Tuesday, June 14, 2011

EXTRA shop update TOMORROW!!

Porcelain birds

Yep, it's time for another Extra shop update. It seems that lately this blog has turned into nothing more than an Extra shop update preview. I really need to do something about that. And I really need to make some of my own jewelry. I miss it. Soon.

Anyhoo... I have some real humdingers for you this week!

Porcelain birds

Birds, anyone? I've been asked to make these birds for a long, looooooong time. So here they be. Wings and all.

Victorian door knob inspiration

I did something that has been in the back of my mind for while. I live in an 1870's Victorian house and this is what my downstairs door knobs look like. (Yep, there are different, slightly less fancy door knobs upstairs...) So, I made....

Porcelain components made from door knob

...these shards using the door knob for the impression. I love how they turned out.

Victorian door hinge inspiration

One of the many things I just love about Victorian architecture is how they felt the need to make even hidden things beautiful. Take this door hinge, for example. I think I lived in my house for about three years before I discovered the secrets these hinges were keeping.

Porcelain components made from door hinge

The shards I made from the hinge design have a decidedly Steampunk feel complete with screws and a pebbled texture.

Porcelain jewelry components

These little guys will be sold in matching sets. Perfect for earrings or to use as connectors or links.

Porcelain jewelry components

These are a little unusual, I will admit. Not sure what I had in mind when I put a line of holes going up the center (see the flipped piece).... I think was imagining lacing cord or wire in and out of the holes. Can't wait to see what some of you come up with!

Porcelain charms

Lastly I have these sweet little vintage tattoo inspired LOVE charms. Freaking cute, eh?

The update will start tomorrow, Wednesday, at noon EST, in the shop. And just to let everyone know, I do read all your comments and I am aware that it is very hard for some of you to shop at the times I usually do my updates. I am trying to come up with a way to make sure that everyone has a chance to get what they want. If I could make more pieces, I would, but as it is I am working at full capacity. It's just me doing what I do, no one else, so please bear with me as I try to make enough for everyone. I'll work out a solution, just give me a little time to think up a plan... :)


Deborah said...

Such lovely things as always Nancy. I adore the birds and charms and the lovely shards. Wonderful work as always Nancy. I will definitely be trying for a bird :)

Michelle said...

Nancy, the items you made from your door hardware are BEE-U-TEA-FUL! (All the other stuff is lovely too, of course...) I love old door hardware and love older homes. Can't believe they remained hidden to your eyes for so long. Glad you finally found them!

Shirley said...

Wow, those are really stunning pieces. Love the shards from the doorknob. Awesome idea!

Linnea said...

Just lovely!

sandi m said...
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sandi m said...

Love the birds and your hardware. Sometimes I feel I need to walk around with molding compound and zap pretty architecture when I see it!

Suggestion - maybe do an evening sale once in a while where you just have everything already posted in the shop and just open the door.

If I lived closer, I'd come and help!

Anonymous said...

Oooooooooooooooh I want those birds and several other things shown on your blog, but I do not see them anywhere in your shop? Are they sold out already?
Thanks. Marcy

Rembrandt Charms said...

I love the charms but am eager to see how they are assembled and used as a finished jewelry.The colors are very soft and well suited for a casual look.

WildMagnolia said...

Loving your style. I'm in the process of trying the same thing with impressions except I'm trying to put them on plates and mugs.

Gorgeous work.