Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cheeky Chappie, Sore Feet and Crackling!

This little chappie sat on my wing mirror for quite a while, well, long enough for me to get my camera out of my bag and take the photograph. I had just pulled into the car park at work and he fluttered down for a rest, must have been wanting to warm his feet on the heated mirror! You can just see the reflection of the dashboard in the window.

Trade Show 2009, my feet are just recovering, the photograph below was taken on Saturday, during set up. The stand really did look so good and we had lots of compliments about our jackets. Everyone said how well they looked and how they could pick our stand out from all the others. Even other exhibitors commented.

Lynn's mask was a crowd puller and all the art work was complimented.

Lynn and Helen grab a cuppa and a chat during a lull in activity.

The blue in the jackets was so vibrant, Glenda named us the GLOGGS!

Thought you might like to see an old glass vase I have just revamped. Using Viva Croco Crackling Colour, I am so pleased with the result. If using on glass you first need to give it a coat of the Croco Base Coat transparent, I then used a large paint brush and literally slapped the colour on, I used Platinum. The paint needs to be at least 2mm thick for it to crackle but I gave it an uneven coat which I think added to the overall effect. Once dry I rubbed in some of the Metallic Rub-ons to give it a subtle colour. This colour shines through when a tea light is placed inside. It looks really effective when lit.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Teapots & Bracelets

Finished my latest creation at pottery the other night, a teapot . Not that it will ever hold any kind of liquid, it is a solid block of clay. Brought it home and have yet to find a home for it. Must put it out of the way of the honey monster (Steve's new name for Bertie). I have already lost one of my wizards when he knocked it over. Possibly my fault for standing it on the conservatory floor.

This bracelet is made purely from jump rings. Gold, black and silver. It took a few hours to put together but fairly simple once you got the pattern right. Each pattern piece uses 7 jump rings and depending on how long you want the bracelet determines how many you use. I think this one has about 150 rings altogether.

Close up of the pattern detail, it does look very complicated and intricate but really quite simple to put together.