Whadda you think?! New way to store your dentures– or– safety measure to keep the wrong fingers out of your change purse!? LOL
This one is enough for the day…not sure how I really feel about it… on one hand I just want to stare, and on the other hand, to some degree, I want to say Eewwwww. I’m picturing all the lint in the bottom of the coin purse…uuugggghhhhh, and then the artist in me wants to feign the “artiness” of it all. The teeth are pretty though.. wouldn’t mind a set of those for myself! As to the “art part”….I’m still on the fence….. So I think I’ll just keep staring. 😉
But let’s get back to my topic….. it’ll be brief, ’cause it’s 12:30 in the morning and I’m whipped.. so brief it will be….. 😉
|Perfect as a dangle|
Recently I started carrying a line of pewter findings, plated in sterling and gold, to help build my shop and allow me to make jewelry at an affordable price. I’ve been experimenting with these new components, and they’ve been fairly successful at my shows. I’ve also been able to keep the cost of class kits at National teaching venues lower, thereby helping to ensure my submissions are accepted. For the first time, 4 of my submissions were accepted at one show alone… Yippeeeeee! Two (2) of them use a variety of these components…..
These have been well received with the interest in vintage styles. both fast and easy to make using 5 simple components:
* Ear wires
* Sterling Plated Earring Frame
* Digital Image
* Sterling Plated Locks
* Jump rings
Total assembly time? Less than 5 minutes… of course that’s after the digital image was set in resin. That process was pretty quick as well…simply cut your image , drop in the frame, add a few drops of resin…. and you’re good to go. I did have to wait the 24 hours for the resin to cure… but still really quick. I think I did a dozen pairs in under an hour…..It takes me so much longer when I’m working my glass… and quite a bit more expensive as well.
This is absolutely my new favorite. It’s actually a connector. The purpose is to connect, or more simply put, bring two things together… I’ve found them to be great as earring components and cheaper than buying the actual chandelier earring component…
And the earrings that they were used in….
Assembly time? 10 minutes max. Most of it was spent making sure the length of chain used was equal on both earrings and/or making sure they hung within themselves nicely.
These were perfect to introduce at the wholesale show I was showing in at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Quick and easy. Two vitals for a successful wholesale product line. Oh, and you need customers of course! LOL Lots of them……
More images….all self explanatory…..
And a simple necklace using a few charms, small beads, and chain links. Easy Peasy!….. This is not my design…borrowed it from TierraCast…the maker of all these components.
If I can wrap my head around everything that needs to be done tomorrow….. and my “muse” finds me an extra few hours , the plan is to have some of these on my Etsy site…..crossing my eyes, toes, fingers, and some unmentionables that it will happen! I’ve got about 50 different components that need to finally get listed…..;-)