Saturday, May 11, 2013
So this super cool dude, Sensei Dale, gave me the idea to do a plate mail version of my hexagonal body chain and I was immediately en-ARMORED (heh heh) with the idea. The wheels started a'turnin and I soon set about making it a Reality. I decided to go with pyramids, since I've already done the whole hexagon-thingy (and cuz they look so Klingon/SciFi) and designed a sweet bib-style necklace...totally Warrior Princess chic. This project is on the back burner, for now, since I've also been learning how to stamp metal lately, but I took a few pix of the work in progress cuz I'm thrilled with how it's turning out. Doing linkwork in those tight spaces has been kinda rough and slow-goin, but I prefer a permanently closed loop for longevity (jumprings suuuuck) and the attachment pattern is kinda cool, too. It really lends to the piece's geometrical awesomeness, I think. (((Loves me some geometry!))) Can't wait to see this lil sweetie come to fruition...Thanks, Dale..you da man <3
Friday, January 25, 2013
Okay--I'm geeking out hard. I just found the most fantastic design for a rubber stamp to decorate all of my outgoing jewelry boxes with. Check it out...doesn't it look just like a Divine Hammerstrike? I'm sooo in love <3. I can hardly wait to start a'stampin, hee hee! Coming soon to a boxtop near you.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
http://gennyheikka.com/2012/11/barbed-wire-butterflies.html I'm glad you're enjoying your butterfly jewelry. May it spark many interesting conversations in the days to come! <3 Divine
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
This is another mixed media/wire sculpture I'll be finishing soon, a portrait of a good friend of mine who passed away almost ten years ago now...dang--has it really been that long? Before she died, she'd given me a beautiful antique picture frame...HUGE...to store temporarily. I never got the chance to give it back to her. So I decided to give it back in another way, by turning it into her portrait.
Fast forward a decade...DOH! I still haven't finished it because something about doing justice to Danika's beautiful face was holding me back...and I think I've just discovered the missing piece! It was jewelry, all along. In learning to do jewelry-quality work, I think I inadvertantly just made myself a better sculptress. FINALLY I am ready to bring this piece to fruition. Sorry it took me so long, Danika, ol pal. But I think it will be worth the wait.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Here is the last of my "practice rocks"...I sure wish the lighting was better in my lair at 2:30 a.m... sos I could show it off properly, heh heh. Ah well. I really started getting the weave nice and tight and have finally moved onto those special stones that I've had stashed for just such an occasion... Yay--for viking knit! I'm completely hooked...there is nothing I can't set now and the ideas jostlin around in my noggin have resorted to throwing knees and elbows, scrabblin for the front of the line...and a cheap DVD player?br /> Anywhoo--this modest, mottled, polished green and white river rock was set in all brass wire, except for the last two rows, which I did in tarnish-resistant copper to frame the visible portion of the stone. I really like the way it turned out and know just who I'm going to give it to...I sure hope she likes it! And wait'll ya see the stones that'll be coming yer way from UncommonFolk...they--uh---ROCK! hee hee