Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Back in the saddle?

Well, after the heady excitement that was Blogtoberfest, November seems to have been a bit of a blogging drought for me. I could blame end-of-the-academic-year overload or preparation for some upcoming markets but I think I just didn't have anything interesting to say! Now, about these Markets - my daughters and I will be at the Goodwood Christmas Market this week-end (Nov 27th 9am - 3pm) so if you happen to be in Adelaide do stop in and say hello! Daughter #1 has made some super cute kawaii inspired hairpins and ear-ring along with some recycled journals. Daughter#2 has made some lovely candles in tea-cups, cards and paper-cuts. I have screen printed some grocery bags and of course made some jewellery. There seems to be a focus on ear-rings in our house just now  - here are a few I have made from recycled materials. I have come to realise that I have a definite, organic style!

Some recycled brass (from a tray) with pewter cut from  a beer tankard and sterling hooks.

Pretty simple but kinda fun - electrical wire and sterling silver.

Copper, brass and some horn discs with sterling hooks - just love bashing that copper about!

More bashed up copper but I didn't get to do the beating because these are cut from a pre-beaten bowl!

These are fine silver and some beach glass collected from the Yorke Penninsula.

Again some pewter cut from old beer tankards - this material is great to work with! I was going for an industrial tribal look - did I pull it off?

More pretty beach glass - I think these are really elegant.

More pewter - so good for ear-rings because it is lightweight - also easy to pattern and patina as you can see from these! I hope the market-goers like these as much as I do. Right now it is back to the Salt Mine to make some more stuff to tantalize all those Christmas shoppers!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you are embracing your organic style. These are all really cool. Bash that copper!

Emma said...

fabulous, No 2, the 'rusty' ones & the absolutly right industrial/tribal are my faves. Good luk with it all - I've got 3 fairs left.

Numinosity said...

I really love what you're doing with the different metals.
You're inspiring me!
xoxo Kim

Rustic Tarts said...

I hope the weather has been kind to you today!
I had hoped to come over for a visit but I was in Adelaide Wed & Thurs and didn't feel like a repeat visit!! Hope you show some photos of your stall.