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12 January, 2009 at 10:53 pm (blue-eyed crow, jewellery, work) (, , , , , , )

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I’ve been working on earrings and necklaces and besides the beautiful creamy pearls I normally use I’ve made a few pieces with some delightfully shaped freshwater pearls that are barely blue (they also look great with steel wire).  I was on such a copper+pearl binge that I am now out of several gauges of copper wire and all but the tiniest pearls.

Tomorrow I’ll be working with some lovely smoky crystals and gold wire.

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10 January, 2009 at 6:25 am (blue-eyed crow, jewellery, work) (, , , , , , )

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First thing this morning I opened up the delivery from yesterday and put two of my favourite things together – pearls and copper.  These earrings are not very big, about an inch long, the next ones will be longer, and have more pearls.

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9 January, 2009 at 9:41 pm (art, blue-eyed crow, work) (, , , , , , , )

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I got a delivery of tools and jewels this afternoon, so tomorrow I’ll put away the clockpunk boxes and assemblages and make some earrings!  A package of new elements is inspiring, since I use a lot of found materials and vintage or antique pieces I don’t often get a whole bag of fun stuff all at once.  I can’t wait to try the three new pliers, but somehow the collet for my Dremel has gone missing, foiling my plans for lots of flat rivets.

I’m still fooling around with these crows, I like them, but haven’t found a way to use them that I’m happy with.  For now they are just one of the multitude of bits getting tossed around the workroom until inspiration knocks them off the shelf.

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