I’ve been spending the past week and a half trying to dodge the glory. In this case I was trying to avoid killing myself laying flagstone out in the 109 degree heat. (I’m really getting to old for this kind of shit… it looks great but… ouch!) Unfortunately I’ve been using a bit of my down time during the midday heat to pick up a few books. This has meant time spent cruising the teen fiction isle of the library (they have air-conditioning) and swapping books with my 10 year old. Darn things are literary crack, boobtube for the literate mind. Now I’ll have to add summer reading to my list of personal vices.
Well in between the summer novels, flagstone, throwing, and firing of another load of bisque… I’ve been enjoying a slow slide into setting up the jewelry studio to create this year’s new silver works for FetishGhost Studio. I’ve been fairly timid about getting everything reestablished… last time the studio was fully up, I kind of went a bit nuts and tuned out the world for a good long time while I did my thing… After almost a decade of having the studio essentially folded up, I’m nearly bursting… there are just so many thoughts that have languished on the pages of my sketchbooks …. way too many new paths to be explored.
This could be very, very bad…
So maybe using her pants for this experiment wasn’t a great idea. I’ve been busting up and slaking down failed green ware (I used my pants for that chore). Now I’ve got 6 five gallon buckets of slurry and one plaster bat for drying.
Getting a good fit for a bracelet via the web is actually fairly easy when compared to other body ornament with a more specific fit, (like a ring or a choker).
Measuring yourself for a one of my bracelets is easy though…
I prefer using a cloth measuring tape for this, but a piece of string and a ruler works just as well.
FetishGhost’s bracelets are measured a half inch short to accommodate the play needed for proper function of the clasp. This helps provide a nice loose fit that pleasantly drapes over the heel of the hand.
The fit is Sweet…
I take my baseline measurements over the wrist bone. This establishes the play needed for a fantastic fit.
I do highly recommend stacking elements. I really enjoy wearing nearly a pound of wrist weight on each arm for a very physical night of dancing. (I go for the endorphin high; it usually leads to very interesting sources for late stories later on).
I am so jazzed!
It’s been a very busy 2 weeks since the last post and lots of stuff has come and gone since the last post… I had work accepted into PBS’s local on air Art auction (it’s the big faceted canister that took out 2 kiln shelves in the process 4 weeks ago). This show was a big tado this year… the event organizers turned away lots of great artists this year so I’m feeling pretty good.
The show’s jurors, Tom Collins and Bruno Kark, seemed to have alot of fun selecting the awards for the show. ( They were great sports and inspirational optimists! THANKS GUYS!!! I can’t wait for the workshop August 1st!)
For a quick hoot, check out the time laps video of us setting up the show.
Ahhh… the love of an old favorite tool. Long thought lost, but now is found!
I use my little tool to incise lines around a pattern laid out with stencils. It’s just a thin brass tube cut with a jewelers saw.
This time I’m trying something new and leaving islands of detail that are simply slipped.