Sunday, March 11, 2012

Back on My Feet

      I'm getting around better now, the floor is staying where the floor should be, and I can walk without looking like a seasick sailor, most of the time. So after church, I went over to the studio to see if I could get some new things cranked out, since I missed so many days of creativity last week. I've been wanting to make a simpler rectangular bezel, something that was smaller with less detail on it, for some of the resin pieces I'm making. That was the project for today.
     I also had this large heart-shaped resin mold, but didn't have a bezel that it would fit into. Another project was to come up with a complimentary bezel that looked rustic and old, that the heart shape would fit into. This is the one I came up with. It's got some texture on it, and I like the twig-like look of the design, with a loop at the top. I think I can drill a hole in the bottom, but I dropped my dremel with my small drill bit in it, and broke the bit. So, I had to postpone drilling small holes for today, until I can replace the drill bit next week.
     The lady in the rectangular resin piece, and this little girl in the heart shape, both have such a determined expression on their faces. I like the dark sepia color, and the little girl's cheeks and checked dress were hand colored by the tintype photographer. So here these two new bezels are, I got them mocked up, molded and test cast this afternoon. Right before the big rainstorm hit. I know I'll get a lot of use out of these new bezels. What do you think?


sharon said...

I think they ROCK! I looooove the square with the 2 the "brave" woman also! The texture on the heart one is fantastic, I always like a bit of rustic!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

When I'm making the mock ups, I'm never quite sure how they will cast and look in pewter - I'm happy you liked the rustic look of the heart. Some of the other pieces are more ornate instead of twig-like, if you follow that analogy!

Alice said...

I love both of these. Funny how these old photos say so much without saying anything at all. I just love your bezels.

I'm so glad you are feeling better. Hopefully it will be a good day in the studio for you.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Alice, when I look at the tintypes, it makes me wonder about the people, where they lived and what their lives were like way back then. You can sometimes tell that they weren't used to having their pictures taken, it was a new experience. Doesn't that seem odd, now that many of us walk around with a phone that can snap photos anytime?

I'm back at the day job, but I have a couple of shipments to go out tomorrow (hint, hint) so keep an eye on the mailbox.