Sunday, July 19, 2009

Icing on the Cake

All righty then, I finally got a little caught up on all the
busyness of last week. Heather and I spent two days
working with our etching projects, but of course we
couldn't do a couple of stampings we managed to make
a hundred pieces of brass and copper. Talk about over
doing on a first time project! We cut, stamped, etched,
pickled, polished and made some killer stuff.
We have a nice video to that Heather is gonna edit and
put out so you can see.
Then our friend Melanie from Earthenwood Studios
came for a couple of days to visit with Heather and stay
at my house. We spent a day (a very long one), getting
our pieces ready to make some resin pendants.
Heather and Melanie pounding, heating and preparing
stuff to put into our pendants. I was taking some pictures
and making a couscous dish for lunch. I got a little behind,
couldn't find any of my small items to put into my pendants.
So needless to say I still have things to make. Beverly and
I can work on some when she gets here. I paid very close
attention and managed a couple of pieces, so I can finish my
stuff later .

These are the four finished pieces of mine, above.

A couple of Heather's pendants....above.
And these are Melanie's. Three totally different artists,
and three totally different looks. We used Ice Resin that
I purchased from Very easy to mix and
super easy to pour. No smell, but could be messy, so take
your time! Heather will be heading home soon. That's gonna
be a sad day. We have had so much fun these last few weeks.
But she'll be back at Christmas and my sister and brother are
coming in here intwo weeks. Best summer I've had in a long time.
This week Geary and I head for the tennis championships in
Indianapolis. We love to go to those matches.


  1. Oh cool, how much fun!!!! When are you all visiting the 'burgh?

  2. I am so glad to see pictures of the things you all have been making. Too much fun and great pieces were created. I can't wait for our time to come and visit.

  3. Wow, you really were busy and made so many cool things!! Can't wait to see more of your projects, when they are completed!!

  4. How great to see all of your work. Sounds like the best summer ever. Thanks for posting the pics.

  5. Love how everything turned out! Sounded like a great time!

  6. It's so neat to see Melanie there with you and OH, those pendants are wonderful! I love the sea star ones and the ones with the fern-leaf shapes!

  7. Looks like you girls had a ton of fun! I think that I would do more if I were given the opportunity to bounce ideas off others in a creative session. Color me lime green with envy! I am looking forward to seeing Heather's video edit.

    Enjoy the day!

  8. You know Erin, that's a true statement. It's so much more fun and a better learning experience when you can get together with others and create.
    I thank you all for your comments.
    This has been the best of summers.

  9. hmm, i wonder if I made that same goofy face every time i hammered the metal! sheesh.