Arrgh! Yes, this be treasure for certain! ….and the brooch isn’t bad either!
Um…yeah, back to the post.
This is the same kind of brooch as the beaded one, in the previous post. Only this time I steampunked it and put a coat of resin over the bits and pieces.
It’s one of the latest items in my Etsy Shop. Stop in Johnny is waiting… – T
I really like these bottle cap rings from Amate. They are better quality than just the regular caps from craft store, these are silver overlay and look a lot shinier. Ooo, aah…. There is lots of room in the cap to put lots of goodies too!
Funny thing, in this picture you can’t even see the resin I used. It’s all the way up to the rim! I may have to break down and buy a UV lamp to cure the resin. I am getting a little burned out on running back and forth outside every time I make something. Or even curing only between 11 – 2 (if I’m lucky). I didn’t realize how much of an angle the sun is in the winter and you can’t cure the UV resin outside in the rain either, huh, go figure. Well, that’s what I get for being such a cheapo.
Off to steampunk more goodies! – T
Today I think I’m finally back home. It was a long weekend for me, being away and all. I went to CHA (Craft and Hobby Assoc.) Trade Show from early last Saturday to late Monday night! For me, it’s a long time to be away from my family and home. I originally thought I was just going up for a day to help my friend Ellie…HA! As it got closer I found out it was 3 days, 2 nights and at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Plus, I was the one driving!
We were demonstrating what could be done with the products from Amate Studios. Here are a few things I made before we left. It was a lot of fun at the booth showing people from all over the world their findings, glaze and our artwork! Amate Studio’s products made our art look great!
Thank you Armando, Jason and Ellie, I am grateful for having the opportunity and pleasure of working with all of you. – Tina
I know, I know, you’re probably getting bored with all the hearts I’ve been showing you. But… I can’t help it, I’m on a roll!
This one sort of reminds me of the old west. The bright red of a painted lady and a bit of black for mystery and drama. Only this one is designed for that steampunk lover. Plus, as if there wasn’t enough red on it already I added 2 red Swarovski Crystals!
I just thought I’d mention that the heart is resting on a branch of Rabbit’s Foot Fern. The more I look at it, I keep thinking it’s parsley! …um, no.
Hey, didn’t that movie/show “The Wild Wild West” have a bunch of gizmos in it made by Jim West’s friend? – T
I love this heart! I look at it and it takes me back to being a kid and watching 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I think the good Captain Nemo would like this, never mind that he off his rocker. I also get a little Disneyland vibe from this too, go figure. I’m not sure exactly where, but I know somewhere in that park there are big gold swirls on a ride!
I think Disneyland is calling me… come visit… Tina… come visit… – T
I’m over here busy making Steampunk Hearts that, I think, would make Jules Verne proud.
This little swirl stamp is my favorite, it seems to show up in most of my steampunks. Funny, the Swarovski Crystal is clear in color, the sun shine gave it a little pizzazz!
I have really been in the heart making mood for a while now. Who knows when I’ll move on to the next exciting thing. Hearts are so cool though. We can make mini art pieces that say a lot about us. There they are smack dab in the core of your body, they hold your secrets, your love, deepest desires… and they pump around our blood to our whole body too!
Awesome! – T
PS. Yup, these are for sale in my Etsy Shop 🙂