Gotta take five and give my hands a break. I've been working on and off all day on two large sparkley wire trees for a window display at a client's jewelry store. The snow has been falling, our first of the season, and the hubs & kids have kept a roaring fire going in our fireplace, which I visited as often as possible. There really is nothing like the first snowfall and the warmth of the hearth...These babies are a full foot taller than any I've done before and they are a bit more work to manage...but they are turning out beautifully. (I'm just tired from my week of selling, singing... yes, I had another concert last nite...and partied afterward til 2am... and filling orders. ) I'm lucky to have such a full life but have to admit I'm looking forward to the day after Christmas and spending some time with my family!
These pictures above show how they look about halfway done. I know the pictures are not great (hey, it's 11pm and there's no natural light whatsoever...) but you can get the idea. I painted the urns creamy white, glittered them in vintage silver glass, shaped the wire, set them in plaster and now I'm forming the branches. Since they will live on either side of a display case in a window, I'm trying to make them fairly symetrical...now that's a challenge. This wire has a mind of its own! My hands feel like they've run the NY marathon...but it will be worth it to see those beauties shine like diamonds in the window. Hey, there WILL probably be diamonds in there with them!!!
Back to the grindstone...er...the pliers...
p.s. The boutique show in Bedford last week was great fun. I sold lots of glittergoods and met lots of very nice people. If only I had a bunch of elves like Santa to help me to fill the orders...sigh...
Posted by The GlitterFairy... at 10:30:00 PM