Thursday, January 28, 2010
New design from the ceramic studio: little houses. I had such a great day making a whole village of these recently. I am also kicking off my new etsy page VespertineCafe. Maybe check it out in a few days when I get more things listed, hah!
Between all the craft shows I did and the holiday season, I majorly burned out on jewelry.. this page reflects my changing gears this year. I got a commission to paint some rocks for a customer and it was my favorite thing of the holiday season... Upon reflection, I decided to focus on that aspect of my creative mind a bit more.. Let's see what I come up with!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Here is a little Valentine's collage of all the lovely pink and red things scattered around Vespertine right now! I am so fond of pink~ it's been really nice to get to use even more of it than I usually do... Makes me wonder why I feel I need a "reason" to use pink... Hmmm, I'll keep pondering that....
A lovely project from Leslie Fesperman Re-Created glass~ Nostalgic Coke bottles filled with kisses and a little vintage Valentine. After you scarf down all your chocolates you have a wonderful juice glass left!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
..of course they cook dumplings! I'm pretty excited that this antique bunny I found months ago is the *exact* correct height to pour water in his steamed dumplings. I'm actually going to be working on a series of these, perhaps in postcard form? Today I'm just goofing around and trying to get inspired.....
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I'm very pleased with my title for this post about something I worked on for my father: a label for his Pirate Plug Sampler! These Pirate Plugs are actually pretty cool (excellent colors) and they are a family effort lately! Wrap your mind around this for a moment: my father machined the mold, cast the lead, and powder coated them beautiful colors. Over the holidays my Mom and I helped put the reflective stickers on, cut the squid skirts and glued them on, and packaged them in neat bags with the Seal-a-Meal (which is awesome!) and then stapled on pretty paper tags and punched holes in them. Also, I tie the rigs that come with them (it's a lot like making jewelry actually). Mom and I also spent a day packaging up these awesome assortments of them and this week I worked on the label. Needless to say, the assortments look GREAT and I really hope he sells out at his fishing show this week in Raleigh!
This is the Victorian image of Black Beard that inspired my label.. I think there should be a revival of this game.....