Saturday, August 01, 2009

Pic of the Day, lighting in a box...progress on projects...and more!


Faster than a speeding bullet... (it's Sookie the dog - running, in case you can't tell....)
Recently I purchased a mini lighting system from sale-a-day, and I have to admit i was very skeptical. It was only $9.99 and shipping was $5.99....but others on my Metal Clay group already owned it and said it was terrific and the price was normally $40, so along with others I took a chance. I didn't think they'd ship it to Hawaii for so cheap...but lo and behold ...it ARRIVED...and it is A GREAT SET UP!...it is small, only 8x8, but it comes with 2 balanced lights, a camera tripod, 2 backgrounds, filtered side walls and a great case to put it all in - seems to be really good quality.... next time it goes on sale again I'll let you know about it here on my blog (it went on sale again last week!)

cool, eh?

something ate my pineapple...sheesh!
simple resin earrings...

remember the bullet cross I was working on? well, this is part of the chain for it....it has winchester shotgun brass...the backs are filled with resin and copper bb's, and they are interspersed with vintage metal buttons that look sort of military to me.....and wired together with a barbed-wire link...the edges have been rounded so they aren't sharp!


...and below is the partially assembled cross......the center hole is where the skull with the wings goes.....the top 4 wires will get some sort of hanging beading...maybe glass tear drops....and the bottom 2 chains will also get a similar treatment......the whole necklace still has a long ways to go...i am so unfocused lately with my projects..... i like the chain, but the cross has been a real pain...it is all cold connected...i really MUST learn to solder (or braze) with the torch......

...and i haven't even LOOKED at the dolls I was supposed to be working on......

7 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

The lighting system looks awesome! You got a great deal, too! Thanks for sharing that. Might have to go on my wish list :) Jewelry is fantastic!

kathy mc said...

Your bullet cross is wonderful. l ordered a light box, thanks to you for sharing the info. I can't wait to get it.

Judy Streger said...

I got my light box today, also. It looks fabulous. I can't wait to try it out. I am anxiously waiting to see the finished bullet cross. Howie target shoots and I can get lots of casing from him. All I need is an idea of what to do with them.
Do you need any more of the vintage metal buttons that look military-like? I'm pretty sure I have some lying around here and I'd be happy to send them to you. Just let me know.

Joanne Huffman said...

The "simple" resin earrings are very cool and didn't look simple to me. Your chain is incredible, absolutely fantastic! The cross is powerful. Connie, your jewelry is absolutely amazing. You are extremely talented.

Jo

jackie said...

I LOVE that chain - awesome! And the new earrings are fantastic - I always enjoy seeing your art - you are SO creative!!
And thanks again for the heads-up on the photo system - I hope mine arrives tomorrow.

Healthguard said...

Wow! That’s incredible! You bought it for only $9.99? Aw! That’s amazing. I’m very interested on this gadget. I’ll look forward of another post about another sale of this awesome gadget.

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Oh! This is a must have gadget, thanks for informing us with this awesome sale. I can’t wait to have my own mini studio.