ruby

8 March, 2009 at 8:03 pm (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , , )

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I love making these tiny boxes, this one is about two centimeters across.  As usual, the tiny jewel rotates out to catch the light.

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clock beetle

17 December, 2008 at 6:23 am (art, blue-eyed crow, friends, life, local, work) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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I’m letting this piece sit for a while until I figure out where to go with it.  I spent much of today drilling tiny, tiny holes in wire which I will rivet tomorrow, also experimenting with odd-shaped rivets of various materials.

Last Saturday was a day of coincidental meetings.  At the show (which was in another city) I ran into the lovely woman who was my neighbour for the last seven years until she bought a house this summer.  Later, at dinner in a Peruvian restaurant, it turned out that the woman sitting next to me had been in the same Chinese (language) school that I was in, for the same three years, but we had never met before this.  Two friends on my left told us they ran into each other on a sidewalk in New York last month, neither knew the other was planning to be there.

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measured

29 November, 2008 at 7:50 pm (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , )

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On request, here is a picture of one of the legs next to two acorns so that the size is clear.

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flotsam and jetsam

27 November, 2008 at 11:06 pm (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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These are some of the bits that consumed my day.

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stone

25 November, 2008 at 10:56 pm (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , )

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This is the beginning of a little shrine I started this evening after I got tired of making bug legs (below).  The figure was a gift  from the always generous kats in the belfry, who just opened her etsy shop.

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rotating

6 October, 2008 at 6:26 am (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , , , )

This box is small enough to sit on a large coin, the jewel swivels and catches the light when it swings out.

I’m packing up the power tools for an art retreat, and finding that there is not really a good way to pack a drill, dremel, saw, hammer, scrap metal, varnishes, paints, and so many bits and pieces!  I am really looking forward to this, I had been planning on making some much larger pieces and some jewelry this month, but maybe what I do this week will change those plans.

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