Thursday, 25 January 2007

workin'

WIP valentine's oobee

there are only two lonely little oobees left in my shop at the moment and, of course, rather than working on the few i already have cut out, i've been scheming a limited edition run of special valentine's oobees - all wearing their hearts on their sleeves. i'm so in love with the four i have on the go and they're not even half done yet, something about the deep red accent is really workin' for me. since shane has a little freelance carpentry job to do tomorrow, i plan to spend most of australia day finishing these four up whilst taking in the triple j hottest 100, which sounds like a pretty great afternoon to me.

i also need to photograph some more resin pendants and get them in the shop. they've been a lot more work than i bargained for, with only about 20 out of over 80 that i cast actually working out. most of it was my own fault/learning curve: many, many of them i overpoured and so the shapes aren't right, then i pulled them out of the mold too early resulting in quite a few imperfections (i mean, they're handmade and have a few imperfections anyway, but these were a bit beyond what i'd be happy to sell). over last weekend i did some experiments such as spraying a few with a clear, thick, triple coat or dipping them in a new coat of resin, with some turning out perfect and others not so much. i also cast a whole new set which i'm leaving in the mold for a few weeks to see if this results in more usable pieces. it sucks because even the ones than didn't quite work out look really fascinating... i might have to do another run of cards with them as the feature or maybe have a clearance sale and sell them for just a few bucks each? don't know...

5 comments:

  1. Your little oobees are great! They have the sweetest little faces. :)

    Sounds like the pendants are tricky little things to make. I hope the trial and error works itself out soon. I guess that's the thing with making something so original - you kinda have to work it out for yourself!

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  2. GB found Triple J on the web so he could listen to part of the Hottest 100, too, from all the way over here. He really misses Triple J.

    Happy Australia Day!

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  3. those oobees with hearts are a great idea leslie!
    ooh, and happy australia day!!

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  4. Heather5:52 pm

    The oobees are super cute, Les! And I love the pendants! As you know I love all things miniature so the pendants totally appeal to me. I hope your new techniques works out.

    Happy Australia Day!

    Love,
    Heather

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  5. hope you are having a successful weekend with your craft making. love those pendants.

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