Swirly steampunk heart

Somebody said it resembles fire. I can’t disagree, really, it sort of does. I was reluctant to use this bead, because I liked other beads more and I wasn’t sure what would come out of it, but the outcome is ok. Well, at least looks better than the bead alone. Available on Etsy.

Big blue heart

I still  get a lot of heart-shaped beads in the bead mixes. The most common ones are 2cm and smaller, but sometimes I come across huge ones, 3cm from top to bottom. They don’t look  that bad in steampunk style (less kitschy than on their own, that’s for sure). This is one of them, deep cobalt blue with copper. I used neutral steel gears, because the copper ones are quite rare and I didn’t have …

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Another convention

I’m going to have a jewellery stall on another convention, Gaelcon in Dublin on 22-25 October (the upcoming weekend). I must get very busy again making more pendants, because they seem to sell a lot better than earrings, which I have plenty of. These are two of the pendants that I’ve made during Octocon. They will be available to buy during Gaelcon, I suppose.

Clockwork heart III

Another heart. The idea was to make two contrasting halves, the droid one and the natural one, with an “organic” type of ornamentation (the spiral). I like the idea, I might use it more often.  Available on Etsy.

Hearts

Would you believe that I’m really trying to stay away from cuteness and heart-shaped beads? All of these came in bead mixes. And now I have to figure out how to make non-cute stuff out of them.

Clockwork hearts

I’m really trying to stay away from the general “cuteness”, so when I’ve got heart-shaped beads in my assorted glass batches, I thought “yuck”. But after a while, I figured people like hearts, so I might try to make something out of them, something that’s different than everything else. Not exactly cute, not entirely kitsch. As you could see in one of my previous posts, my last batch included a lot of hearts. Now I’ve …

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Blue blood

I only had one bead like this: large, sapphire coloured venetian glass, so I waited to use it until I had gold plated wire (just didn’t seem to go with anything else). And I had some brass gears I wanted to use. The pictures just don’t show the whole effect, I can’t manage to photograph it right. It took me several hours to finish it. That’s because gold plated wire is harder to work with, …

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Heart in a golden cage

The first thing I did when I’ve got the beads yesterday was to photograph them. Then I picked one of them and made this. I don’t want the heart pendants I make to be “cute” (that’s why I avoid pink), but apparently they are considered so, and sell very quickly (I don’t manage to blog them soon enough, apparently). I like how the gold plated wire looks, but it’s very hard to work with it …

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