Sunday, April 26, 2009

Gothic owl beads, resin, new charms and INTERNATIONAL CHARM DAY GIVEAWAY!

I just finished a batch of Gothic owl beads. I will have them listed in my Etsy shop, if I ever open it.... they are about an inch long, made of cernit polymer clay, sculpted, baked, carved, painted, etc....probably baked at least 5 times!

Look - there's a tuscan one that snuck in!
I have also been working on a resin necklace and earrings. The bezels from these are old rusty ones that Amber Dawn (literally) dug up! This is the first stage, with just a thin layer of resin to smooth everything out. next I will layer with images of bird eggs topped with more resin. each of these links will be spaced with a bird bead...I have a double hand that will hold a large 3-D egg for the centerpiece.

Here are more bezels --bees with carnelian drops yet to be added, mini starfish that will get hanging swarovski stars and say "shine" on the back, and hands that i don't know what i will do with. I also filled round bezels with eyeballs, but i didn't get a picture of those.

...and for INTERNATIONAL CHARM DAY, APRIL 28th, I put together a charm bracelet/necklace out of left over charms and components! The bracelet attaches to a separate chain to make it a necklace.

The bracelet is a little less that 8", as a necklace it is 24". It has 33 charms on it.

This is a left side closeup.

...and this is the right side close-up.
This too, is a potential Esty shop assignee!

here are 2 new charms I made for the bracelet/necklace, One is patinaed metal wings and a tiny porcelain skull......I call it a "skull bird". Next to it is a bullet casing with a ceramic foot coming out of it. I made an extra set of them and am giving away both of these charms

as well as a pair of bird charms (for earrings or whatever...)

Just leave me a comment on this blog entry by midnight Hawaii time April 28th (that's 3 hrs EARLIER than PST) , and you will be entered in a random drawing to take place on April 29th! One winner gets the skull, the foot, the pair of birds, an owl and whatever other goodies I decide to throw in! Good Luck!


Fran Saperstein said...

It's good to have you back home creating. I LOVE the owls! Any chance you're coming to Art Unraveled???

inventivesoul said...

Wow what fun!
I will post about this soon to get some traffic on over here!
~*Thank you Connie, for being a special art friend! & For creating such fun and unusual goodies to share!
That is really cool!*~


3rdEyeMuse said...

Wow! that charm bracelet/necklace looks amazing, the gothic owl beads have me twittering with delight (love the sneaky tuscan one) and the in progress bezels look so cool.

AND what a terrific contribution to International Charm Day ... I have one of the birds from the Black and White Charm swap and think it's a terrific little creature - it would be soooo cool to have earrings to match! :) thank you for the chance to enter.

Lorraine said...

your charms are fantastic..I am just about to post up my swap for international charm day so pop over later to my blog

Gillian McMurray said...

These charms are lovely. I really like the Gothic theme and the little birds are just a delight to behold.

Joanne Huffman said...

Love the owls! You really have to get busy and open that Etsy shop. Your charms are very you and I love them. I also love what you're doing with Amber Dawn's bezels. You are in the midst of a wonderfully creative blitz.


Sharon said...

Connie, thanks so much for visiting my blog, and thanks to you and Amber for introducing me to a whole new world, I am fascinated usually by anything I haven't tried yet in art jewelry , you guys are fantastic! I love your charms, especially the owls, just awesome!! And the bracelet, OMG, incredible! Can't wait to see what you do next!!

Elizabeth said...

Cetta! Your owls are just wonderful and I think that your bezel constructions are goin to turn out beautifully as well!! thank you so much for sharing!!

Dale said...

Wow do i ever love that food charm! The bullet casing with teh awesome food come out of it... that will deffinately make people look twice! I really think it is so very cool. Great job with that. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work here in the draw :).

Pat said...

Cetta, those charms are charming! I love the bullet casing with the foot. And the owls and and and... okay I love all of them! I hope I win!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

wow fantastic !! please enter my name !! I will do a giveaway too tomorrow.

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

Holy Macaroni! Those are amazing.. love your work. Thanks for posting and I hope I WIN WOOP WOOP! ;o)

AlteredByMe said...

Love your charms and your bracelets turned out great.

Stop by my blog tomorrow I will be having a giveaway also.


Ann said...

what fabulous charms!! Love your artwork.They are amazing. I would love to enter your givaway!! Thanks so much.

Terry Pitzel said...

What imaginative charms you have!

Carol said...

I love it all! The owls are terrific and charms on the bracelet are so unique. I need a necklace like that!!

Cat said...

Wow! The owls are amazing and that bracelet is so beautiful. I'd love a chance to win :)

deb said...

Your owls are amazing, and what a wonderful giveaway.

I've posted a give away over on my blog if you fancy popping over for a look.

Francie Horton said...

those are so awesome! please enter me. :)

AlteredByMe said...


Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway.

Your charms are beautiful and your charm bracelet turned our awesome. I'd love to win your give away!


Tumbleweed Trails said...

OMG! Your charms are fantastic. I love them all. What talent you have. Thanks for sharing.


Jacky said...

Your bird charms are just amazing..AND I am lucky enough to now have a couple. My dear friend Dot gifted me one of the owls and a couple of little birdies...soooo special.

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