Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Another comb in progress, and a possibly failed barette

I was considering leaving this one plain, but I think lining the curls with a zillion tiny water-colored rhinestones would a) look awesome, and b) be great practice for setting stones in acrylic.  I love those flowing curves and this is going to be a fantastic piece when it's done.

What do y'all think?

In less-enthusiastic news, not everything I touch turns to awesome.  I made this barrette the other day and it is a testament to how changing plans partway through is sometimes a bad idea:

I really do love Art Nouveau whiplash lines, but this just didn't work.  The original plan called for tinting the lines a dark-ish green, but when it came down to it, I had the "brilliant" idea of trying copper leaf gilding. I think the shiny of the copper just clashes with the matte of the acrylic base.  I'm thinking I'm just going to have to scrape out the gilding and see if I can make the tint work. Lesson learned, and this is why I experiment.

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