For my dear cousin, Britney, I have made a charm necklace. The Kokeshi doll I modeled in clay and it baked quite nicely. It didn’t catch as much flying dust as previous sculpts. I painted her eyes, small eye brows, and lips then glazed it all to death after it all dried, lol. I added a pearl and crystal to give it a more delicate look.
She has three buns on her noggin and a very simplified Chinese dress. It would’ve been nice if I could have found my gold paint to make the lining for the dress.
I’m not good with making things that are outside of the childish or cute realm. My brain is kind of stuck in that mode. Even at 26 I’m still wearing cutesy things, lol. Anywho, love ya, Britney! Hope you like this, cuz!
Mary and I have been watching two YouTube celebrities, JonTron and Egoraptor, in a recently made series called GAME GRUMPS. They crack us up with their goofy remarks, commentary, and outbursts. 😀 Eventhough the opening is cute and they play E-rated games I don’t recommend little kids seeing it due to some language—and stuff, lol.
Anywho, to the point, I love the chubby cartoon faces [at left] Egoraptor made of himself and JonTron for the opening of their videos. So much so, I sculpted tiny versions of their cartoon heads in clay, baked them, and painted them nice an’ purty. I was considering if they should just be charms you put on your keychain, a bracelet, or necklace but they ended up as earrings, lol. I have no idea how often I’d wear them but they are funny and cute, well, at least to my friends and me.
Here are a few pictures I took inbetween making them and then of the final product.
I finally got around to creating things out of Sculpey clay! I molded the shapes I wanted out of the clay, and then baked them in the oven at 275°F for 14 minutes, making them hard and sturdy. Then I painted the details on with acrylic paint, let them dry, and added a glossy glaze on them so they would be all shiny. 🙂 I’ve always wanted to try to make jewelry and figures out of it and here’s what I managed to come up with so far!
Here are some pink dumpling earrings 😀 These dumpling earrings are actually inspired by a game called Puzzle Family (on the iphone and android)
The next set of earrings come from my love of birds. I hope to make a bunch of different ones in the future, all representing actual species of birds 😀 I’m thinking of calling them: Pufflechubs! xD (after my birds, Puffy and Chubbie)
(The last bird set) 😀 Inspired by one of my many favorite types of birds, here are my hyacinth macaw earrings
Hope you all like! There will be much more where this came from, that’s for sure, such as more dumpling style earrings in different colors with cute little faces. :3 Sculpey is so fun to play with and I have tons of ideas! I’ll keep you posted with all the new stuff I make! 😀
Sooo, these aren’t holiday earrings, lol. They were inspired by a moment where I was utterly sad but then later happy after receiving some advice and guidance. And I became a bit stronger than before (and maybe a bit more callous—in the fingers, lol, after struggling to make them look like what I imagined in the first place ^_^) I have my dreams, I know I’m worth something in this world and I have a lot to give I’m just still learning all I can in the process. I’m going to fight for my dreams and I’m not going to let anyone rip them from me. 🙂
Sooo, these are pendants I made last year but finally had the courage to show them. I actually disliked them when I first made them since it was one of my first attempts at wire wrapping jewelry, lol. BUT, I guess they grew on me over time and thought I could share ’em. =P
Ok, so I’ve finally put together some shnazzy earrings for my cousin, Britney. Thouuugh, after making them I thought “OH CRAP! Doesn’t she hate pink?!” My memory is hazy but I have this one memory when we were playing together as tiny rugrats that she liked purple more than pink.
WELL, I hope you like these at least! They’re shellish contraptions painted with a pinkish hue and striped with bold and delicate black stripes. =)
[images edited to make the pink stand out more. The counter was an odd blue-gray color that slightly dulled the pink out.]
Another pair of earrings I made yesterday are inspired by some necklaces I’ve been seeing both in punk and Asian accessories as of late. They’re made entirely of safety pins! Though could be a hazard if you just randomly decide to thrash about while walking or roll around on the floor, lol (¬_¬)” …
I thought, hey why not make saftey pin earrings! But I didn’t want to keep them plain. I got some beads (once again black and pink, lol) to add to ’em because I love beads (* v*). I’m currently spray painting several safety pins a jet black color and I’m not able to show them yet. But, I also made a plain silver pair that I can show here. They’re pretty simple but kind of cute in a way—well, to me anyway, lol.
Below are a couple images (linked to the sites they are from!) of what inspired me to make some safety pin jewelry. I’ll be showing the painted safety pin earrings in 2-3 days when they’ll hopefully be done looking the way I want them to, lol:
Using the same alternating bronze and silver metal combination, I put together cogs with arrows to make two sets of earrings that are reminiscent of the pieces you’d see used in old clocks. The earring with larger gears uses metal hooks that aren’t so friendly for those with sensitive ears. The earrings with smaller cogs [in the second image], which I made for myself, uses rose gold hooks like the girst steam punk earrings I made in the previous post. In both sets the arrows can move and be flicked around.
( ^_^) These are Kate’s extremely-belated-christmas-gift-steam-punk themed earrings. Fashioned to look like suns, I used bronze and silver cogs and wire beads. One silver cog with one bronze wire bead and one bronze cog with a silver bead. The hooks are a rose gold. The colors in the picture below aren’t as easy to see as they are in person (I had to use my snap and shoot because I’m missing the memory card for my SLR *sad face* but you still can see it clearly here.)