Saturday, September 29, 2012

Next in Line

Toot toot! Update train!

Trying out a new background, I felt the other one was a little too heavy for the stuff I've been doing lately- needed more light and softness.

Is this boring? I feel like it is, it's all update posts here lately, I should be showing you works in progress.Thing is though, I've not been doing anything WIP that's blog-worthy. I know you all probably think these pieces are brilliant -and I want you to! I mean they're nice n all, but the fact of the matter is I've been churning this stuff out cause I don't have to think about it. It's just pretty trinkets.

I just find some bits that work with each other and do it- I don't fuss, I don't meditate, I don't umm and ahhh and wait what if there's something better... I just make it. Which is nice really, it's nowhere near as draining as usual, and it fills up the shop a bit too, since I've less than 50 items in there (apparently 80-100 is the ideal).

(love the crushed look of these, like gold jewelry from Pharaoh's tombs.)

The pieces that I make with all the fuss and bother and thinkin' are still hibernating in their tins, all gigantic and meaningful. I'm still stewing - it's a complex recipe of theories in there *taps head*

Heaven and earth - tribal rustic earrings - raw amethyst - hammered metal - vintage chain

Pillars of gold - rustic metal earrings - artisan assemblage - ceramic and moonstone

Man, I had no idea how many things I updated and hadn't shown you...

Puparak - artisan earrings - eco friendly assemblage - fish - mismatched

I'm such a slack blogger. Too busy making things, it would seem!

Painted - antique tin earrings - hammered metal - ceramic beads - rustic artisan assemblage


Orasha - rustic tribal earrings - vintage chain - mother of pearl - 18k gold

Earrings earring earrings- quick, easy, fun. Necklaces are so complex- why?! I mean you have to make two the same (well nearly) when you make earrings, why is that easier than a necklace? Weirdo.

neolithica - artisan made earrings - eco friendly - hammered steel - shell fragments - modern primitive
Neolithica - these are really sweet, very simple but the shell bits are so perfect, I just wanted a little framework like you'd see in a museum. 

Moon Gate - rustic assemblage earrings - eco friendly - hammered metal - vintage stampings - tribal sci fi

There's this too- a cuff

Custom order - antique textile wristcuff - vintage lace - antique buttons - hand dyed fabrics - Victorian rustic - final payment

 A trip down memory lane style wise, it was a custom order for a lovely girl who missed my Dickens style. Does everyone else miss that too? I don't like working with the darker colours lately but I enjoyed this one, getting back to that old way of nesting rags. I made a couple more cuffs, they should be in the next update. I tried to go for something different- this 'old cottage' vibe I'm going on.

(sneaky peaky)

Okay that's enough- there might be more, I lost track of what's already been blogged.

I'm in a strange mood today- I feel dull and unfulfilled, but not sad. It's a good feeling though, probably-  when I find myself feeling like everything is rubbish, that usually means I'm ready for more than what I have, and that's motivational for me to go get more. Or it could just mean my expectations of myself are far too high. OMG FEELINGS


Alice said...

This was the first post on my blog reader this morning. What a great way to start the day! I love these backgrounds and might steal the idea for myself. Everything you made is fabulous. I love the Dickens style cuff and all your lovely earrings. I could look at them all day long.

Don't feel guilty about how easy these things are coming together--just enjoy it. Sometimes we need down time in order for our brains to recharge and come back with guns blazing.

mairedodd said...

great work! a productive flow can be fulfilling in its own way - but when the muse demands a bigger challenge, she makes you start to feel uncomfortable with your current victories (really, not a very nice thing to do)...
the sneak peak cuff? i love that - cannot wait to see more...

artistic rejuvenations said...

loven the sneak-peek cuff. and all the other goodies as well, but really like the cuff. <3

Beatnheart said...

Your work is so inspiring to me... And lucky you how it flows so gently... Just keep on doing what your doing and let it be what it is...
I'm a blog slug lately too but I figger it's mine to do with what I want... So there! Don't want to pressure myself with anything lately and do as I please ... For me.

Lela said...

It's so annoying that you make magic without trying. ;)

Love what you've done with the shells & their little frames.

And the background is perfect...I really like the addition of the dried plant too.

richelle said...

That cuff might be my very favorite thing of yours. It's perfect. In composition, texture, color--perfect.

And I think I have that exact same paper! Is it an endpaper from an old novel? I think mine might be greener though:
And mine is stupidly still rotting away in the book. I should rip it out.

elsie said...

just discovered your blog, your backgroud is theperect compliment to your gorgeous and organic jewelry - and lusting over a few of the pieces as I type :)

fanciful devices said...

not thinking and just making means you're doing your job as an artist. i mean, there are times to struggle and there are times to play. simply in having collected the elements of these "just pretty trinkets" you have done a great deal of creative work. it doesnt have to be a struggle or intense. blah blah blah. i love the theeeengs, is my point. AND i love just update posts!

lotusblossoms51 said...

O my I just found this blog tapping on a Pintreast pic! Im in luv!!! Your jewelry is so raw, sexy & unique! Im gonna find my way back for sure... Btw how do I find prices and purchase? Im sure I'll snoop around & figure it out :) Love your style sista...