Avocado Necklace

After making the avocado earrings, I decided to make a matching necklace.

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I found that it was actually harder to make the necklace because it’s a bigger piece, which makes it harder to control the shade.

Foam Core Gazebo

I’ve been posting quite a bit lately on the jewelery I’ve been making and stepping away a bit from the dollhouse fascination.  I think it’s because I have a lot of architecture projects on the go lately and I wanted to finish them before making posts.  One thing that I’ve been working on is the class project for making architectural models.  I’m learning how to build models from foam core and the process that goes along with it.  It’s great to be able to work with my hands and have a design pop up from what used to be a flat sheet of foam core and glue.

Gazebo with Lighting (7)

Gazebo with Lighting (2)

Gazebo with Lighting (6)

 

Ikura Earrings

Continuing with the sushi and jewelry trend…

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They were originally meant to be tobiko, but then I got lazy and rolled the little spheres too big so now they’re ikura.

Glass Bubble Baubles

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I had a few of my glass bubbles left from a Winter Holiday craft workshop and an abundance of miniature knick knacks that haven’t yet found their way into my dollhouses, so I decided to do some experiments with them.

I also made them with my colleagues in mind, so each piece inside is reflective of their interests.  All the pieces inside were handmade except for the shoe (Barbie shoe).

They turned out pretty well for an experiment.  Everyone was delighted and have them hanging up in their cubicles!

Avocado Earrings

More food for thought (in jewelry form):

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Avocado Earrings 02

Design Experiment

A part of my design project was to design some components to be used in a public space.  I did some drawings, but during the process, realized that I should draw on my 3D/spatial strength and played around with polymer clay to make the following:

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Bench

Bench 02

Bench

Blockade

Blockade

 

Bike Rack

Bike Rack

This was definitely more conceptualization than it was the final product. (more on that later)

Life in the Modern Cage

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After another year at the West Coast Dollhouse Miniature Show & Sale, I had a lot of goodies to work with. 

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