DOD (Day of the Dead) time!
I have been wanting to post about Mexico but...
But, but, but...that word is always sneaking around. I want to play in the studio...BUT. Oh, I would love to meet you for coffee...BUT...and so on. But enough of that!
I just had to get back into the studio and make something. I really felt that I had forgotten everything I have learned over the past 6 months! Deadlines are looming and I needed to get on the ball because NOLA's Art for Arts' Sake, which is October 6, 2012, will be here soon and I need inventory.
I had this idea to make a series of skull necklaces for DOD. This required me to make a sample and here is what I came up with...
|DODS by Kalaya Steede|
I put a chain on it just for the picture. I do not like shinny...at least not copper. I will patina that and buff it up. The skull measures about 1" in diameter and the metal is tin (I think). I used copper tube and hand made wire rivets so no soldering necessary! Yay! I should not say that. Soldering is a way of life in the metalsmith world. Ha!
Now...flip me on over!
|DODS says...do not look back!|
Nothing spectacular, huh? I will spiffy the back to the next three in the series. I would like to put some words on the back, i.e. YOU NEXT or something of that nature. Hahaha!!!
I can only make three DODS because I ran out of rivets! :(
I just found out today that DODS will not be able to make their debut. Boohoo! Where do they go now? They have no home! I need to go in search of a Gallery. I guess that is what I will do during Art for Arts' Sake. The galleries will all be open and maybe I will find one that is a good fit.
Well...there you have it folks! This is what I did yesterday along with yoga and a Jungian meeting that I went to. Now that was interesting!
And today all I have been doing is a lot of nothing.
il doce far niente
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