Saturday, October 19, 2013

Creating with Connie Crystal

I recently had the good fortune to work with Connie Crystal during #CraftingTheEmmys. They were nice enough to supply the Ice Resin Design Team with some of their beautiful crystals. Though many were used in my charms for the Emmy’s, I did manage to save a few for myself ;]
Here are photos of a scarf/ necklace I made for the Victorian Day of the dead ball. I cast the skull with Ice Resin and painted it, built a bezel and filled it with resin, floated Iced Enamels Fire opal within it. I attached the beautiful crystals supplied by Connie Crystal and attached it to a vintage scarf. I can't wait to wear it!
Peace, Jomama

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Steampunk is fun!

 I recently started working on some pieces for a local Day of the Dead parade and Victorian Ball. When I was asked to participate, I thought, I don’t do skulls. Turns out, yes I do!
 I am having the most fun I’ve had in a while creating pieces. I’m recycling, repurposing, staining with coffee grinds, painting, cold enameling, casting resin and concrete skulls. I’m integrating old broken jewelry, vintage lace and scarves, found objects, bezels and SKULLS! I’m loving it.
 Even my dress is recycled. I found it at a thrift store and have been building the bustle with salvaged dryer softener sheets. Of course i dyed it to look like I crawled out of a grave:]

Here’s a look:

Create peacefully, Jomama

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

On to my next project

So the Emmy's are behind me and I have to say, what a ride! The excitement around #craftingtheemmys was incredible. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Now, on to my next project.
I've connected with the great folks at the Makers Square in Fort Lauderdale to help with a Victorian themed Day of the Dead formal ball, Danse Macabre. Doesn't that sound fun?
Now I'm not normally into skulls, but I have to say I've been rocking it!
Here’s a look at some of my skull jewelry. I've even worked in some items for the guys. These one of a kind pieces have still got a little of my bohemian vibe while preserving the planet :] 
Peace, Jomama