Entries by tag: pratchett

Gear Work Necklet
opal
laurieopal
I just redid my polishing room ... it's almost too small to be called a room.  I have a new Fordam flexible shaft that I use for polishing (as I've mentioned).  It's placed really well.  I have a new suction cone to polish over that's attached to a vacuum cleaner tube.  And I moved out some things that were at my feet and not helpfully placed.

Just polished my first pieces in the new set up and I love it.

I just finished a gear works necklet.  This is a _quick_ shot of the interesting part. The rest is the extended silver wire that goes around the neck and ends in the sections in the photo. It's sterling silver, black pearls and gears.



If you click for larger size it's pretty clear.  Actual size is about 6" by 5".  Plus of course the rest of the silver necklet.

I'm working on a new earring design of sterling hoops with gears.

And the Pratchett Granny Weatherwax broom sticks are made in silver.  Now I need to do the final work and add the subtle visual touch that looks like the magic that makes them fly. It's going to be interesting.

Mood: Intense

 

Deco Stones and Regency Roses
opal
laurieopal
The weather was glorious today and I had brunch with Jim and Pete Hudson with enoough of a walk to really enjoy the weather.

Now, I'm looking at a vase of quince blossoms.  I'm feeling grateful that I've finished the post trip book work, emails etc.

Finally later tonight I get to do some creative work.  I'm putting more touches on the platypus sculpture that I can't seem to quit working on.  i'ts being a real joy.  Probably some other work as well.

I got some fascinating commissions at Boskone, including two that will be historicall interpretations. I'm making an art deco influenced necklace earring and ring set..  The stones are beautiful synthtic spinels from the 1930's.   They are definitely an exception to my only natural stones rule.  And I'm making an art nouveau influenced pendant with a boulder opal and a regency rose agate. (It's full name is grave yard plume regency rose.) I love the Georgette Heyer quality of the name.  It's probably going to be cala lillies.  Serendipitously, I have them in the front garden.  I love working from living examples.

The new Terry Pratchett work is being very appreciated. I just got an order for the Shamble and for Atuin from a friend of a woman who got them at Boskone.  I really like being precise (although, of course, still interpretive) about work from books.

Will probably photograph and post images of stones later.

Mood: Anticipatory

Shambles
opal
laurieopal
Went to the hardware store today to get a few very small bits and pieces for the shambles (from Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series).  Am about to polish them and I'm thinking about how I'll weave the various elements into them.

Mood:Witchy

I'm Off..
opal
laurieopal
I'm leaving for the Disc World convention tomorrow.

I'm going to be showing my opal and silver Atuin sculpture. (The turtle that carries Disc World.) It was featured at the Boston Worldcon Art Show when Pratchett was guest of honor and hasn't been shown since. I'll be showing it at my tables. I'm really pleased that Jerry Chilson, who commissioned it, is bringing it to the convention.

Don't expect to be writing til I get back and am a little recovered. Have a great Labor Day

You are viewing laurieopal