Saturday, September 15, 2012
If any of you have been glancing by my Etsy shop you may have noticed that I've been trying to stock it with crusty headpins... so much so that I this is as close as I've come to "real job" with my business.
I even ran out of my wire and had vowed not to make the big long trip to the city to get more.
It's 200 miles round trip and I made a challenge to stay home for a few weeks.
Luckily my husband had some copper covered steel wire squirreled away so I was able to a keepa goin'
I'm doing my best to keep up but there's only so much torching I can do day after day when my body tells me take a break... so it's the matchsticks' turn this week over at NuminosityBeads
Trying to keep a good assortment coming
I thought I'd entertain you with my first attempts at sculptural beads I did way back when I first started.
I never did get the ears down but they did have a Simpsonesque quality about them
I decided animools weren't my thing
neither were snouts apparently but he's got attitood... we'll give him that
Here's a WIP that became a finished piece
Oh yes and I've been trying to beef up my vintage and supply shop in the meantime
OK, I lied about taking a break from headpin making.
I made some *oober long ones
* yes I really did see someone seriously spell uber like that in the Esty forums recently
( of course I'm not savvy enough to figure out how to put the dots above the u)
and did someone say shiny?
No, no one did but these have Double Helix Glass spots all ethereal 'n' stuff.
They don't show up too well when I crustify them
this is my half crystal shape style that you may not have seen much of.
Barbecue lava longies part crusty with spots of shine.
I'm telling you about this here because you deserve to know first so you can have the first ones on your block...or in Germany, Australia, France or Canada
or the midwest US
Please convo me via Etsy if you have request for other colors or shapes.