Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gold Leaf for the Holidays

I got out my gold leaf the other day for a little bit of holiday flash. I'm pretty pleased with the results on these opalescent headpins.

Extra long brass wires on these blingy transparent leaf headpins

Goldstone latticino limpet bead caps with metallic edges.

see how they match my prop shell

I was experimenting with layered headpins. The second one just didn't behave so I flattened and twisted it. Makes even a more interesting set and I know you guys aren't afraid of mismatched!

I might have shown these before but they are merchandise now.
In my Etsy shop

I decided to finally list some of these Numi- Petra combos
( that's ScorchedEarthOnEtsy who makes these ceramic spikes)

Butter criffles 'n' spikes

Blueberry, Cranberry - Alaskan inspired criffles

Mmmm, lookit that pale green!

Orphan assortments in the shop. lots of them!

asymmetrical crusty large whorls
( rust not included. I find such great things on my walks around this high desert town)

A great focal. If you don't want this, I do!

It's been a great year in ye olde numinositye shoppe and many thanks to you all that keep me going.
I know I've fallen off on blogging and following partly because I've been so dang busy in the studio keeping my shop stocked. Also I became a guest blogger over on LoveMyArtJewelry Blog twice a month and I guess I don't have so many blog blathers in me to overflow into my own.
So if you want to see what I've written there you just need to head over on the first and last Thursday of every month. There are new posts there every day from many talented artists with a wealth of skills to share.
I just did a post this week about murrini and millefiore  cane.
Check it out here.

And now for some potatoes that my son illustrated to send you on your way.


  1. crusty goodness!!sooooooooooo pretty!! :D

  2. Glitter of gold and whorlpools fabulous!!!! xox

  3. I really like what you're doing with the gold leaf, Kim - especially the lime green one.

  4. Beautiful creations, the look of the gold leaf! And the potatoes are pure whimsy!

  5. I too really like your gold leaf really really beautiful.
    It looks like you are having fun.

    cheers, parsnip

  6. Those limpets are a joy and I love the big crusty focals. And who doesn't love tatties!

  7. I love the asymetrical ones, and all of them, Kim. I'd love to spend some time in your work space and see you making these beads.

  8. Another eye popping post! It's unanimous- the gold leaf is gorgeous. Drooling over the limpet bead caps and the mismatched headpins. Great earrings! And your son's illustrated potatoes - icing on the delicious cake.

  9. the 1st pic made me moan out loud. its, like, erotic to me its so gorgeous.

  10. Dear Kim, beautiful always!

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New Year to you and all your loved ones.

    Hugs, Gaby

  11. Oh what beauty you have created here Kim. I am still carefully hoarding the beautiful pieces I have that you created. I will use them one day, but for now I enjoy their beauty as they rest in a little container on my desk.
    Best wishes to you and the hubby for a wonderful Christmas Season

  12. I absolutely LOVE all of your creations, they are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I love the gold leaf! Seriously, potatoes? Brilliant! Love them. :)


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