Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I made another one :)

oh how I do love making these! This one is all hand done in black and gold, with glass pearl beads and pretty little  beaded tassels that fall at the temples. I put this one up on etsy for sale and am beginning another one for another friend of mine. It measures almost 5 inches at the peak and looks fabulous on, I've been quite sick lately so I am not gonna take a picture of me in it at this time lol

here is the link to my etsy shop too,  I put my little dolls up there a bit ago too

Sunday, January 23, 2011

finished! My interpretation of a Kokoshnik

well here it is all done :) I made it for a dear friend and cant wait to see what it looks like on her!! It took me 30 some hours of work, but I think it was well worth it.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

How do I ...

Read all the blogs I follow? I can't find a central place to keep up with the posts, blogger has me stumped.
Also I am making, or rather trying to make a Russian headress , I am taking lots of in progress pics including my blunders along the way and will post some later today, but right now I have to figure out how to find the blogs I follow... Dang technology.. Lj had them all in a friend feed, there must be the same thing here too right?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

So I've been busy..

making things.. trying to figure out practical uses for all the animal heads I sculpted last year, and I think I came up with something reasonable. I gave them bodies..albeit somewhat crappy bodies for the moment, but I am still learning,  here is the result.

I still have about 5 more heads to work with, that need to be dealt with before my cats chew up any more of them :)
I am really winging it with the jackets though, I truly have no idea how jackets are really supposed to be put together.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Today the story of a not so happy project

Last Easter I made some eggs.. some very bad eggs, I boiled and blew the eggs out then sculpted not so happy faces on them. Now the paperclay is a completely different colour than the eggs, so when I began dipping everything in tea to stain it, the faces went dark, the eggs barely stained at all.. frustrated I took the eggs with their sculpted faces and washed them.. NOT a good idea when one is using paperclay, their features eroded and all the careful sanding I had done was gone, now they really were bad eggs. I tied some ribbon to a broken toothpick and inserted it into the hole at the top of the egg, so when held upright the toothpick would keep the ribbon from coming out.
I then decided to try painting them.. again a mistake.. the paint simply wouldn't stick to the eggs, worked great on the paperclay, but not the shell. It went like this for days and days, until frustrated I gave up and admitted that my "bad eggs" were a bad idea. I hung them from my leafless tree at easter, then brought them inside and hung them on the wall.
Now something I hadn't counted on was my cats fascination with the bad eggs . The first one I found smashed to a million pieced at the foot of the stairs. The next I saw fleetingly as my cat ran down the hallway dragging the poor egg behind it.. this went on and on.. finally there is but one egg left, hidden away so I can remember what they looked like. The cats managed to find and destroy the rest.
Bad eggs indeed.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


And today, with a terrible toothache and two vehicles in need of repair I feel like my angry little teacup.
I painted up a bunch of these months ago, but they just sort of sat around collecting dust for the longest while and now unfortunately are missing entirely.. I *know* I put them somewhere...
So dentist or cars.. my face hurts. :(
I am also embarking on the writing of a fairytale.. or so I thought. It is turning out to be frustratingly difficult to get the words I want down on paper. I am not really a writer, so who knows if it will be any good in the end.
I have finished up the first *chapter?* and only hate it a little bit, so that's good news!