The Justified Sinner's Blog – March 2011 Archive (9)

A Dog's Life

I have a very easy-going relationship with my students. They all know that they can look at the things on my bench, ask me questions about them, make suggestions and talk about any projects that I'm working on. They also sometimes make subtle little jokes. 

 

After I've completed my current project (see below), I'll be moving onto a brooch entitled "Future Legend", which will feature a dog head cast in gold. In order to make the head, I bought a plastic toy dog, which was put…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 31, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Gormenghast

Having finished my "secret" commission, I've been able to work on a piece which came about as the result of receiving a package of presents from Dee Wilder, a marvellous artist who works predominately in polymer clay:

 

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I've worked with Dee's pieces before (for example, the brooch "Richard III" - …

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 30, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Busy Weekend

Wow!

I am completely done in: it has been non-stop since Friday and the stupid clock-change thing happened, which always makes my sleeping patterns go wrong...

Friday night was a night out with one of my friends of longest-standing, John. Through to Edinburgh to chat about things and see some sights, which mostly includes the inside of our favourite bar, The Regent. Didn't get home until 2am but had to be on the 10am train to Perth to go and see the Scottish Glass Society show in the… Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on March 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Kicking, squealing, Gucci little piggy

Finally finished my earring, "The Use of Ashes". I've been wanting to make this piece on this theme for myself to wear for almost 15 years and have finally done it! It didn't even take that long to make from start to finish.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 22, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

The Use of Ashes

I'm sworn to secrecy on my newest project, which is a commission. That is all I can say. No photographs, no details!

In between times, however, I've been making a piece I've been meaning to make for ages: an earring on the acid-folk-psyche song, "The Jeweller" by the band, "Pearls Before Swine". This is going to be a single earring and today I managed to get quite a lot of it made:

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 17, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

At The End

"Beneath the Skin" is now complete! I am not making any more pieces for the show and the last one should have had some more details added to it, but I like it so much like this that I'm stopping:

 

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 9, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Even more cutting...

Working on the very last of the "Beneath the Skin" pieces today. As I was given the metals, the least I can do is try to use them up!

 

I spent the day cutting out the stand for a bowl:

 

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The bowl is not really practical as it has a skull in the base!

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 8, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Nearly There...

Finished the box for the tattoo machine, "Beneath the Skin":

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The plaque on top is engraved:

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The box is an old one which used to contain a…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 4, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Couple More Pieces...

I managed to finish a few more pieces for the "Beneath the Skin" show.

First piece is a brooch:

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I like this piece very much as it is the closest to the original artwork:

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 1, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

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