Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Workin' it.....today so far....

Okay!!! One Begonia carving finished...{the first one I did broke, and the sigh was heard around the world!}..but now only one to go!....I like them up at the light like this, like real leaves with the sun coming through them :)

Wooohoooo....both done, carved, sanded ready! I need to check them now to make sure they fit into their settings and don't need any adjustments before I stain them........

Yup, they both fit....that's me on track! Next I will stain the ivory a bit to age it....then I will get them into their settings for good... {as well as setting them with claws I glue them in as well for extra security!}...my sandbag {which I carve on} is beginning to look well used ;)

Look! A mini Metropolis!!....my postcards and business cards arrived today {1000 of each}. In the end I couldn't afford to get a set of four done, so I plummed for the Sweet Horse Chestnut Necklace for the postcard...and had a business card made of the Honeysuckle necklace {as it has pearls...}. I am also making up CD's {see the stack!} with all my images on them, so I can include all my other favourites there...and with time, I will get more p/c's printed to go with.......getting there, getting there! Hopefully tomorrow I will have some stained and set new pieces to show you. I have three more carvings to do today/tonight....targets and goals you see! I am trying to kick myself into touch, but...can't..quite...reach.....my..bum....with....foot......:)))))))

till tomorrow, hugs, xox

Edit : I have also Whipped Up a new jewellery post over on Whip Up...enjoy!

16 comments:

Shari said...

hi dear abigail!
wow! they look so great. i feel so lucky to have some of your beautiful creations. so much work goes into them. a labour of love. :) glad to hear that you are on track. your postcards and business cards look great. i think the cds are a great idea too. beautiful photos. sending hugs! xx, shari

natalie said...

your work is just beautiful! and so delicate. Your postcards will fly off the shelf at your show!

mav said...

way to go abigail!!!!!!!! x

briana said...

I had no clue how much work you put into those - they are even more beautiful now, if that's even possible.


Your cards look great - smashing choice(s) on the images!

lisa s said...

so so great! i love the stacks of cards/cds... and the light through the carving....[how did you know i sighed when the first one broke?]
xoxo

Ulla said...

Oh I can only imagine how frustrated you were when your leaf broke, I would have screamed!! these are so delicate and beautiful - delightful!

Julie said...

Abigail, your work is unbeleivably beautiful!!!

clk said...

Well done Abigail!!!! Keep up the hard work! Finish line is sight.
best,
ck

sharon whyte said...

oh it's so exciting seeing it all building up like this! i bet you're going to sell a ton. the cards look fantastic - really good choice.

s
xxx

risa said...

i thin kthat top photo is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen!

simple me said...

Wow Abigail,
I didn't realise how much work was put into making your beautiful jewellery...for me it is now even more beautiful.
The images for your cards were very well chosen and they look very lovely.
Carry on your good work.
bjs
paula :)

Scott said...

Hello Abigail!

I've been looking at your pieces and they're really lovely!

If I could,I would love to invite you to participate in a project I'm developing at the moment.

please have a gander at the concept here:

http://stitch-project.blogspot.com

Regards,
Scott Johnson

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That was so Interesting!
I think my jaw was dropped for that whole post...
Just wanted to tell u that i now have my own blogspot blog... :)
Please drop in for a visit!

plain.jane said...

great works...

love yr blog... keep it up!

joy said...

wow abigail...those are amazing and gorgeous!

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