Sunday, February 10, 2013

Bold as Brass ..

I am currently just a little bit in love with brass. In fact I am bonkers about it! I have been working hard to fulfill orders and requests and stock for shops and have had a busy and productive week-end. Not before time mind you - holiday mode seems to have hung around longer than usual this year ..



 Warm but shiny - love mixing up my metals.


Copper, brass and pewter on handmade sterling hooks. All the brass came from the base of one tray I got in the op-shop ... it went a long way ...

I used my hydraulic press to form these. The 'pods' are made of pewter.


I scratched 'em up pretty good huh? Well I want them to look aged ...


These are just FUN! I polished them up and then gave them a bit of a patina. Might have to make myself a pair of these!

And round 2 ...


cuffs and more ear-rings ...

'organic' dangles



recycled glass beads on copper headpins


I salvaged the glass beads - I reckon they have been dyed but i love the dusty vintage pinkness of 'em!


recycled glass beads, rainbow fluorite and recon turquoise. Again on copper headpins - shiny this time.


Definitely has a BoHo vibe about it don't you think?



Simple but pretty. One for the romantics out there. Well Valentines Day is coming up ...

4 comments:

Don Pezzano said...

Looks like you are powering along! Love the pods.

Two Dog Pond said...

Great metalwork! It's all so bold and beautiful.

Kimberly said...

I just always love what you do with the metal, Sue. And you change techniques out and it seems like you do so much experimenting and expanding your skill repertoire all while having the fun of the hunt. I imagine you are on a play date with yourself every time you bring home some new goodies from the op shop.

I almost bought a strand of those pink beads at he bead show in Tucson ( these were from Java that I saw) but it was the first booth I went to and I was exercising restraint at that moment!

I like what you've done with yours! Keep up the good work. you're an inspiration.

Gaby Bee said...

Fantastic creations! Love especially the pods!