I made few more lockets! it didn't come out as same as first one and in fact, non of them are the same! but now I know that something magical will happen so I'm going to get more of these lockets and add to my fall/winter collection to list in my shop. and since I can not control how they come out of kiln, every one of them are going to be one-of-a-kind. I'm thinking I will list them $65 - $75 depends on what kind of chain I'll put them with but for these four pieces(lockets only), I'll sell it for $38 plus shipping ($2.50). so if you are interest in these lockets, email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll make custom listing in my shop. oh, and just FYI, I have nice clearance sale section going so check them out too!
I was working late last night with my kiln. and then, I remember that I had locket I riveted my enamel poppy on but got little cracked when I was hammering. so I though to put in the kiln to have glass melted again. but I have to admit, I was scare! the locket was something I purchased on Etsy. they say it's "brass" but if it was only "brass-look" I could have disaster in my kiln. so I put them on mica sheet and into the kiln... make sure the temperature would only reach to just enough for glass to melt. and couple minutes later I slowly open the kiln and take the locket out... I saw something beautiful was happening! enamel was all nice in smooth & the brass got patina from heat and shining with beautiful colors!! I could not believe my eyes.... green & blue & pink & yellow... so many colors was dancing on the locket! I not sure if this was just the one time thing & might never happen again... well, I just have to try and see. but I just wanted to share my happy surprise with everyone:)
this is the before...
sometimes it pays to be an experimental! happy crafting everyone:)
ok, so I haven't list anything new in my shop for quite while, I haven't post any new pictures on Flicker... so you'd think I'm just not working. but I do. not as much since I have my three year old out of preschool. I try to work on orders and new things as much as I can but I guess I have no time left for picture taking! but I finally took some picture to show!!
not sure why but I was making hearts like no tomorrow!
and these are samples for my up-coming local shop (and maybe Etsy) Personalized jewelry station! and my fall line!!