Everything is on sale in our Etsy shop from now until December 2nd. We are also offering free shipping - the coupon code is XMAS2019.
Friday, November 29, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
It is that time again - the Art Elements Theme Challenge reveal - Fossils. I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone has created. This was a fun challenge - as usual.
Mom actually did the searching for ideas this month and she came up with the above idea. As long as you can saw it out mom the happier I am. Though again with the small holes - those are the bane of my existence when I enamel. Though they really give the person the feel that this is a fossil pendant.
I think I rather use a dental pick to get the enamel out of the holes than sawing out the pendants. I am soooooo glad mom likes to saw.
What the pendant looks like before I start the enameling process. After mom saws out the piece she then files and sands the copper.
The enameling process. I like working in batches so I can have an assemble line going. Thank goodness it isn't too cold out yet. I think it was about 50 degrees out when I was enameling on this day. Not looking forward to when it gets colder - the heaters can only do so much when I have the exhaust fan going (it sucks out all the heat - which is alright because I really don't want to die from the fumes).
Mom and I went to our favorite bead store to look for "fossils" to go in our necklace. We ended up purchasing petrified wood, leopard jasper and fossil stones.
|I used crackle enamel for the pendants. On the bottom pendant you can see|
the crackle cells I was going for. Unfortunately the top pendant didn't get the
crackle cells I wanted. I still love how these turned out though.
Mom and I ended up using the petrified wood and fossil stones (the fossil stones are the triangle beads). I love the concept of the necklace, but I am not happy with the way the necklace lies. I think I want to make some lampwork beads to add to the piece and maybe some seed beads between the larger beads.
So, far now this is our piece for the Art Elements Challenge Theme - Fossils.
I hope you take the time to check out everyone else who is participating. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
|In our Etsy shop|
I just re-opened the shop this Sunday after mom and I finished our last show of the season on Saturday.
The coupon code you can use is: XMAS2019
I am still adding more items - I have some pendants, earrings, necklaces, key chains and enameled copper bowls that I have to take pictures of and I will get listed.
If you don't see something in the shop - contact us and we can work with you to create something special.
You can see most of our work on our Facebook page - EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC.
Look under Photos and Albums.