Monday, 29 February 2016

In The Garden





The birds in the garden are all fluffed up against the cold today...but don't worry, I'm feeding them well...xx

Friday, 19 February 2016

We're All Ears - February 2016



18th Century Standing Buddha - Metropolitan Museum of Art

Well, what is not to love about this statue, it's textures, colours, symbolism...everything!

My contribution this month is two pairs of bronze clay earrings.  The first pair are based on the pattern on the hands.  Applying heat to the bronze brings out all those gorgeous gold and copper tones but the pieces have to be extremely clean and shiny to achieve this.  It's best to do straight after they have been in the tumbler for a few hours.

bronze clay earrings



bronze clay earrings



The second pair mimic the texture on the Buddha's head and although I have left them shiny, I have given them a hint of a verdigris patina with gilders paste.  I also like to slightly curve my pieces to give them a bit of dimension.


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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Tribal Bronze Earring Components

tribal bronze earring components


Some new bronze clay earring components that have just been listed in the shop.  I doodled a few designs on scratch foam to make the patterns...xx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Diet

vintage lead figures



I am on a diet (again), so my cake stand currently has alternative occupants.  I think they like it, they seem quite chatty anyway...xx