Sep 13, 2012

an array of stuff

my brains have been rather fuzzy for some time now. dun really know what it wants. haven't been working a lot on my art too, well ... not as much as i wish i would. maybe it's just plain old laziness or perhaps too much working out. i guess too much workout can make your brains go fuzzy.

i did manage a couple of pieces this week ... the first was a pair of mini copper house earrings. i was contemplating on how small i can actually make my no-solder birdhouses when i came across another artist's jewelry collection which consists of little houses. the artist is Kat Cole and her house collection is so adorable!! that sealed it then ... and so i made these.

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have you heard of a song called 'Home'? ... when i think of home, i think of a place where there's, love overflowing ... i wish i was home, i wish, i was back there... with the, things i've been knowing ... 
well, when i was making the House of Love, i was singing this song ...

the second piece i made was somewhat self inspired or perhaps, self indulgent. ye know i've been working out hard to shed some pounds and get my cholesterol back down as much as i can. well, i guess i managed ... to finally reach my first goal of shedding 10 kgs. and this piece is like, a milestone. 

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This piece is called Transcend ... becoz, if you Believe and you Transcend, you Make it Happen. 
mixed media jewelry

yesterday afternoon i was clearing up my crafting space to get ready for a book commission when i came across bits of lace and some pieces of wires that i have hammered but not used. i toyed with them a bit and started putting them together ... and before i knew it, it was midnight and i had this necklace in my hands! it reminded me so much of Autumn, my favourite season of the year. 

book jewelry

Autumn for me, has always been 'back to school' time. During my tertiary years in the UK, autumn would be the time that I would return after a long summer break back home. I remember having long walks in the park and feeling the cool crisp air on my face. I would listen to the whispers of the falling leaves and be intoxicated by the damp woodsy scent of the trees. All around me lovers would snuggle a little closer to each other, sometimes exchanging soft kisses. Autumn is the season of romance, of reflections and of sweet melancholy. 

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Rhapsody to Autumn ... my heart yearns to return to the time and place where i loved so much ...
 
now, back to reality! when i take commissions, i don't ask for payment in advance. i feel that this is sincerity on my part. i will make the piece, take photos and then show them to the customer, and only when the customer is totally satisfied, will i send them an invoice via paypal. well, sometimes, just sometimes, it's not such a great idea becoz after sending the photos, there's no reply.  and this piece was such a case ... 

book jewelry

it does not happen very often, perhaps only 3 times. most of my customers are ever SO lovely!! anyhow, the piece can always be listed in my etsy if it's not claimed.

**Just got a convo from the lady who commissioned the necklace :) so i'm a happy girl now!**

just before i go ... i'll leave you with this self explanatory photo collage ;)


19 comments:

  1. Very beautiful and inspirational work! Your houses are just as cute and even better, I think, than those other houses. I love the book piece too!

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  2. Beautiful work! It's a shame your buyer flaked on you, but I don't think you will have any trouble selling that piece. And the new buyer will love it, and that's the kind of person it should go to. Still sucks for now though, I know.

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  3. Fabulous pieces! I'm left nearly speachles with their beauty. Congratulations on sticking with your goals to become healthier!

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  4. Stunning work, I especially love your Autumn necklace and the textiles give it a lovely decayed elegance. It's unseasonal hot for Autumn here in the UK, I'm still wearing my T'Shirt! LoL your little one is major cute.

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  5. I LOVE how your fuzzy-creative brain works! Gorgeous pieces as always! WOW!

    ~Linda

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  6. FANTASTIC NEWNESS! love your photos, pretty lady! xo

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  7. It doesn't matter how often you make stuff... as long as you do. Your work is inspirational, and beautiful. You're looking good too!

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  8. Well for someone who hasn't been working on her craft.... hmmm you kinda knocked it out the park! Love it all, but the little book... too cool. I do like the little houses-very fun. If anyone hasn't been working on her art... ahh that would be me! AND the scale proves that I have not worked up a sweat in like 10 years! WHAAA Keep up all the great work.

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  9. Awesome pieces as always. Do you ever sleep? Your little houses are adorable...they couldn't be better! LOVE that little book too!

    Beautiful pictures of you and your little sweetie:)

    Happy September!
    Gaby xo

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  10. Love your work, as always, and very happy your customer came through after all! Really cute photos of you with your little sweetheart. :)
    xx

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  11. Just drooling over your latest pieces, especially the little birdhouses with the hearts and your tiny, perfect little books ... absolutely breath-taking!

    I personally always take a deposit for custom work, but frankly I'd be amazed if anyone left one of your beautiful pieces un-collected!!

    Your last photos and captions made me smile :) x

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  12. I'm glad your customer contacted you, but I'm sure that sure a gorgeous and expressive piece would have sold on etsy in seconds!

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  13. L- beautiful work-especially love the micro book. The =photos of you and your daughter made me smile - loved the comments. You do look a little warm. Go well. B

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  14. Hi Luthien, I've finally realized the only way I can keep up with you is to subscribe by email. I won't miss anything now! Lovely work as usual, really beautiful!

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  15. Hi Luthien....it is good to see your work....I love the Transcend necklace...Beautiful!!! The pics of you & your little girl are so sweet...:) You both look so happy! :)

    Can't wait to see your next creation...

    Peace

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  16. You're as darling as you are creative! Love that cross/book necklace ~ gorgeous! (as is all your work! ;-) )
    ♥Sharon

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  17. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! I love your beautiful art and very cute photos:)

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  18. Your pieces are fabulous! Love the tiny houses!

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Luthien :)