This past Saturday was the Round the Fountain Art Fair, which mom and I have gone to each year since I have been home. This year we bought four more metal sculptures to put in the area between my extension and the main house. This is our metal art area.
|A hummingbird smelling a flower|
|Two birds sitting on a plate|
While mom was filing and sanding the leaf pendants - I was working on sawing out a lot of pendants. If you haven't been able to tell - I HATE file and sanding. I love my mom because she does that for us - she is beyond awesome. She has some mad sawing skills and she is nice enough to do the stuff I hate :)
Here is mom filing and sanding a large leaf bowl. Once she is done with the sanding - I will heat it up so she can pound the copper into shape.
These are all the leaf pendants that she got filed and sanded. They are just waiting to go into the kiln.
|Link to the YouTube video|
On Sunday I worked on enameling the leaf pendants and bowl. For three of the leaf pendants I used the colors the customer requested and the other three leaf pendants I played and experimented with color.
While I was enameling I had to kick mom out of her usual spot. So, she had to move over to where I usually work. Each of us have a different working style and we have to have our spots set up in a specific way. Yes, we are weird and I freely admit it.
So, mom worked on filing and sanding the pendants I sawed out. Next weekend I will enamel them and hopefully have pictures to share with you.
Mom also finished sawing out the eagle. Now it has to be filed and sanded and then we talk about what colors we will use to enamel it.
This is our lovely kiln going hot and heavy. You can sort of see the leaf pendant sitting on the trivet.
And here are the finished pieces after they have cooled off and ready for pictures.
So, Monday was picture taking day. I really love this new lightbox set up that we put together last month.
After pictures were taken - it was time to edit those pictures. I use Picmonkey - and about all I use on it is the crop and resize of the images.
So, I got all the pendants listed into our Etsy store - and shared the images with the customer who got us started on the leaf pendants. She picked the leaf she wanted and I listed the rest.
|SOLD - Green Leaf Pendant|
|Dark Green Leaf Pendant|
|Yellow and Green Leaf Pendant|
|Pink Leaf Pendant|
|Red Leaf Pendant|
|Yellow Leaf Pendant|