Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hello you :)

Well it has been a busy time since I last posted.

If you've dropped by my FB Fan Page, you will have seen what I have been up too lately. It's not much, but I don't get much time anymore.

I made a very chunky finger print charm (more like a pendant really) out of my new pack of PMC3 and it turned out fabulously! I am really reallllly pleased with it and wear it every day. I had read that you cannot torch fire over a certain size, so I was very apprehensive when I went to fire my piece. But I proved that theory wrong as my piece is really large and it fired just fine.

It took me about 4 tries to get the fingerprint impression into the clay, Summer wanted to bend her finger when I wanted her to keep her finger straight, so it was hard going. But in the end it all worked out well and I got it okay. It wasn't a perfect impression, but I didn't wanna push my luck!

Here it is anyways:

It weighs a hefty 25gms and I rolled it at 10 cards in thickness, I like weighty pieces and this is definitely that! I put a purple CZ in and scratched out Summer's name into the clay once it was fully dried. I am really loving the whole clay thing, shame it's so expensive :(

My latest news is I am now selling my jewellery in a shop in town. It's called In.cube8r. It's a regular shop, but only for people who make their own things. You rent a glass cube, under a 3 month contract and you don't have to pay commission. I am going to give it a go for the 3 month contract and see where that takes me. I will have to remove everything from Etsy and make new stuff for it, as all my other work is now in the cube shop.

In other news, we are still searching for the right location to move to. We tried today to check out a new area that we haven't ventured out to before, but Summer wasn't going to let us do it peacefully, she was extremely grumpy and making it hard to enjoy the experience, so we hope to go out on the weekend (and have Summer babysat by grandies) and check out the area properly so we can make an informed decision. The thing that worries me most with moving, is moving to somewhere I end up regretting. That would really suck.

Okay well that is all for now. It's getting colder here this week, I can't wait till it's Winter for real.


JudyB said...

That pendant came out lovely and it's such a great idea. I'd like to do something like that with my daughter. Good luck with the gallery, sounds easy and nice!

Kim said...

Emma! Congratulations on your shop space, that's awesome & I'm so happy for you! I hope you have fun w/ it & lots of sales! I'd love to see a pic of all your pieces set up in the cube [cute shop name!] - will have to see if you posted one at FB when I get over there, but if not, please do. Your pendant turned out beautifully. I keep trying to put KSK on the backs of my pieces, but I'm having such trouble w/ the 'S' that it really looks pathetic - you did a wonderful job! Have a great night! *hugs*

littlecherryhill said...

Thanks Judy. I don't have high hopes for the gallery, but everything is worth at least 1 shot!

Kim, I don't know if I can get a shop photo :( I don't plan on going in there much, as it's kinda difficult. I don't have high expectations for it, but I had to give it a go just to see...cuz you never know. I love my pendant too. I can't wait till she can have it one day :) Hope you work out the writing on your pmc! It's pretty hard going isn't it!!

Narelle said...

Hey Emma,
Nice job on the fingerprint pendant, it looks fantastic.
You're really get the hang of it.
All the best with your cube at Incube8r, I'm sure you'll pick up a lot of interest & sales.