Saturday, December 4, 2010

Finished! well almost


Remember the little peek from back here?  Well I am almost finished with the batch. Now I am testing out my patience waiting for the resin the porcelain pieces are set in. You know, watching resin cure is even more interesting than watching paint dry. Obviously, I had a little trouble in the patience department because I could not resist making one of the pendants up into a necklace.

Do you see what I see up there? There is one bead that does not match the others. I was sure I had 4 glass beads that matched. I'm leaving it. I'm calling it design perogative. The lesson here is match beads twice, wire wrap once.


This one is going off to someone special. It's not really a surprise so I can show it to you here. I'm pretty fond of this one. In fact I'm pretty fond of this whole idea but I've got a few things that I want to work out yet. Not the least of which is beefing up my patience with resin.


I really like the etched backs on these pendants. It's like a little surprise. I had a ceramics instructor once who insisted that the bottom of a pot should be just as special as the top. He did all of these amazing designs inside the foot ring of his pots. His thinking was that as you are washing up, you should enjoy looking at the bottom of a bowl or plate just as much as you enjoy the top. I think that's a sort of sweet idea.



Happy Weekend!!!!!

15 comments:

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

MUST.HAVE.SOME.OF.THESE! They are awesome!

stregata said...

Absolutely stunning, LeAnn! These are so beautiful! Your porcelain pieces look so wonderful in your bezels and the reverse side is gorgeous. Kudos, girl!!!

Studio B (UberArt) said...

Those are lovely! You did a fabulous job, and such attention to detail with the backs!

Mary Newton Designs said...

These are so wonderful! I really love the etching on the backs!

mairedodd said...

these are absolutely fabulous! you are doing a great job carrying on what your dad taught you and making it your own... i agree about the etched backs, they are gorgeous... oh, and that one different bead? personally i like when things don't all match - call it wabi sabi or just an aesthetic preference... but they are wonderful!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Beautiful. I love the back because let's face it jewelry moves. I love when there is a surprise to a piece. Like the engraving on the inside of my wedding band. I love the pictures on the inside of my daughters bowls, it makes her eat all her food to see the mermaid or Minnie and is nice to look at when I am doing the dishes.
I have a collection of Limoges Boxes and they always have a tiny picture on the inside, it's a little treat.
Those are looking great and I would have sworn you did the mixed beads on purpose and I noticed it before you even pointed it out!
Shannon C

lunedreams said...

spectacular! that was a stroke of genius, setting those pieces in bezels--it really brings out their precious gem-like qualities. little works of art! yes, it is a "design prerogative"--i have to keep reminding myself all the time i can do whatever i want! because i'm the only one telling me what to do! and decide that i did it on purpose. if anybody asks, i can make up some arty farty sounding explanation for my "artistic choice" and then it's all good. ha.

Judy said...

You have taken my breath away! I just love the necklace and bezels....just gorgeous! I am a person that always looks at the bottom of things and you have also delighted me there. You are amazing!

Greer said...

Ab-fab LeeAnn. Looking forward to more designs

Mellisa said...

What you're doing...fantastic! Love the detail on the back, much more special that way. The mismatched bead was obviously a deliberate choice by you, the artist, to add a touch of asymmetry, in fact that particular bead probably has some special significance...doesn't it? :)

Lisa Godfrey said...

Wow, those are so beautiful! I love them!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Ohhhhh I soooo have to agree with Renate!!! I am truly smitten and willing to trade anything...well almost, I don't think I can trade little Rubi! :) You know little sister your creations grow more incredible with each new one. The "lace" on the bezel makes the whole piece so feminine without the pink fru fru look!! In fact the patterns remind me of the trim on my vestitas. hmmmm.... perhaps a collaboration...


I'm back in the saddle again. Thankfully not hacked just spammed but it took LW a while to hack (poor choice of word!!)through the brumble before he could slay the evil dragon and bring google/blogger back to this demension!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

PS It's gotten a bit cold here (for us anyway). People have their coats shoes &soaks on and are talking about buying space heaters for the bathrooms. OR those without water heaters are dreaming of installing "widow makers" on their shower heads!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Gasp! Ooh! Aah!
I will be watching for these Miss LeAnn! I love them so! There is such a wealth of detail in these. So pretty, so well design, so thoughtfully completed. So original. So you!

Enjoy the day!
Erin

sasha and max said...

lovely new pieces, LeAnn, and the mismatch works for me - a bit of assymmetry!

Laura Twiford said...

Oh LeAnn, they are beautiful! I am so glad you filled the bezels with your porcelain pieces, they are perfect! The details on the bezels are wonderful too. If I could slow down a little I need to get busy with my bezels as well! Haven't done anything since homesteaders!