Monday, October 31, 2011

baby fairy, Aspen, available for purchase

I am offering baby Aspen for only $29.00 here on my blog. If you are interested, please email me at with "Aspen" in the subject box. Can he spend the rest of fall at your house?

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sculpting tutorials baby face and hands

It has been brought to my attention that my tutorials are not easily found on my blog. I will post the links here today and try to find a way to make them more accessable.

You will have to copy and paste them into your browser because I can never seem to make the link icon work.

Hand part I

Hand part II

Face tutorial:

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Aspen Listing On Ebay!

Aspen is now listed on Ebay. Here is the auction link, which you have to copy and paste into your browser because I can't ever seem to be able to hyperlink it with the blog tool.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

This is my first sculpt since my surgery. I am finally able to sit long enough to sculpt. This baby is 4 3/4 inches long to the tip of his/her hat( this one is not anatomically correct). The baby lies on a pretty fall clay leaf, which I imprinted with a real sweetgum leaf and stained so that the veins would be more noticeable.

I plan to list this little one on Ebay tomorrow. I'll let you know the link shortly after I list!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Two new layered artisan necklaces

Sorry I'm so late to post the pics of my new necklaces. I used parts of antique drawer pulls in the layering of these two pieces. I couldn't re-create them if I wanted to, so they are definitely one of a kind creations. We needed to replace a broken hinge on an antique secretary, so we went to a store that carries old hardware. Since I am always looking for unusual findings for my jewelry, a lightbulb went off in my head when I saw the display of old drawer pulls. I was more than happy with the added interest they give to my collage necklaces.

I have a hold on the one with the onyx center. The other one is available, though I don't have it listed on my site. I am asking $49.00.

I have also finished a new baby fairy. I had started her face before my surgery. Following her, will be a new jointed baby, which should be finished in two or three days, so stay tuned!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

You may be wondering if I am ever going to get back to work with my sculpting and artisan jewelry. I have to be honest and say that the Parkinson's in my left hand was agitated by the stress of the spine surgery I had last spring and I have been procrastinating for fear that I can't hold my hand steady enough to sculpt tiny faces. I have, however, created a couple of new collage necklaces using old drawer pulls that I found in an antique store that carries old hardware. They are very unusual and eye-catching. I will try to get photos posted tomorrow.

I am recovering very well. My physical therapist is amazed at my progress. I am driving, shopping,cooking, etc. I hope to add sculpting to that list real soon!

Please look back in the archives of my blog to see several sculpting tutorials.