This is my first collaboration with my mom. She is a sculptor she makes pewter statues and does lost wax casting when making jewelry. Anyway she is now beading jewelry and she has a lot of elaborate pieces and I want to set up an account for her here but she is all shy about it. lol i will get her to do it I know I will!
Okay so I made the pendant and she made the necklace for it and added the pretty swarovski crystal at the bottom.
So this is the bedframe I have been working on for myself for the past 1.5-2 weeks. All hand forged and torch bent steel construction. Minus the headboard, which I upholstered with some micro-suede fabric I got on clearance at joAnn's! My mattress just arrived yesterday, and I must say it is a vast improvement over the bed I've been using, which was a 24" wide camping mat...
First in the Body Sculpture series. A photo to show the form on its own (off a body). All hand forged from W-1 tool steel and joined without welding. See [link] for more of my rationale and other bits about this series. Finish: etching, sanding and beeswax for protection from rust.
This is the FULL view of another piece from my "Brushstrokes" series. It's a 5 part incalmo switch axis piece with engraving as well. This piece was a lot of playing around with different engraving patterns and trying to make this thing stand up steadily! Not my most balanced piece ever...
About 5 hours hot shop time, solo-blown and about 4-6 hours of engraving.
Clam shell pillbox hat to accompany an outfit by Scoundrelle's Keep for The Deep, an event in Minneapolis on Friday, August 20th.
This pillbox hat is covered in delicate striped silk in shades of lavender, blue, green, white, and gray. Decorated with blue, silver, and white ribbons, blue dotted tulle, orange starfish, pearls, rhinestones, silver German glass glitter, a fluffy white ostrich feather, and a fancy clam! The clam is covered with gathered blue silk on the outside, hand beaded cream silk on the inside.