I have been working on this cuff for a few days now. I was originally gifted that piece of copper from my friend Rani and then we embossed it at her house one snowy afternoon. This piece of copper was very special and inspirational to me and needed to be show cased. So I got to work intricately beading this cuff one bead at a time with a needle and thread. After it was completely beaded I added the velvet backing in a rich chocolate brown and edged the entire piece in faceted amethyst. Most of those stones came from a beautiful necklace Andrew brought back from Bahrain when he was in the military. This really is a stunning piece. It would compliment any steampunk outfit or wear it any time as a statement. Of course it is all about the bees. I wanted to really say something with this piece.
"Honey Comb Garden" Hand Beaded cuff, 9.25x3 inches, fits up to 8 inch wrist, 2014.
Available in my Etsy store.
Today I helped a friend work on a quilt for most of the day but I did manage to finish this little book necklace. I bound it with thick, high quality, mixed media paper, one page at a time with thread. The book closes with a tiny paint brush that slips in the soft leather cover. I even made the custom brass handle for the paintbrush. This little piece is made by an artist for an artist.
I am in the middle of making a variety of these little book pendants. This particular piece was given as a gift to a wonderful, inspiring and dedicated musician. This book is less than an inch tall. I am kind of into making tiny things this week, can you tell?
Here is my latest USB necklace. I call it Squirrel Tooth Alice because the portrait on the USB is from a magazine clipping The Saturday Evening Post in 1973. It was with an article about the wild west. The following article was from the caption beneath this portrait.
I was out in the shop today creating lots of different things. I started about 7 different projects and only completed 2. This piece is a piece of wearable art jewelry that also has a functional sliding 4GB USB memory stick. I love making dual purposed and functional pieces.
I will be showing a lot of my Steampunk art at Stone Buddha in Silverton, Oregon for the month of March. I am working towards making a few new pieces to display there.
This piece is called "Ancient Wisdom" and is made from all found objects and a modified USB.
I am going to post some of my experiments and thoughts. It can be anything from photography to fashion to metal