Friday, March 28, 2008

Funky Funky Fashion

I love to do all kinds of creative, artistic things other than photography... painting, mixed media, jewelry-making, writing, etc.  For Christmas this year David gave me all the equipment I need to make soldered jewelry!  It is so much fun!  I took a class at Ornamentea (watch out, when you go in there it is almost impossible not to buy something) last summer to learn how to solder and have been obsessed ever since.  Here are a few custom pieces that I designed and then put together to sell.  The pictures of women used in each piece were pulled from a magazine series printed in the 1950s-60s.  The text comes from old Shakespeare books this time around.  Each item's description and price is listed before the picture.  Please leave a comment if you are interested in any of the ones I have shown here today. 

I will be posting more in the next week so if you don't see something that speaks to you immediately don't fret, there will be more to come!  Each one will be totally different- always! They might have the same backgrounds, but the pictures and words will always vary.  
**A note about the pieces you are about to look at... I need to install the jump ring on top to loop the ribbon through and I will smooth the edges a bit more before I put it in your hands!  See the last picture to get an idea of what it looks like with jump ring.


"Fancies" is 1.5 inches tall by 1 inch wide.  She costs $20 without the ribbon, $25 with the ribbon (that is the exact price I paid for this ribbon, promise!).  Here is the front view...


Here is the back...


"Full of Joy" is also 1.5 inches tall by 1 inch wide.  She also costs $20 without the ribbon and $25 with (it might be hard to see but the ribbon here is black. Let me know if you would prefer a different color ribbon.)  Here is the front...


Here is the back...


"Story of the Night" is 3 inches tall by 1 inch wide.  She is $25 by herself and $30 with the ribbon.  Here is the front...


Here is the back...


This is the very first soldered slide necklace that I ever made... I made it during the class I took at Ornamentea.  The jump ring is a simple loop that is the same color as the solder.  This one is not for sale.  




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