Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Leaves of Change a Necklace using Ice Resin, Enamels, Roll Mill, and Solder.

A Soldered bezel using brass and copper. Leaves of Change I call it. The copper was sent thru the roll mill using a fossilized leaf (see background) then solder piled around the bezel and stamped into. The enameled leaves are made using Barbara Lewis technique. The beads on the wire are also the Painting With Fire Technique  see pic below. I have had a ball making these and she will be offering an online workshop a must! See her Blog. All the pics in this post were taken with the IPhone!!!

The copper disc I cut myself and formed, stamped in the copper with tiny metal stamps "of Change" You can also note the roll mill close up and the beads.

Here is the design I used and some of these beads were giving to me by my dear friend Nancy, I don't have many beads since I have really have not been beading, I have had a few classes on it and made plenty of beaded things with the kids, but note the enameled it!!! Also those walnut beads...lovely!

Just another view playing around with the IPhone the timbers are from my garden, which I use raised beds.

Photographing jewelry is something I will need to learn. Note those gorgeous Painting With Fire Beads.

In my garden, the boys spotted it and it was soooo darn cute. Dusty says "why is the tatapillar not turning into a butterfly?" Coop says "cause he has to go into a tatcoon" I love it!!! Out of the mouth of babes! IPhone!

More pics of another caterpillar on my May Peas! Yikes!

Working on another watercolor while the boys sleeping, at 6 am! I Love morning glories.

This is Alexis my oldest daughter with Coop and Dusty at the beach. Love this pic!

At the sound Dusty climbed up there himself...too cute! IPhone!

Colby at the beach they buried him in the sand (away from the water) and what fun they had. Too flippin cute!

I received these roses from my wonderful daughter Crystal who is Kentucky for Mother's Day!! Just beautiful!!! Love them! Thanks!

The boys went to Laser Tag this weekend, whew I didn't have a chance! LOL!

Halftone App gotta love it, turns the pics into comics! Love it!

One of my poppies in my garden. Gorgeous!!!
Just wanted to update the blog again. Gonna go work in the garden now and finish up the greenhouse....only have the cilantro to move out and then I will close up the greenhouse until next early early springtime. Hope everyone is doing awesome and enjoying the warmer weather, I know I have. Coop will be getting off his cast in a few more weeks and he says he wants to go to the beach!!! I told him we will! Hugs to all! Get your ART on!! Dawn Gallop

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Say It With Letters "A Day in Paris" The Eiffel Tower

Say It With Letters Eiffel Tower.  Soldered and patina-ed with Novacan Black. Rhinstones added and a heart of La Bonne Vie in French means the good life which I purchased from Gaby'sChicCreations . The dove on top is copper covered with solder. The box I made and covered with glass I cut myself. The images are from Etsy 1x1 digital collages I purchased from InMyCedarChest at Etsy. The tiny vespa also came from Gaby's Chic Creations, see link above. Everyone needs a Vespa to ride around Paris in right? LOL!!! I love how the whole thing how it turned out, I even took it to my TAG (Tidewater Artist Group) to show them. They all loved it. I added a few Photoshop Brushes and had some fun with editing.

Here is a little close up of the Vespa and the box, the key with heart if from Gaby's Chic Creations see link above. I used nickel silver cut and then metal stamped the word amore for love. I so enjoyed making it and I was excited about it finished on April 13, 2012 and was going to post shortly after and Cooper broke his right arm on Friday the 13th and had surgery the next morning with three pins soooo here is the post now.

Black and white version to see the patina. See link above for Novacan.  

Few more close ups to see the details and the solder.

Here is a little charm I made for my neighbor.

These were the tags I made to trade at Art & Soul I made 20 different ones like this. Some of the trades were fabulous. The mixed media house tags everyone loved.

Hope everyone is doing great in blog land. I made a beautiful necklace yesterday I hope to post soon, and a few watercolors also. We have been to the beach three times already and the boys are enjoying it. Coop with his cast has played in the water with a bag, lol! He doesn't mind at all but can't wait to take it off. He even ask if we can go to the beach when he gets his cast off. I have had computer issues it seems the Microsoft updates are not taking effect and the computer is just my husband says he is going to buy me an Apple!!! YES!! Finally! I have been after one of them for years.....I had some really good pics I wanted to show you but until I get my computer fixed whaaaa! My garden is coming along too!! SO excited about the upcoming season. Hugs to all!!! Take care in blog land!! Dawn Gallop
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