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I've been wanting to write more about my jewelry than I can on Body Impolitic, where I blog with wild_irises; mostly on body image and art.  I was having tea with my friend elisem; a while ago, after a panel we did on fiber, beads, metal and high geekiness.  She convinced my that lj was the right place to start writing about this part of my work.

I'm used to writing more formally for Body Impolitic and I'm looking forward to writing in a more conversational way. I'll also have much more "relaxed" spelling and grammar.

I've been carving a wax for a silver pendant of at fire bird from the Russian legends, for quite a while.  Today, I carved the fine detail in the feathers and figured out how to make some feathers that simultaneously look like subtle flames.  It has 3 antique Hungarian garnets in it's tail  They're a dark blood red. This kind of detail takes a lot of focus and I've run out for today, so I'm here starting my journal.
 
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Yay, you're here!

A firebird sounds so very fine. Wax carving is one of those fascinating arts-inside-the-art, it always seems to me.

What do you carve with?

(I'm going to link to this post and send some people over to say hi. I'm so glad you're here!)

::Waves::

Hi, Laurie! Welcome to LJ-land. Are you doing the firebird as a special order? I would love to see it when it's done.

Yes it is but I'll be posting a photo.

Yes, welcome to LJ. I bought plane tickets for Wiscon today; I'm looking forward to our panel.

looking forward to seeing you

Oh, how gorgeous! elisem said to come and say hello. And I look forward to reading all about beads and metal and opals!

Wow! That sound so amazing! The firebird is one of the things my husband and I collect, so we're looking forward to seeing the ring!

Thanks for the welcomes!

elisem,

I carve with a hook that looks very much like a dental pick. Will probably write more about this later.

harvestar,

It's a pendant. A ring is interesting to think about.


Hi Laurie, welcome to LJ. This is Lucy Huntzinger. I look forward to reading you here!

Nice to be back in touch.

Hi Laurie! I'm here via elisem. I'm not sure we've ever actually met in the flesh, though we have run in the same circles for years. Of course, we could have and my swiss-cheese memory is failing me again.

I'm Nevenah Smith. I used to do a lot of lost wax casting until I turned my sights on carving glass with a sandblaster. Perhaps we'll have a chance to talk at WisCon?

Lost Wax Conversation

I'll look forward to talking to you about it at Wiscon.

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