27.11.19

Art Elements Theme Challenge - November - Fossi

Thank you all so much for joining in with the November theme challenge, I am so excited to see what everyone has made.

November started off so promising, I had so many ideas. I gathered all of my fossils and stuck them all onto my wooden board....


(Please excuse the awful photos, day light is a distant memory!) I had plans for necklaces, hair pins, scarf pins, crinoid/glass earrings, etc. 
I set about making my fossil moulds....


I then made lots of little silver clay fossils, I spent hours sanding the backs flat, the sides neat and I then fired them in the kiln and....


Melted them into blobs (I should have just used the torch but I thought the kiln would be easier)! At this point I gave up for the day and the next day my boiler leaked through my floor and flooded my neighbour downstairs so I had to have the boiler and water switched off for almost a week, 7 days of no running water and no heating and a hotel stay killed all my mojo so I only managed to make one of the pieces I had planed on (you can't win them all)!


Opals are a complete pain to photo so I also made a little clip so you could see the colours.


Please do take a moment to see what the other participants have created -

I hope you all have a wonderful day x



11 comments:

  1. UGH sorry for all your trouble! Great collection of fossils, though, and sorry about the melting incident. I love your earrings with the trilobite! Hope you're having better days!

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  2. The opal earrings are a real treasure. They look really beautiful. So sorry to hear about your troubles though.

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  3. I'm so sorry about all the problems you had to deal with, but the earrings are just wow. Gorgeous to say the least.

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  4. So sorry for all the crap life threw at you but you really came through with some beautiful earrings! You deserve a metal for having excellent coping skills!

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  5. I meant medal! 😀

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  6. Life is so like that. But in the end, you triumphed. Of course. Love the opal earrings.

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  7. I think you should give yourself a big pat on the back for managing to create such a beautiful pair of earrings despite all of the difficulties and setbacks you experienced this month.

    I'm sorry for all that went wrong and hope that all is well now.

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  8. That sounds like a lot to deal with in one month. The opal earrings are gorgeous though. Love the video to show their flash and fire.

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  9. Oh my...I am so sorry for what you had to deal with. That does sort of kill the mojo!
    I love those earrings you created and the opals are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the clip so we could see the colors!

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  10. Wait a minute. You had a house catastrophe and were in a hotel - with kids - and a full time demanding job - and you STILL managed to make these beauties! I tip my hat to you !!!They are stunning. I love the gentle asymmetry. This was a great theme, thanks Niky!

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  11. I hate that you had such a time of it, but the earrings you did get made are really wonderful! I do hope you've recovered your mojo!

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