|Photo by my nephew Skyler.|
Mom and I LOVE flowers. If you are friends on Facebook with mom - then you know she loves to post pictures of the flowers from her gardens.
We also love going to a little hort park located near where I work. We have thousands of photos of flowers from that little park. We have even put some of those flower photos on metal prints.
Mom and I love to make flower plates, bowls, pendants and jewelry. I have pictures posted on Flickr, Pinterest and our EB Facebook page. I have been a little lax on posting pictures and I also need to make sure all the photos are out on all of the sites.
|Grandma showing Skyler how to saw. I also had Skyler help me enamel.|
So - we didn't fully complete the piece for this month's theme.
The piece is ready to be strung - but we actually have a few more enameled pendants we want to add in. I didn't get them enameled - so waiting on those to be completed.
Mom found the pattern for a sunflower and she sawed it out. I know I took pictures of her sawing out the piece, but now I can't find those pictures (sorry!).
Mom then wanted to form the pendant. I have a dapping block I bought a year ago, but haven't done anything with. I haven't domed anything for over 10 years, so I need to watch some YouTube videos - but mom just winged it.
Mom did a really good job of winging it :)
Once she was done with that - it was onto enameling (after mom found the image she used so I knew what colors she wanted the pendant to be).
|Before going into the kiln|
|After being taken out of the kiln|
And these are the smaller pendants that mom is sawing out to add to the necklace and also make a bracelet from.
|Mom sawing out the little suckers that I will have|
|Mom finishing up the filing and sanding|
|Completed pendants that need to be enameled|
We are using some of our lampwork glass beads, with pearls in between the beads and I think we are adding some seed beads too.
Thanks for sticking it out with me until the end.
Now it is off to see what everyone else has created. Here is the list of those participating:
Here is a list of our Visiting Artists:
Evie and Beth - you are here
And our Art Elements Blog Contributors: