June 24, 2012

Bullet Casing Necklaces

Two weekends ago I went on a bachelorette road trip to Ohio with a group of six girls - we stayed
on an Amish farm, met some beautiful animals, sang karaoke with the locals in a dive bar,
went on a dinner cruise, and shot guns. It was definitely an unconventional bachelorette,
but probably the most fun I've had in a long time.
When we were at the shooting range, I was struck by how beautiful the brass bullet casings were.
I collected a handful from the floor and decided to use them as settings for some turquoise
gems and make them into necklaces. I made one for each of us as a souvenir from the trip.

June 20, 2012

Running Wild

I made this woodland animals mobile for a friend who just had her first baby!

June 11, 2012

Doll

I've been doing some spring cleaning and decided to get rid of a whole bag-load
of old clothes, but before sending them off I made a doll out of some of the fabric - her dress
used to be a pair of shorts; her bloomers, a summer shirt; her scarf, an old sweater.
It's really hard to get rid of things when you see potential in every little scrap of fabric!

June 6, 2012

Octopus

A pet octopus for a friend who loves all things nautical.
Made out of polymer clay and painted with acrylics.