Well, a huge THANK-YOU for all your wonderful suggestions! From stars to raccoon's penis bones - fabulous!!! My mucky paws will be a blur of activity to turn the winners idea into a reality. I'm working towards doing a firing on the 2nd, in which will be the winning beads, so that I can send everything out in one parcel.
Your venerable judge is readying himself for his forthcoming engagement as you can see.
-and getting in some early practising for his Father Christmas gig while he's at it!
So, aside from pondering on how I might create a robust bandito's boner out of clay, I've been making some other stuff. They're not in the shop quite yet, as I seem to have a mental block on names for them - I'm sure it'll come.
Yes - that's right, you've got to trawl through me shamelessly hawking my wares! Well, it is MY blawg!! I was just about to say that I'm sure you'd rather just look at more pictures of my pussy - but, that sounds VERY iffy!
Oh dear. Ahem, right - on with the jewellery......
All you Fanci forum goers may have seen this one already, following my blundering comment. I'm a little bit chuffed with this beast in dusky black (maybe that's it's name?). I've got a few of these little Easter Island dudes, which I might put out in some supply selections. The chunky ammonite moulding is made from black stoneware, formed in a mould that super-sweet Janet made me (just one of many - what a honey!!). Oh, congratulations to all the winners in her recent giveaway - you lucky lot. Those dioramas of hers are going to just fly out when they reach her shop. For those of you who may not have seen them - feast your peepers!
Like that wasn't enough of a banquet for the eyes, THIS is how they look on the front!!! I absolutely adore them.
Hey ho - back to my stuff then. This next one is also using one of the moulds she gave me. It's that purdy little bit of filligree that you may have seen here and there.
|Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat|
It's that black stoneware again, metallized with bronze. It's got a twinkly old rhinestone hanging down below, and what are those delicate little objects hanging down on either side?? Tin tacks - that's what!!! Well, actually they're hand-formed, ceramic representations of tin tacks. I was hoping to be able to use the word juxtaposition just once in my lifetime!!! What an arse!
To accompany it, are these earrings.
2 inch nails in black stoneware
Moving on - I wanted to make something nice and chunky with a more masculine feel.
This is buff clay with fine silver, copper and bronze fired into the spiral indent, and then brushed over with bronze and sealed with resin-wax. It's a bit of a honker, that'd look good on a man or a woman.
What next? Oh yeah, this bit of silly -
|Cupid's Last Stand|
This bruised and blackened old heart needed all that boy's arrows to help it get some loving.
Oh, whoops - no that wasn't the last one, but no more bronze - promise!
|A Life Aquatic|
Yep, the results of Mistress Fanci's very generous masterclass going on there with those wires! I used strong linen thread to string the jellyfish tentacles on to allow them to dangle in a floppy sort of jellyfishy fashion!
There now, that wasn't so bad, was it? If Fanci and Janet are looking and tut-tutting at my too busy pics, these are not the ones I'll be using for the shop!!
So now, what else can I bore you with?
Oh yeah - look what I found on my sea glass hunting trip. Loads of it!!!
Lots of that sea clay too. I know why our sea is full of old bottles, but what's all that terracotta doing there? Anyone know??
It was another brutally cold day down at Ilfracombe beach, but quite fetching in it's way. I can hear you groaning at the prospect of more beach pictures - shucks!
Ok, I'll leave it there. It'll be Lee Bay next time, which has some big old splashy waterfalls.
Welcome to my new members and followers, Juliette, Darlene, Skye, Alice, Rosalie, CoffeeFreek53 and Tribalis.
Oh yes, I almost forgot - If you look along the top bar, you'll see that I've added my new Member's Corner page. I hope you like it.
Till next time then, and the excitement that is the compo judging!!!