I gathered up all my new jewelry I have been making from my art work. I hired my favorite model... Me... cause she works really cheap. I got my favorite photographer... my husband Lee. He also works really cheap. And we headed out.
The F train was as slow as molasses. I guess I was just so excited to go go go that it seemed to take forever.
First we shot my NECKLACES. Each one features a tiny oil painting. Not a print but an original painting. Vintage findings and trimmings. I have done 3 so far. Many more to come.
First we have Bettie the Butcher. Each of her cuts of meat are hand made and painted. She is going to be 1 in a series of 3, titled "The Butcher, The Baker and The Tattoo Maker." I can't wait for you to see the others once they are complete.
My next necklace is actually the first one that I did. Her name is Sweet Bee. She is adorned with metal bees embellished with crystals, glitter trimmed ribbon rose and vintage beads. What a little gem she is.
Last but not least we have "My Dear" She has stone crosses the color of the Coney Island sea and tiny little dear shaped charms along with other beads and findings. She really is a little Dear!
About this time in the day we took a little break and had us some tacos from the taco stand on the board walk. I must say they were quite yummy!
I've also been making what I call PORTRAIT CORSAGES. These are made from prints of my original oil paintings. I print them on archival matte EPSON paper. Then I hand make rosettes out of beautiful tulle, velvet or satin. Next I embellish them with glitter, crystals or what have you. Have a look at some of these.
These are not merely just pins. These are statement pieces for sure. Tiny pieces of art that you can take with you! Here are a couple more.
So now was time to have another little break. RUBY'S here we come! We had some nice tunes on the Juke Box. They even have my favorite singer, CHRIS ISAAK, on there. What more could a girl ask for? So we took this opportunity to shoot my last piece which is a Wrist Corsage. I will be making more of these for sure, as I think it might be my favorite piece. I've taken a vintage wrist watch and in place of the watch I have places a printed painting mounted on a wooden disk. I then put resin over the top to protect it. It is then embellished with tiny vintage flowers, a ribbon rosette and vintage tulle.
Well that is a little sneak peek at what I've been up to. Soon these little gems will be for sale. I'll probably send some to Urban Art Ware in Winston-Salem, and offer some on ETSY. So keep checking back. I will give all my followers a discount coupon for their first purchase on ETSY!
I'd like to mention a bit about the styling of the shoot...
DRESS- Daffy's- about $20
SUNGLASSES- Betsey Johnson (From Syms)- $20
PARASOL- Bagley Mischka (From Syms)- $20
SWEATER- J. Crew- $39 on sale
HAIR BOW- Anthropologie- $18.00
Well I am off... almost time to get ready for the Reverend Horton Heat tonight. No rest for the weary and I don't mind that.