laurieopal (laurieopal) wrote,

Pratchett Broomstick and Deadly Nightshade

I did get reasonable photos of the Pratchett witches' broomstick and the deadly nightshade.  I still have lots to learn about this, but these photos give a decent sense of the work.  Although as the artist I have to say that they will still look far more wonderful in person.

You can tell me what you think if you'll be going to Bouchercon (Oct 14-17) here in San Francisco.  After that I'll be at World Fantasy (Oct 28-31) and Loscon (Thanksgiving weekend).  Will I see you at any of these?

I've made 12 broomsticks and 6 Deadly nightshade pendants.  My friend Pierce always buys the first of the Pratchett designs as soon as I think of them (usually long before they're carved) so I have 11 of the broomsticks right now.  I'm going to keep 6 of them for my shows.  I have 6 of the deadly nightshade pendants and I'm keep 3 for the shows. This means that I have 5 Granny Weatherwax broomsticks and 3 deadly nightshade pendants that can be ordered now by my LJ diary readers.  (I think from a comment I received after last post that one of the broomsticks is already claimed.) 

I was very struck when [info]elisem  said that:

At a lot of points in her life, she hasn't been able to afford her own work. A lot of artists can't afford to buy much art, and a lot of people artists love can't afford to buy some of the art they'd love. That's why she really likes having lower price point things that are really cool. It makes it easier for people she loves to have something they love.

So I'm really happy that I can keep the broomstick down around  $68 and the deadly nightshade down around $72.

Nightshade in sterling is about 2" high and 1.5" long

Broom in sterling and bronze is about 2".  The bronze  "magic energy" with crystal will patina over time and look even better.
I've been told that some people prefer to have photos below the cut because it breaks their feed.  should I do that?  Would [info]hrafn or anyone else let me know they think.

Mood: Happily  Finished
Tags: art jewelry, broomstick, deadly nightshade, granny weatherwax, jewelry, pratchett broomstick, terry pratchett

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