Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Still not feeling terribly useful

I'm terribly excited about a lot of things that won't matter to YOU faithful readers for some time. And at the moment I'm still suffering from a head cold enough as to not feel up to posting something that sounds intelligent or useful (this is assuming I ever do, of course, you can be the judge of that).
So, here are pretty pictures of jewelry made from the casts shown a few posts ago.

Soon I'll have a few events to confirm, and some new projects to ramble on about. Until then, as always, pictures!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Seattle Steamcon

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Alternative Press Expo AWESOME! Next in the crazy schedule is Steamcon in Seattle. I will have originals for sale in the art show, including the mad scientist above and some new pieces just for the Con. I don't end up selling originals all that often so if you're heading to the Con, check them out!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Alternative Press Expo (APE)

Industrial Fairytale will be at APE this Saturday and Sunday (Oct 17-18), in San Francisco! Come by and see me if you're in the area. New jewelry, REALLY new jewelry, letterpress cards and prints. I shall be at table # 453, near the very rear of the hall - as shown on this helpful map!

Come by and say hello, buy things, bring gifts, bring tea, or just walk by mysteriously and wave so I wonder how I know you for the next few hours and feel guilty because I can't remember.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sneaking into Boston Fashion Week

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Originally uploaded by Scoundrelle
Some while ago, I sent some jewelry to the very talented Heather Luca of Scoundrelle's Keep to help accessorize her beautiful fashions in a few shows.
And so, in a sneaky back door way, some of my jewelry slipped into Boston Fashion Week.

Check out the photos on Scoundrelle's Keep flickr photo stream of a lovely show! And if you squint, there are some koi in there!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Learning is Exciting

I've been learning to mold and cast over the past few months. Rather then go slowly through the learning curve like most folk, I decided to jump straight to overhanging bits, tiny detail, and cold casting with atomized metal. This koi is...really horribly hard to get to cast without air bubbles on all the scales. I suddenly feel my casting partners pain!
Along with koi, I filled space with some random sculpts I did mostly just for the occasion. Although this boat is really mostly for my friend Angie, for sentimentality's sake.
And tentacle...things...designed mostly as buttons/cufflinks/and so forth for myself but which will probably end up drifting out for sale at some point or another.
And a full set of ginkgo leaves which I mostly sculpted because I felt like I didn't have enough cast to make it easy to mix and pour the right amount of resin. Blasted things are the thing that always comes out the best of all the pieces. And they were such a random afterthought.
But look how cute and tiny the little ones are?
A variety of these pieces should be available in limited numbers at the Alternative Press Expo, in San Fancisco next weekend. After that they shall appear on the Etsy site slowly, since I will be casting only now and then.