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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:26 pm
by Sunny
Well I have been trying to improve my glass skills and make something that doesn't look like everything else out there...Quite a task, as they say "Everything has been done"
So let me know what you think if anything. :)

This looks Great

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:16 pm
by David Wilhelm
I love the fusion between the medians Glass and "I think Thats brass or maybe copper" Either way it looks great.

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:55 pm
by ladybug
The glass is really beautiful, but I think it would look more interesting if you added glass beads or melded the wire. I just keep thinking that the wire end looks dangerous, like they would cut you if you were to wear them as a necklace. Maybe softening the ends would make if more comfortable to wear. Very beautiful though.

glass

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:44 am
by mtv65
Well I have been trying to improve my glass skills and make something that doesn't look like everything else out there...Quite a task, as they say "Everything has been done"


Hopefully working with glass and metal, there is still a few things that has not yet been done :-).
Oils is hopeless. LOL even when I found a site with images of nakedsnails, those colourful one that live at the bottom of the sea, and asked to use them as inspiration, I got a nice email back saying "please do, you're not the first to ask" LOL

I found the combination of metal and glass interesting. The shapes are good but as the other person said they might be a bit too sharp. Could you cover the metal with transparent glass, maybe. That might make a nice effect. It all depends on whether you want the pieces to be decorative or used as jewellery.

My favourite was the mask :-))))) I've never seen anything like it. Love the mosaic. And how it isn't symmetrical. Nice touch with the shell. What are the mediums on that one.

Trine

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:54 am
by Sunny
Ladybug-I can't really explain what it is but the copper is a ribbon, very soft indeed. When looked at under a microscope you can see that it is actually very tiny plate copper wrapped around cotton thread. It is antique stuff that I procured at a metals junk yard, it was wrapped all in & out & around a bunch of other copper junk. Anyway they gave it to me and nobody seems to know what it was used for fut one old fella I asked thought it might be used for wicking up excess solder.
At any rate it is very soft and the ladies that work at the artists' co-op where I have my stuff told me about people rubbing it on their faces in disbelief. So you're not alone.
Trine-The mask I made out of plaster bandaging and cardboard and paper clay to keep the weight down and then covered it with glass and grouted it. I'm glad you like it -I wasn't sure if it was too crafty and accidentally loaded the pic in with the jewelry stuff.

wow

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:22 am
by mtv65
the copper is a ribbon, very soft indeed.


That changes it.

Then the seemingly spikyness can be kept and make a very noticeable contrast to the smooth glass, in other words - something different - which I think was one of your goals. :-))))

I procured at a metals junk yard

Junk yards, boot sales and similar are great places to find interesting stuff. I know many who find their frames there and do them up.

Trine

Re: wow

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:33 am
by Sunny
mtv65 wrote: Junk yards, boot sales and similar are great places to find interesting stuff. I know many who find their frames there and do them up.

Trine

I do a lot of photography and I get my frames in junk shops and yard sales or anywhere I can get a deal. Iredo them also-generally I get a better quality than I can afford new anyway.:D

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:41 am
by bloodjelly
Well I'm all interested in that wire now, since you say it's so soft and it looks so...not. I also like the way it contrasts with the glass, and the flutterfly piece in particular looks great with the gold and blue playing off one another. You did a really nice job on all of these - kind of an organic quality to them. I haven't seen enough jewelry to know if they're "new" or not (don't think it matters anyway, just if it's new to the person that's seeing them).

Great work on all the jewelry. It's fun to see the new things you're coming up with. As far as the mosaic, that looks like a lot of work! Tiny pieces thoughtfully placed. I like the shell in the forehead that almost looks like a third eye or like your mosaic piece just had an amazing idea.

So do you sell your jewelry?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:05 pm
by Sunny
Well, I just joined an artists' co-op called U.P. artist's made market. I put some jewelry there and I'm hoping they will sell. These pieces will go there this week when I go. It's funny cuz the artist's market is out in the middle of nowhere & does great sales. There's a gas station/grocery store combo and the warehouse where we are-that's the sum of the town of Watton, MI.
There is 21 artists and we all work one day a month, pay $20.00 for our space & 10% of sales to the local womens' group that started the whole thing( and manage it). The nice thing is they use the money for charity and that makes me feel good too!

The mosaics are a lot of work but I love doing them. Don't get the money I'd like to for them but nobody gets paid for their time! Here's another piece I did but I'm keeping it for my reflecting pool that I also made.

I can understand

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:25 pm
by mtv65
I can understand you wanting to keep that one. :-)

It has the same interesting charachteristica as the mask. :-)

What is the shiny thing on top?

Thanks for sharing

Trine