Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Where Do I Start?

Well I may as well jump right in and give you some tastes of India, Gem Show and my newest creations in one fell swoop.
I've been busy resizing hundreds of photos for Facebook and hope to be sharing some here.
Not all 800 I promise.

I just got this glass pendant kit from CraftFantastic at the gem show in Tucson upon our return. I've about used up all that I bought already!
I made fast work  with the little bits of graphics I picked up on the streets of India and  from some of the children's books I found. I mixed in a few images from my Moroccan morality books too.

Just glue the images to the little glass squares, I can put anraku pendant bails on these if I wish.

These images are from snuff packages, a Bollywood disc cover, a children's book and a 100 year old Tamil script religious book.

I could have gone really crazy in the sari trim shops of Mumbai so I limited myself to a few choice samples.

Even more vivid in person
An assemblage dog I met in Mumbai. Those dogs need to be tough to survive there.

This is some kind of joke for Mumbai, there is non-stop honking.

Some graphics for you

Love the rust and the old name Bombay. Too bad this wouldn't fit in our luggage!

At an art school.

We had a most incredible if not exhausting trip in India. I'll try to share bits and slices with you as I go along. Right now what I really want to be doing is putting my inspiration to work in the studio as well as catching up on blogland. I've been on a bit of a marathon since we came home jumping smack into the gem show. I managed to pick up a few choice goodies even though I swore I didn't need many more supplies. It's too tempting though and I was happy with what I picked up.
All for now...enjoy!


  1. me ole mucker and china ...Blimey! what a great time yew 'ad in India can't wai' fer yaaahr next post. Nuff said, yeah?......xx

  2. WOW sounds like you are full of fun energy!
    Your beads look so colorful and amazing.
    I don't blame ya for wanting to get started.
    Can't wait to see more.
    oh and welcome home ;)

  3. what fun those beads are, and that trim? Like the pose, there, toots. Anyway, I can see it is going to be FUN and then some as we catch up with you here and on Facebook.

  4. What great fun pieces you found in India!

  5. Look at your spoofing for the camera! Love those pendant gems and the Indian images you are using. what fun.....I cannot imagine the abundance of trims for sari's, and the silks and everything, must have been overwhelming. Glad you are back - see you in blogland and on facebook! xox Corrine

  6. Welcome back Kim!I can see you had fun in the first photo :-)

  7. It looks like you had a fabulous time! The photos are such fun to look at - all those amazing colors! I can only imagine what it must do to the senses to be in India, with all the sights and sounds and smells.

  8. Great snippet of your time away and your current creations. Look forward to seeing more of both.

  9. Love what you did with the glass domes. Your photos of India are fascinating. Thanks for sharing, and welcome home, Kim. xxoo, sus


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