As promissed, today I’m sharing a few little things I fell in love with on my recent trip to Canberra. The first one are these split image earrings. They had all sorts of images, but for $35 a pair in the shop I found them in, I’m going to have a go at making them myself and I found some information on how to transfer images to metal! Have a look at “How to Transfer Images to Stone or Metal Using Acrylic Matte Medium“, if you’re interested. I’ll let you know how it goes…
The next little treasure I found on my travels, were colourful, delicate ceramic brooches of teapots and faces. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of them but I found them in a cute little market. I had a browse through Etsy to find something similar, and this fried egg made in New Zealand, from Eye of The Tiger’s shop, was the closest thing I could find. This brooch is made out of polymer clay, not ceramic, but I think it’s still pretty kooky. Of course, I’m going to have a go at making some ceramic brooches too, but that will have to wait til I go back to school.
And lastly, I found some gorgeous glass pears in the National Gallery of Australia. I don’t think I’ll be attempting to make these, but I just thought they were lovely.
Oops.. I almost forgot these babies!! Jelly baby cufflinks! Surprise, surprise; I think I’ve worked out a way of making them! I’m going to get real ones, make latex moulds from them and then use translucent coloured resin to make resin jelly babies. Then all I need to do is attach the metal cufflink to the back. Sounds simple. Let’s see how I go.