Thursday, March 12, 2009

New to my Etsy Shop...

A new little earring design for Spring! After being featured in a robin-themed Treasury full of turquoise hues last week (see previous post) I was inspired to make a pair of earrings in the same color scheme...
These are very dainty--only an inch across and a little over two inches long. The earrings are made with turquoise silk thread covering small wooden discs, and embellished with hand-made gold lace, amazonite, and freshwater pearls...
The earrings also unveil a new technique--lacy matching bead caps on the large freshwater pearl drops...

They were originally meant to resemble flowers, but the medallions now remind me of a little robin's nest with six tiny eggs in it! 
And a view of the back...
More designs coming soon! (and much more frequent blog posts :)

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And I have some good news-- I've finished the large custom project for Courtney Love and it will ship out tomorrow! Although I mentioned that I might put some photos up of it this week, I've decided I should wait until she receives it and see if she's okay with this idea  (I'm not quite sure now what her plans are for the design, but at one point she had mentioned wearing it on tour, or wearing it on a photo shoot, and if that's the case, I don't think I should let the cat out of the bag quite yet!)

But I did want to show you what (or rather who) is going along for the ride with the suit--this very cute portrait doll of Courtney by my talented friend Cindy Sowers: 
Cindy made the entire doll by hand-- from the carefully needle sculpted fabric face, down to the dainty pink velvet shoes! I think she did a great job on the face and hair--and I love the Marie Antoinette inspired dress that she made...I think Courtney would approve :)

Here she is striking a pose...
And the finishing touch is a fully functioning, matching mini-amp made by Cindy's husband,  John,  whose company, Haas Amplification, creates custom amps. When you flip the switch, the amp plays a series of guitar riffs from Courtney's songs--all played by John himself (coincidentally, John was in a band in Seattle back when Nirvana was getting its start and often played at the same venues.) 
I thought you all would get a kick out of seeing the doll!