Tuesday, October 14, 2008

LilPink's Purple Friend

Here is another entry in the ACEO Extravaganza. This fun character was created by LilPink and her friend, and she put it on this ultra-cute aceo.

This particular aceo is not for sale, but you can visit her shop here. I happen to be particularly fond of her octopus friends. :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

New Project

I found these authentic Italian tiles and just knew I had to do something with them. They are just beautiful, brilliant colors with glorious gold specks throughout all of them. So bright and happy. So I thought- perfect for wearing!

I'm currently in the process of turning them into pendants, and am waiting for a couple of supplies to finish them up.

The brown is so warm and gorgeous for matching your fall outfits, and the others are perfect for brightening up a dreary day.
Here are a few of them all wrapped and soldered. I was quite pleased with how well they wrapped. I was concerned about the copper foil adhering well to the tiles, but they did wonderfully.

This one has already been designated for my personal use. I love the brilliant gold specks against the pink, and can't wait for the bails that I ordered to come so I can wear this beauty:

These will be in my shop when they are done.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Second ACEO in the extravaganza

Abject Poverty Peru
This next aceo comes from my friend and fellow etsyan, Pat, of SouthhamptonCreations. It is a remarkable portrait drawing of a Peruvian deaf woman and mother of six physically challenged children. To support her children she sells flowers to tourists at a train stop at Machu Picchu.

To read the rest of the story, see the listing in Pat's shop.