For those of you visiting my blog for the first time during this International online artistic event called "Our World Our Art"
I'm going to share with you some of the things I've made in the past, and probably more than likely, I'll be making more of the same any given day!
I really like making things using antique silver plated spoons. Often times I pound them flat and stamp something funny on them.... easy to do and I get fast results!
Every month I gather up some of the things I've made and sell them at an Artists Market during our local Art Hop. It is a perfect venue for me because I like to create in bulk! and often times, I have people buying the things I make in bulk--- so its a win-win all around! One month, I had made so many necklaces, I was needing a way to display them for sale... Luckily, the same week--- I found this necklace display already assembled but in sad-sad shape. It looked so bad, I was embarrassed to buy it! I took it apart and reconfigured it, added 100 year old sheet music and an old vintage twister exercise thingie attached to the base, so the entire thing spins around. Not bad for a initial $2 investment. I love to repurpose things too!
*back to the spoons* I also like to use the actual spoons bowl to create pendant necklaces. I have sold hundreds upon hundreds of these both online in my etsy store "The Tarnished Crown" and here locally at the Artists Market.
I saved all of the spoons handles that I had cut off... so I began to make key chains...
and then finally--- FINALLY, I can now turn them into spoon rings. Ta~da!.... I made the ring holder too. I give a tutorial on how I made it on my blog.
I make a lot of jewelry each month. My pieces are all one of a kind and I like to think of them as fun to wear~
I love to cage fairies too. When I whipped this one out, I made nineteen more cages at the same time. You know....just in case I wanted to make more. They are currently boxed up and awaiting to be played with another day...
I recently created a coin covered table top for my backyard. It was a lot of work, but in the end I am loving the results and I just may--- don't hold me to it, but I may make another one!...
Pirates like their Whiskey!
This hutch came together from yard sale finds and some junky wood from my side yard. I just picked up the "In Wine There is Truth" sign yesterday. I love it!
I made the two crab cages using two plant stands that I cut the feet off of. I spray painted them black, added some netting and then some lobster and crabs inside the nets.
I am also working on a Tiki Store. Last year this area was the "Lick and Stick Tattoo Parlor" This year and forever more, it will be the "Boutiki" which will showcase a lot of wooden carved things that I've picked up at local yard sales.
Anything that resembles a ships net I like to snatch up and toss in my yard... This old net is actually an old hammock draped over an old steamer trunk. I think in total I have four steamer trunks in my yard and another four in my garage.... don't judge me. LOL
Everything has been carefully placed to showcase them individually yet hopefully make it all cohesive if that makes sense.
Netting, net corks, pulleys... and wooden barrels of course!
As a thank you for taking the time to peruse my blog-- I have two gifts to give away to TWO lucky winners. This giveaway is open to bloggers worldwide. My first hostess give-a-way gift is one of the spoon rings I've recently learned how to make...
It is just as beautiful on the inside too...
The second hostess give-a-way gift is a necklace I've made using vintage components. Old beads, turquoise stones and a piece of an abalone shell along with an old medal of the Virgin Mary.
Here is a close up of the bottom of the necklace.
Simply leave a comment with a way to contact you should you be one of the chosen winners. The winners will be drawn on April the 18th.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog "Artsy Fartsy" and for any visits to my Etsy online store, "The Tarnished Crown" If you look through the "sold" items at my etsy site, you'll find a lot of one of a kind jewelry pieces that I've made.... I have more made, I just haven't found the time to list any recently. In truth I'm puttering around in my pirate yard!!
If you would like to visit the hosting blog for this international online artistic event please visit "A Whimsical Bohemian"