Moxy Metals

New shoes!
August 13, 2010, 4:23 pm
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Here is my second ever pair of sandals!  I love this color combination, sort of a dark, army green, seriously canary yellow and subtle metallic gray.  The double X design came from a desire to make peep-toes, but because I have no lasts (wooden feet you can build shoes around) I had to simplify and create some strategic, functional cutouts.  These mules make me proud!  They also feature a small, leather heel and no sewing!  Which was my main problem with the last pair…here are a few more pictures of my all leather (plus Dr. Scholl’s inserts for the insoles) sandals…


Water Earrings
August 13, 2010, 4:17 pm
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These enameled earrings were made to match the earlier double circle pendant.  I love the wavy transition between the transparent blue and the opaque water blue enamel.  I haven’t decided yet on the earwire, to match, but I suppose it will depend on the wearer, eventually.  I like the paddle shape of these earrings, and am considering making a series of them in a variety of colors.  They are about 1″ long, and 1/2″ wide at the widest point.  They are dramatic, but still lightweight, and in this case they are copper, but could be silver as well.

Eames Chair Cufflinks
August 13, 2010, 4:12 pm
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I made these cufflinks for my step-father’s birthday.  He is obsessed with the designs of Charles and Ray Eames, so I wanted to make some simple, abstracted cufflinks based on the chairs of these two design greats.  The chair images is semi obscured under translucent resin, and from afar, just looks like an abstract design…but!  Up close, any true Eames fan will see the chair within the domed cufflink.  I think this combination of specificity and subtelty fits my step-father’s tastes perfectly.  The cufflinks are about 3/4″ in diameter, 1/4″ deep, and with a 1/2″ nickel silver bar to hold each mirrored link in place.  They are mirror finish on the back, and sandblasted underneath the resin.

Little Man!
August 13, 2010, 4:05 pm
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My brother is an avid Role Playing Gamer, so like the time-rich but cash-poor, crafty sister that I am,  I built him a custom figurine for Dungeons and Dragons.  This figure was created through lost wax casting, and is solid bronze.  He has been painted with enamel paints and sprayed with clear acrylic to keep him shiny and keep his paint from chipping.  He took about 6 hours to complete, in full.  Check out the shots below for a sense of his tiny, tiny (1 x 1.5″ total)scale.