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process: ocean

Not really a process post, cos I didn’t take the pics until after I was done, but close enough.

This is another custom faery home decor piece, made for a Patreon patron; the prompt was ‘ocean’.

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[ A piece of white seaglass, shaped like the point of a spear & wrapped in thick copper wire, dangles from the center of a shallow arc of more wire; on either side of it are dangles with silvery-grey beads, with cowrie shells hanging from the bottoms. ]

I had something else in my head for this, but decided it wasn’t quite the right place for it; I’ll save it for another time, & instead dug out the cowrie shells & silvery-grey beads. The grey wire — I think it’s florist’s wire? — was an easy choice, & finding the already-wrapped seaglass in the bottom of my work bag was PERFECT.

Also perfect was the other half of the piece the seaglass originally came from; I needed something to hang the obligatory spiral from, & that lil piece of driftwood was JUST the right size.

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[ A small piece of flattish driftwood, perhaps an inch long, hangs from another arc of flattened copper wire; below it is a hammered copper spiral. ]

Et voila, the whole piece!

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[ A slightly-curved driftwood stick, perhaps ten inches long, forms the center of this piece. Above and below are curved lengths of hammered copper wire, from which hang an assortment of objects: a hammered copper spiral, a piece of white seaglass wrapped in yet more copper wire, silvery-grey beads, and cowrie shells. ]

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process: Determination

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[ A three inch wide, six inch long flat golden-copper ring in an almost rectangular shape reminiscent of a teddy bear, with small specks and eight holes equally spaced around the edge. It hangs suspended from two copper wire hooks through holes on the short ends. Hanging below it from some of the other holes are multiple chains of reddish-brown and amber beads. Some of these chains wrap around a small clear glass jar, the appropriate size to hold a tealight. Viewed here from above. ]

Okay, not a process post as such, because I took all the pictures afterwards, but I DO wanna show off because I am EXTREMELY proud of this piece. Continue reading process: Determination

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process post: wires & sticks

[ one long stick, shaped somewhat like a lacrosse stick & about a foot long; three shorter sticks, each about four inches long; & two tangles of copper wire sit in a pile, waiting for me to get a clue ]

As is traditional I picked up the big stick & it told me what it was gonna be called, so I grabbed some smaller sticks & some wire, & wow, was that not a lot to go on. Monday I rearranged the sticks a bunch of times & they didn’t do anything illuminating, so I figured I might be messing around a while to get them sitting the way they wanted to. Continue reading process post: wires & sticks