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Thursday, December 23, 2010

FREEDOM and brass stampings!

I am elated to be free of teaching young people for the next two weeks. I can't wait to get busy with the turn of the century brass stampings I recently acquired.........rams heads, leaping buffalo, dancing gypsies and ballerinas and many many more!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Many thanks to For Strange Women.........

Many thanks to For Strange Women for including me in her blog posts. Be sure to check out her glorious products!http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForStrangeWomen
Blog post at
 http://jillmckeever.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Shows!!

I had the pleasure in participating in to holiday shows back-to-back last weekend!
Last Friday, Dec. 3, I spent the evening in Lawrence at the Sip and Shop. Great people and phenomenal attendance. The place was even hopping for a while after the end time. On Saturday, Dec. 4, I spent the afternoon pimpin' my wares at The Honeypot Shop at the River Market Event Space.
It was fantastic to have a dialogue with customers explaining my work. Many of my items have a story to tell. Whether 1930's compact mirrors with ghost-like feminine images to items dug up outside of factories in West Germany.....I find resurfaced/reused/repurposed items fascinating. A little patina shows strength and longevity in an item....not just age.
Overall, it was an enriching experience. I thank all those who participated and attended.  I learned a lot and have a lot more to learn........, I am loving every minute of it. The panic, stress, elation and  joy. I am planning for the future. The next step is more showing and traveling.
Wish me luck!-Lady Recrudescence

Sunday, November 7, 2010

This site is one of my new favorite things!

http://nerdboyfriend.com/

Ohhhh......... famous men complete with links to their famous fashion.

Another fun jewelry display............

Okay, I am about to give suggestions for variations of this idea.........................
Being that I am not a huge fan of plastic and I am lucky enough to have a few vintage ceramic doll arms and legs, I might try this idea at some point.
If you study this image, you can quickly come up with a myriad of ways to add your own flavor using the same basic design.
*Please note this image was borrowed from http://diyfashion.about.com/od/diyjewelrymaking/ss/Doll_Jewelry_Holder.htm
The original directions can be found there.

Silhouette Jewelry DIsplay............

I found this post while searching for DIY jewelry displays. The jewelry display is created from a silhouette drawn on foam core with a basic acute triangle stand. I have added directions to decrease/increase the size. Hey, have a lady friend party and use your friends as models.............

1. Attach your foam core to a wall.
2. Set up a simple shop light to cast the shadow of your model.
3. Adjust the distance of the light to the desired cast shadow size.
4. Trace the shadow with a pencil. 
5. Cut out the silhouette with an X-Acto knife.
6. ENJOY!

See alternate directions at http://www.examiner.com/how-to-home-design-in-new-york/make-a-diy-1-jewelry-bust

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Realization.................

So I realize I want everything to be top notch and perfect before it shows its face in the world. I need to loosen up! I created this blog to share ideas and show my processes and inspiration. So now, I AM MAKING A COMMITMENT TO MYSELF TO USE THIS SPACE!!!!!!