Saturday, July 25, 2009

Gift from TANZANIA and NEW projects


Isn't this bracelet gorgeous? My friend, Terry Ross, just got back from Tanzania, and she sent me this bracelet. There are ceramic beads, bone beads and glass beads....and you know, I LOVE BEADS! Thank you SOOO MUCH, Terry!
This morning I turned on the shower and THIS came out of the drain. This doesn't happen very often, but our bathtub, bathroom sink, kitchen sink and washer all drain outside as grey water.
This is a small one, about 3 inches....silly me didn't turn the light on, and I was so excited to take the picture that I took a pretty bad one....but here he is:

...and being the macabre person that I am, I ran outside and got my large canister of alcohol and my hemostats and I picked him up and dropped him in. In less than a minute he was a goner.......but for some reason his legs and antennae turned blue! I thought of coating him with silver clay slip - but I knew all the details would be lost....so......I RESINED HIM!
Into a bracelet mold! HAHA! Gross, huh? It is not done yet...it needs more resin and maybe some river rocks or glass balls or something.....I'll post again when it is done.......
...and here are the beginnings of doll heads.....works in progress

this one is polymer clay covered with paper

this one is paper clay....when it is dry it will get covered with cloth and then painted..

and this one needs to be sanded and then painted....
i have also been working on a steampunk goth cross necklace...this is what goes in the center of the cross that is made from 3 bullet casings.

...and below are the sides of the cross ...they go under the wings....

These above casings are actually from used bullet blanks (that I picked up off the set of Jericho ages ago), which is why the edges are flared....


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10 comments:

Angie in AZ said...

Oh Connie. Connie, Connie, Connie... if I didn't know and love you, you would scare me. That "small" critter from your drain is just giving me the hibbie jibbies!!! YUK! But I LOVE the bullet hands! Very cool stuff!

June said...

Not sure i like the little critter but i love the other makes. how creative and clever you are. Love these
June

joanne thieme huffman said...

Isn't terribly expensive amber jewelry just insects caught in resin? Your bracelet is going to be great. I look forward to seeing the finished project. I love the skull with wings and bullet hands. Very cool. In just over a week, I'll be taking my resin class at AU :~}

Jo

Arting Around said...

Glad you like the bracelet. I couldn't find loose beads, but thought that bracelet would be fun for a while, then you could take it apart and use the beads separately into one of your beautiful creations. That centipede, well, you have all the fun living in Hawaii!!!!!!! When are you coming back to the mainland? We need another lunch!
Terrt

3rdEyeMuse said...

holy smokes, Connie, you've been super productive and BUSY!! ok, I'm on the fence here ... thinking that I would have flipped out seeing that alien creature in my shower and you being clever (and macabre) enough to dunk it and preserve its creepiness ... whoa. the faces! they look like the starts of some serious fun, but my MOST favorite in this selection has to be the steampunk goth cross neacklace - brilliant!

jackie said...

Your creativity astounds me!! I love how your mind works and the creations that ooze out! Did you make the hands that are in the casings yourself? The steampunk cross will be amazing! The doll heads are deMeng-ie and Nightmare/Christmas-y and Connie-fied! Love them all!
Terry has very good taste - the bracelet is gorgeous!
Reserving opinion on the creepy bug but love your resin work!

Sabii Wabii said...

Gross, funny and interesting all at the same time! I fianlly got around to posting your charms and getting them onto a necklace. Thank you!

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