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Ammolite in sterling.



hnnn. Been a while since I wrapped ammolite, for sure. Still a favourite of mine. I've recently been thinking that I veer towards fossils a lot - ammolite, ammonite, petrified woods, amber, copal. I'm getting some amber soon.


Oh, and the name of this one, in Cantonese, means simply "forever".
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A wire wrapped key of bronze and jewelers brass. Garnet beads.

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A gift for a darling friend of mine. Egads, I hope I'm never insane enough to want to knit in 26ga bronze ever again; I can still remember the screaming.

Also, this key is quite large, measuring 8cm. Certainly much larger than modern keys.
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Just one drop of Elixir to get you back on your feet!

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Moonstone in Sterling. Simple little pendant, Christmas giftie for my godsister. :)
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Budgie pendants! These were a lot of fun to work with, if extremely delicate. It was a pretty thorough mix of delightful surprise when things worked out, and vociferous cursing and scraping and realigning when they did not, but in the end, the results were pretty work it to me. Sold one of these little dudes at Anime North (I'll need to check to see which one, I can't quite recall), but the other 5 are still available and up for grabs.

If you are interested in any of my pieces, or in commissioning me, please feel free to drop me a note.

Update: The Blue pendant in the upper left with spread wings is sold.
The perched pendant in the lower right is sold.
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Hematite is one of two Pegasus boys I'm uploading today. His wings are Made from Apoxie clay over a wire frame. With such a simple stark color scheme I considered leaving him without a symbol, but I eventually decided I'd stick with my original planned symbol (a sort of tribal style mountain range) but on the non-display side.
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Goater was a commission from a friend of mine for her boyfriend Smile she drew me a little reference sheet, and off I went to sculpting! This guy kinda fought me the whole way though.....especially his paint job....I learned a lot making this little guy that will arm me better for future goat projects though, and despite his little flaws, I'm rather proud of him!

Anyway.. I can't remember who is base was..i think it was a Wysteria.....He was painted mostly with Golden artist acrylics, but I did use some Delta ceramicoat for the gray washes on him!
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Shimmerstone locket.

This time, tried an entirely different wrap with the stone, and I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

Chain is also different - went for a symmetrical ambidextrous front-clasp on a viking knitted chain, instead.

The chain, including clasps, is about 21" long, but there is a significant drop for the locket itself, adding about 4" of drop.

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...I knew I'd find a use for those shimmerstones eventually!
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Lil' Moa Chick. I learned to sew from my friend Kristen this year. Setting out with my new found skills I wanted to try making a puppet. This is my first attempt at puppet design and I think it turned out pretty well. Moa Chick is made out of faux fur, linen, felt, metal studs, velcro, large teddy bear eyes, and sculpey. The metal collars are all removable. If you shake him up and down a bit the little wings will make a cute flapping motion. :)
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Glass stones + inox wire & silverplated wire+ glass beads + long chain (60 cm)
Size: 8 x 3,5 cm

Brushes :icongvalkyrie:
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Lapis heart locket.

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Augh @_@ This one was quite difficult, thanks to the lapis stone, which (while making up for all the trouble and its rather ridiculous price-tag with its inherent beauty) was neither a convenient shape, nor a cabochon. The former problem wasn't too bad, countered with judicious hammering of wires. The latter however, required the creation of a more cage-like locket body... it worked out well, but I wouldn't look forward to doing another one of these.

Anyway, look at that heart! It's the nicest lapis heart I've ever had or even seen. I decided, to balance the intense blue of the focal, I had to put in lots of lapis beads into the chain, which refused to not be made (I tried not to. I attempted a pre-made chain, and shot down that idea several inches away from the locket; and I attempted a viking knit chain, which now sits in front of me unused and abandoned.). All in all, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out in the end, however.
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