Sunday, March 21, 2010

Faux Bone

Faux Bone - another new jewelry and art medium - brought to us by the talented Robert Dancik. Since I have signed up to demo how it works to my friends at the KC PMC Guild in June, I decided I'd better starting using it. Note the Faux Bone is a type of PVC sheet, manufactured in 1/16", 1/18" and 1/2" gauges, as well as bracelet forms and other things. Available directly from the Faux Bone site. Here's what I've come up with, so far...

This is a faux bone disc, carved, stained and shaped (with  my heat gun), then bolted onto a hammered copper ring with some added stones and a brass clockwork sprocket.

Here I tried making a spinner ring, but obviously didn't measure properly and got a ring shank that was way too big, even though I was using a really big faceted stone (held in place with brass wire riveting and some copper daisy spacers. So I improvised with some additional brass wire.

This was actually the first one I did - a simple wrapped shank with some flat stones riveted on with a brass nail, trimmed and riveted into a brass bushing.

The Leaf Dangle Ring can double as a pendant, just hang it from a chain or chord.

I'll do more - though my DH thinks they are weird.

Happy Spring!

This is just silly - who says God doesn't have a sense of humor? This was my deck last night when I went to bed - the first day of Spring 2010....

This morning I measured - we got a full 8" yesterday and last night. Today it's melting fast, but was enough to cancel a lot of events.

I bought my lettuce and pea seeds this week, but it will be a while before our sticky Missouri clay backyard is dry enough to dig in.