Jun 1, 2012

time for play

this week was a fantastic week creatively. the baby was very good so i was able to populate my shop. took a break from commissions and just 'made things' with no directions in mind. thank you so much for all your kind comments on my previous post. tho i can't always reply you guys but know that i treasure all your words and they make me very very happy! i used to have so much time for blogging, visiting and commenting. but these perks are few and far between now. even so, i feel that i'm spending too much time on the computer and too little time on the house and kids, and even less time making art. that is why this week was great!! i manage to list 3 pieces in my shop and taking into consideration these were made one after another, they can't be more different in theme.  

Tattered Rose began with a tiny heart. i wanted to make something that complemented a previous cuff i had made called Lost in Time, so i found another bezel and housed the heart within it.

when i feel romantic, i want to play with fibers and lace. lots of them. so i worked fibers around the bezel. and then, out of the corner of my eyes, i saw the edge of my old crocheted tablecloth hanging out of the drawer ... it was a long edge. and what do you do with a long tablecloth edge? make a neck sash i guess.

this next piece was something i had in mind for quite a while. well, at least the cover of the book ... i had often pictured such a cover in my mind. so i stamped out some epoxy clay, aged it and attached it to a miniature book.

i didn't have any directions in mind for this. none. i just took the next thing on my table and added. when the piece was finished, i took one look at it and thought "Mary Magdalene". and so, it was destined to be the Book of Mary.

the final pair of earrings ... hahaha!! ... came to mind becos i've been bombarded with so many Sherlock Holmes and Benedict Cumberbatch's photos, fan-art, videos and manips on Tumblr, that i just had to make something out of it.

Elementary, my dear Watson ;)


  1. Love the cage necklace and lashings of lace, plus the book of Mary is gorgeous. I'm a massive fan of Benedict's Sherlock too and I can't wait for the next series.

  2. Adore those book earrings!!

  3. All things come out great when there's no direction!!! beautiful pieces! My granddaughter would love those ear rings!!
    Have a lovely weekend:)

  4. Each piece is so stunning Luthien!
    You know how much I love your creations.
    Adorable especially the new fibre and lacework!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  5. I just adore your work! So magical and Victorian and gothic. I especially love those last pair of earrings - so darn cool!

  6. Wonderful, Luthien, and you're right, they are all so different! Very clever of you. Good that you are feeling better and making time to make art.

  7. Oh that's exactly what I'm planning this weekend - I've just finished a commission and have another lined up, but first I've promised myself a day to "just make things"!

    Each of your new pieces is beautiful and so original - you seem to have an endless stream of new ideas! Loving the gorgeous lace, the earrings are lovely and really quirky, but my favourite is the "Mary" necklace - your tiny but perfect little books always fascinate me!

  8. LOVE everything, but the earrings are brilliant!


  9. Love it all! The book earrings are wonderful!

  10. As usual you Rocked It! The spirit and imagination flow when it's not pressured. All So Beautiful! I can relate to the computer time - we come and go, life gets in the way - I'm in the same place as far a time for blogging & computer stuff.

  11. Hi L - I'm making tentative steps back into the land of blog. Lovely to see that you are still creating madly in your inspired way. Go well. B

  12. ...amazing & awe inspiring work, one of the best blogs I've had the pleasure of stumbling upon...I'm now following you and your amazing work...Mel :)

  13. I am now the caretaker of the Book of Mary. I can't say I own it, as I don't believe art can ever be owned, just held and passed down.
    It is so delicate and strong; so breathtaking. I will cherish it, Luthien.
    Thank you so much!

  14. The pieces are beautiful Luthien....I am really partial to the Sherlock Holmes/Watson earring... what a brilliant idea...:)

    I know what you mean about time on the computer...I have had to take some time off as well...it is easy to get hooked on pinterest & tumblr!! LOL

    have a beautiful day!! <3


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