Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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The first in a new collection of steampunk/wire-wrapped pieces I'll be doing... For sale: http://www.etsy.com/listing/80409812/steampunk-honey-wire-wrapped-aged-brass

Despite having dabbled in so many different crafts, I find myself returning to wire again and again. Somehow just doing freeform wirework always makes me feel better. Although I really envy artists who can design and create intricate, perfectly symmetrical wire jewelry, I really don't have the time for that kind of work now.

My style of wire-wrapping is the swirling, pretty kind, and I love the way it contrasts with the industrial look of steampunk. I'll be making more of these as soon as my supplies arrive - I've got watch faces, gears, clock hands and all sorts of other hardware :D

Questions, comments &etc. can be sent to valkyriecouture@gmail.com :)

Jasmyn



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Sunday, August 21, 2011

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I know I don't really update this blog often, I'm really sorry to anyone who actually reads this ^^; In between school and making jewelry, I barely have time to maintain anything else - but recently I got a bit of time to make something for myself, so I made this motif for my school bag.


It's a Steampunk Alice theme, I was actually trying for a long time to make a pendant with this theme, but no luck :( I have a gorgeous stone the colour of Alice's dress, and adorable rabbits and playing card charms.. I'll keep working on it :P

1. Before
2. After
3. During
4. Closeup

Bigger motifs like these are actually easier to do because they don't involve stones - which are tricky at best :P I was thinking of making small jewelry boxes or cigarette cases with decorations like this for sale..


That aside, I've been busy making jewelry whenever I have time - but I have less time to take pictures and upload them (or maybe I'm just lazy.) So here's a mass preview of things I've made but not yet uploaded to FB/DA/Etsy -



Eden - "Summer reminds Aziraphale of Eden, when it was still young and pure, and seduction didn’t have a name." - s o m e w h e r e : a drabble collection, m-erechyn

Inspired by the brilliance of Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman♥. Crowley's such a flash bastard, I can imagine him as a snake with a diamond-studded collar.



All are new designs, with the exception of the two scarab necklaces at the bottom - I've sold a couple of the silver version already, and wanted to try it in gold too :) Snapped a pic of the scarabs with their respective stones - love the colour, as always, and I think the multicoloured one has a much more Egyptian feel. Somehow it reminds me of Arabian Nights From Aladdin :D



Questions, comments &etc. can be sent to valkyriecouture@gmail.com :)

♥Jasmyn

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