Tag Archives: Aphra’s Art

Chocolate Mountain Pendant

Why Chocolate Mountain Pendant? Because I’ve just been looking up how to temper chocolate, and that’s where my mind is right now.

Why tempering chocolate? Because we’ve been binge watching British cooking shows, and I’m highly suggestible.

The Chocolate Mountain Pendant is part of a series of polymer clay creations I made using a made-it-up-myself method of slicing sheets of clay I covered with a melange of colored additives and putting them together in new ways for no other reason than I liked the way they looked. I backed them with black polymer clay for stability, and this is one of the results. I’ve added a copper fastener for hanging, brown leather cord and copper findings to finish.

I’m asking $30 for the Chocolate Mountain Pendant, free shipping within the continental US. If you’re interested, let me know in the Comments.

The Seamstress’s Collage Pendant

 

Are you looking for a gift for someone who sews?

I’ve taken the smallest of stretched canvas as the base for this collage. The background color I chose was black, which made the dressmaker’s dummy stamps in white on the background seem almost ghostly. I embossed the scissors stamp with gold. Finally, I found the smallest Mother Of Pearl infant buttons from my vintage stock and applied them. Then I fixed two tiny gold-colored eye screws in the top and threaded thin black satin ribbon fastened with a gold magnetic clasp.  Total length is about 28″.

$18.00

Free shipping within the continental US. Elsewhere, let’s discuss.

Comment your interest.

Chinese Lucky Lobster Pendant

DOMINO PENDANTS

I am inspired by the possibilities of small canvases so when
I saw the range of art being produced on dominoes, I immediately bought a set and did the prep work getting them ready to work with. That was about 15 years ago, and while I loved the art I was able to create, I lacked the wherewithal to do more with them than wish I could figure out some way of using them. Time has passed, and I’ve now gotten some ideas from others about how to use the dominoes in jewelry.

Dripping alcohol ink onto a domino and then hitting it with a blast of air creates wild patterns.
When I first looked at this first one horizontally, I saw a prehistoric cave drawing. When I turned it to the vertical view, it became a lobster…and suddenly had a Chinese vibe. Gold and red–aren’t those the lucky colors? The background is a sheen of gold, I picked up in the thin leather cord from which it hangs. The beads are gold metal, art glass, and red faux pearls.

I’m paying the postage on this one, within the United States. Elsewhere, let’s talk.

$20….and you’ll have it well in time for Christmas. Comment if you’re interested….

 

Op Art Collage Brooches

 

1-1/2 in square collage composed of hand-painted wood squares, original watercolor art and hand-made polymer clay bead.
1-1/2 inch wearable art collage composed of painted and dyed wood, batik cloth and a polymer clay bead, all hand-made by me. Pin on back.

I love working small and I like working with squares. I enjoy the way different paint and ink media look when applied to raw wood. So the balsa squares that hobbyists use are a natural pallet for me. Once I have the base colors, I go to the drawer that I’ve labeled “In Progress” to find components that I’ve started but haven’t figured out what to do with. Watercolors that I’m working on…Polymer clay beads that I’m creating…and bits and pieces of whatever else is at hand. They’re portable canvases, truly Multi-media Wearable Art.

I’m selling them for $15 each. Shipping is free, domestically. Outside the US, let’s talk. I take Paypal or Google Wallet. If you’re interested, let me know in the comments.

 

 

Sheldon High’s Vendor & Craft Show

Sheldon High School Vendor & Craft Show. Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10-4

My first show!!!

Come see me if you’re in the San Joaquin Valley/ Sacramento-Stockton area. I’ll be one of the 50 plus crafters showcasing our wares. I’ve never been to this show, so I have no idea of the set-up. Just know that I’ll be outside, somewhere….

I haven’t done an antique show in donkey’s years–Q: what is a donkey year? A: a really long time–so I’m really winging it. We went to a similar high school craft show last week, and I was impressed with the displays people crafted. So I’m starting the show already feeling intimidated. But it will answer my burning question: will anyone pay money for my creations????

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