wonderful lost wax bronze casting workshop last week ... Wonderful people and wonderful teacher from Burkina Faso ( Issa Ouedraogo)... I made loads of rings and other wearable things ( still have loads of sawing and filing and sanding to do ...)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Shield Earrings


Copper and silver

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Copper and stone


Aluminium, copper and a river stone .... plus some hammering and riveting !

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New fused rings







made of fused sterling silver wire ....

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

New fused ring

sterling and pure silver

Monday, August 06, 2007

Etc. earrings


silver hooks, quartz and aluminium

Sunday, August 05, 2007

My new toys


some stones ( pebbles, quartz and agate) , and some tools... these will keep me busy for a while !!!

Earrings


Silver loops , aluminium and wood... These were made with my new toys ( i'll post a picture soon).

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Fused Ring


made this afternoon , sterling silver and pure silver

Dangles and charms


silver plated wire and various glass beads... nothing original but fun to make !



all silver and stones ( agate ? quartz ?)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Flor


This was for a contest... but I wasn't fully satisfied with the focal ( I wanted to enamel it ... didnt have time to...) . So no contest .... oh well ... another time I guess ! The metal work and most of the beads were made by moi !

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Back To Metal

These were made last year... brass wire



These were made today, brass sheet and GF earwires


Made today also, inspired by J. Gollberg's "Making Metal Jewelry" book : aluminium, glass beads and silver plated wire