Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In A Treasury

Another one of my panels was chosen to be in a Treasury by mysticwynd. Please take the time to check out her shop. She creates some very unique jewelry.
The panel she used is the one in the middle at the top. That is one that doesn't get much attention, I guess, because it is so simple compared to the other panels I have.
To see more of my panels, as well other pieces not listed on Etsy, go to my website at www.africansand.com.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Custom Pendant For Lindabutterfly

This pendant is another collaboration between Lindabutterfly's artwork and my soldering skills.
She is one very happy lady who can wear her art wherever she goes. How's that for advertising?Please take the time to visit her shop at http://www.lindabutterfly.etsy.com/

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Absolut Vodka Bottle Earrings

These are the earrings made from the same bottle as the pendant below. I'm really excited about how these are turning out and the response to them.
When I make these, I break the bottle with a hammer and use the most interesting pieces. I have to cut the matching earring but other than that, the way the glass breaks is the shape its going to be. More to come soon.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Absolut Vodka Pendant

Ever since I made the Corona bottle earrings, I've been thinking about incorporating bottles in my work. Its still glass, just with a slight curve to it, which is a challenge when it comes to foiling. From the look of all those bottles, I'll have enough glass to use for lots of pendants and earrings.
The pendant above was made using just one small piece of one of the bottles. I wanted to use a yellow piece but this broke so perfectly that I decided to use it. Also what I like about these bottles is that the glass is frosted. I'll make one with yellow tomorrow with earrings to match.