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Monday, June 18, 2012

Busty Is Finished and So Is My first Cabbed Pendant

She has been nothing but a pain, but she is finished. I now have a jewelry bust mannequin affectionately called, Busty.

As I noted on my last post, I used Laura's (CookOnStrike) tutorial to make Busty. Busty did give me trouble, though it was no fault of the tute.

Gluing the paper to the form was tedious in the extreme. So, what I did was work on it for a little while and then go to another project I had going, which was to cut cabochon templates.

About 50 or so templates cut from heavy plastic with a razor.
After all the hard work, I was ready to paint. I decided to use spray paint. I chose an off white flat color. However, when I went to use the name brand expensive paint, the can kept spitting really bad!!! Busty looked like she rolled in glue and then jumped into a pool of sand.

Click to see the sandy bumps all over her.
So, after panicking and swearing, I sanded her down as much as I could, grabbed my husband's really cheap flat white spray paint and reshot her.

Much Better!!
 And, here she is all dressed up with no where to go.



I just finished this piece this morning. It is a Sonora Sunrise in copper.



And, I finally wrapped up my first cabbed cab. There is a story about this. I wanted it to be special because, well, because it was my first. I went two bead stores and couldn't find what I wanted for it, but as time went on, I realized that I loved it without the beads. I also love it with raw copper. So, here it is. I love it just the way it is. :)



As for all those templates.... I will be getting a trim saw tomorrow and will start roughing out some cabs (preforms). I'll probably get the Genie via UPS in a week or so and I want to be ready to start cabbing as soon as I get it. LOL! Wait till you see some of the slabs I've been picking up. :)

You may notice that I changed my photo format. This is the format for Etsy. You'll have to click to get a better view. 

Thanks for your input regarding my long posts. I shall blog when I have the time and will do it to my heart's content. :)


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