Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Things That Make You Go "oooooohhhh"

I decided to list some of my jewelry on Etsy tonight. I am determined to take my time on each piece to make sure it is a quality product and packaged beautifully. I am packaging my necklaces from the Junque A Tresor line in beautiful tins with pretty ribbon. I want the whole package to depict a bit of a vintage feel. Please go and see my first two pieces. I have about 10 0ther pieces that I need to list. However, I want to record them in my inventory and make sure they are pristine before I list them.

I am very excited about my two new jewelry lines. One, Junque A Tresor (Junk to Treasure) has exposed me to all kinds of techniques that one must apply with different metals. I feel a bit like a chemist. I especially love the fact that I had to purchase a propane torch. I was a little bit afraid of this device until my husband came to the rescue. He came outside to see me staring wide eyed (afraid) of the propane torch. He just picked it up, lit it and got me going on that new technique. I felt so macho working with that torch. ( I used it to create an aged look on a metal wire I was forming for a fabric bead bracelet). Next.....welding. I truly want to learn welding. How could that not be fun?

I guess I just needed a different medium to create art. I must say that I am so happy that I discovered metal and found objects as a new and exciting medium that I can create with. Even more exciting to create jewelry that even I have trouble parting with. Go and check out my two newest items on ETSY,


Kimbo said...

Sounds like you are on a creative roll, my queen ! And hitting the power tools ! Woohoo !
I love the beach necklace - what is the pendant made of ? I like the texture of whatever it is...
I once saw an woman artist on HGTV's "That's Clever" I think, who cut and welded these beautiful metal pieces with a welding torch and a laser cutter ! I thought "What a powerful, brave and beautiful way for a woman to make art!" You go girl !!! (Just remember safety first (says the wussy, worrier part of me !!!)
(thanks for your encouraging comment on my state of flux the other day !)

wildoverwine said...

Lesley: You are so creative, brave, and have a truly imaginative imagination! I saw your beads in person today and they are beautiful. The bracelet is to die for! You and a welding torch...hum...that's really scary! Love ya, Lisa

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Hi there, I'm back among the living. My head was killing me yesterday! I love the bracelet below it is gorgeous. Once again I must remind you that my Birthday is coming! Hee Hee! Sorry I didnt get to see you new pieces yesterday! See you soon. Hugs***Renea

Jenn said...

ooooh I want to weld too!!! Love the new jewelry...beach bride is so sweet:) xoxo...jenn