Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Three Drops

In packing and unpacking, you run across things you keep but have forgotten.

I have a small porcelain shell stickpin, it was handpainted by a friend years ago, when I lived in Fort Worth.

She also did watercolors. I don't know if she still lives there, I lost touch with her. But I still have the memories and the pin she painted.

I love the look of the dainty porcelain painting, so I decided to see if I could reproduce the look in polymer clay.

I made these three small round pendants.

I want to make a matched pair of the smallest ones, for earrings.

Wouldn't they look dainty and very vintage?

I got almost exactly the worn and feminine look I was trying to reproduce.

I think with more practice I will be able to do other flowers.

Bluebonnets or cornflowers, maybe.

It's too late in the year to plant zinnias here, but maybe I can paint some instead.

Combined with the round pewter drop setting, I think they look sweet.

I want to make some more that are hairpins, and maybe barrettes too!


Speaking of finding things, yesterday I opened the dremel case looking for a tool, and guess what I found?

The third leg to the soldering tripod!

I just KNEW that I put it somewhere safe ...

Thank goodness I found it, it was starting to bug me that it was missing.

The constant reminder of the lopsided tripod, racking my brain for clues.


SummersStudio said...

Those pieces are indeed sweet and feminine. I can see zinnias in a similar style. Yeah, for finding the third tripod leg!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thank you, LeAnn, how did your show in Austin go? Did you have fun there?

YAY! finding things is exciting. Boy, it's the little things, isn't it?