Monday, February 23, 2009

Jewelry and Bowie

Here's a bit of a mini-update; a couple necklaces I made and a scratchboard I did last semester.

For this first one, I went to a thrift store, found a baby doll, chopped her hand off, "zombified" it with paint and clay (plus a little glossy action to make that blood really pop...), and stuck it on a chain. It's only about an inch and a half long, but it's quite the conversation piece (I regret not getting better pictures of the bones sticking out the top).

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For this necklace, I make a giant shrinky dink and shrunk it down to be reasonable necklace size. The colored pencils worked out well!

OK, so this has nothing to do with jewelry, but I love me some David Bowie. This is one of those craft project scratchboard things you can pick up at Michaels (mine came with instructions on how to scratch out, I shit you not, a kitten.) You take a sharp instrument and scratch out your design, and I went with Emperor Bowie. He looks a little wonky, but hey, there's no sketching and you can't make mistakes! Give me a break!