I've always felt I lived my life "UNZIPPED". I'm a Leo and I think most Leo's that I've met could be categorized as being "UNZIPPED". Most Leo's are very open with their lives and their thoughts and their everything. I saw this piece that Marie Segal www.mariesegal.blogspot.com/ did about a week ago and I fought with myself about buying it. I love steampunk, I've been following Marie's work for years and when I saw the open zipper, the nails, screws, locks and keys, I knew I had to have it. I got it in the mail today and it's so much cuter in person. She's a great artist and a genuine lady.
CROCHETED BEAD ROPE
I finally finished my second crocheted bead piece. It's a long rope. Took me a long time too but I'm done.
Today my friends Judy and Evelyn came over for a clay day. Judy ordered some miniature cutters for us from England. They are adorable. I can see a lot of earrings being made with these.
Now I just need a teeny tiny case to keep them in. :0)
SHIMMERING GOLD MOKUME GANE
I mentioned before I was doing the Barbara McGuire Mokume Gane. I have quite a few pieces done but wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them (I want to keep them all myself). Anyway, I bought some cord necklaces at a bead show not too long ago and I like the necklace but not the cord used to attach pendants so I took that off and added chain. What do you think?
This also has Magic Glos on it.
GIRLFRIEND'S GONE WILD
Not talking about the trashy ones on TV. I'm referring to Rose, Judy and Evelyn. All three have been busy with clay and Viking Knit. Here are some of the latest pieces from them.
This is Rose's bracelet she did with a French Knitter. Her first one. Came out awesome I think.
This is Evelyn's disc necklace. The disc's were made with 2 canes and the litle balls were made with scrap clay that she rolled over some spongy thing. It's really light and very pretty.
This is Judy's bracelet. Since we took the Debbie Anderson class, Judy has made at least 6 of these bracelets and they are gorgeous. Too bad my little Sony camera doesn't want to take good pictures today.
ANOTHER TINA HOLDEN MASTERPIECE
I'm really excited. I just purchased one of Tina Holdens new tutorials. It's called "STEAMPUNK TILE BRACELET"
You can get this at Tina's Artfire shop at http://beadcomber.artfire.com/ or on her Etsy shot at http://beadcomber.etsy.com/ . I hope to get to this tomorrow since it's 112 here and a good time to play with clay.
I know this has been a long blog today but I think I got my brain UNZIPPED.
Anyway, one thing I really want to do is:
Wish everyone a safe and Happy 4th of July.
Don't drink and drive.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA