Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Copper All The Way....

To date, I have only worked with copper , and jewelry wire in silver...not the real thing !! There is something about copper wire that just gives me that warm feeling ...

I like the dark patina on the copper wires too...especially the ones that come from being exposed to LoS. Though so far, I have not been too fond of the bluish green patina... In Malayalam, we call it 'claavu' and anything with that,especially, in my Grandma's opinion, was considered to be a sign of not caring enough about about your possessions to keep them shiny and polished like new..so maybe that is why I find myself none too enthusiastic about it !

I made a ring and decided to accent it with Cold Porcelain. I had it done for my daughter... And this time, to my surprise she wanted a flower in blue !! Not the usual pink, purple or even yellow!!

I was actually thinking of a sky blue, because it would match a couple of her outfits..but as I was checking out my paints, this pastel blue-green caught my eye and I decided to go with that...

 

I also decided to accent the flower with copper tones..

 

The ring, is double coiled, of 20 gauge copper wire. Handformed Cold porcelain flower. Tinted a pastel blue-green . I have seen stones that shops claimed, were turquoise in this color..but have not been able to tell if they were indeed real.

I used copper toned seed beads for the centre. Gave the rims of each petal a touch of copper paint . And also dotted the center of the flower with sunshine yellow to let it pop.

 

And so here is the sweet little hand adorned by the ring....Seems like I am over the block for the time being...

 

Monday, 28 March 2016

Hiccups !!

It is the 4th attempt today, to compose a half-way decent post...!!! I have finished two rings and have not been able to write anything decent, to get my posts updated...while my posts are not exceptional in many ways, the content usually is not drab ..and I always believe that to be to the point...not stretch a post long without any matter in it...
But lately, I have been dealing with a lot of hiccups ..in being creative , that is.... The mundane just gets done..while everything else seems to be a big Zero..anyway, since I can't seem to find the right words, here is ring number 1
Made of 20 gauge copper wire and twisted to form a swirly heart at the centre. I am hoping that when I try to post the next ring, the right words will pop out !!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Birds....Painted And Otherwise !!!

It is mid-March already !! And seems like I was just on an endless merry go round without all the merriment ! Between treatments , coping with a different system in my parents' household, while my mom is away, taking care of our nephew, our daughter's school activities, and exams, etc....the thing that gets neglected the most, is my own work....
Disadvantages to not having an 'office' job is more evident at times like these....expecting some respect is like the far reaches of the Galaxy, but even needing some down time of a few hours is not understood...
When you are creating something from a new idea..it takes time and a certain system to get the envisioned result...I am not sure everyone works this way, but when I sit to do one of my projects, I want to work on it for that particular time, till I decide that nothing good comes from working on it further, at that point in time...
Things started looking glum enough for me to just grab something and play with some paint...!! So this was a paint by numbers kit that our daughter was gifted by her uncle and abandoned half way...
Sort of a mindless job, really but In between the things I did, this was something to just see the colours... Not happy with the depth of the colours or the technique..!

Meanwhile our love birds have been laying eggs and little ones are coming out ...this little guy seen below, has been peeping out of his pot for ages, before deciding to come out !!


I have yet to post pics of some jewelry that I had worked on early in February..hopefully I can keep the work and posts done regularly.. Even otherwise, there is a lot to be said, for wishful thinking !!
Just hope that the handful of I people who do read my posts have not given up on me completely...!! My thanks ....