Time flies when you’re having et cetera…
The months after the PAF were crowded with vacation, catching up with friends, and then a frenzied holiday season. Recently we’ve had time to regroup and get back into our studios, which has been a very good thing.
Some photos of recent jewelry projects are now up on Flickr. ‘Twas a very cold, crisp and BRIGHT – OH LAWD, SO BRIGHT – winter day today, and everything looks extra shiny and SO BRIGHT as a result. But I tried.
I’ve been exploring steampunk a bit more lately, although I’m not really drawn to the fine ‘n fancy delicate aspect of Victorian period jewelry that a lot of people who do steampunk costuming are into. I prefer the look and feel of accessories cobbled together from spare parts found in laboratories, machine shops and airship junkyards, if you know what I mean. A little more clunky and less refined. It’s been fun. Am looking forward to attending The World Steam Expo in Dearborn, MI again this year, come Memorial Day weekend, not to mention vending there at some point.
Tribal style belly dance continues to be an influence as well. Haven’t had the time to continue taking classes in recent months [criminal!], but I’m still ridiculously excited about all the bells and whistles – the accoutrements – as worn by Rachel Brice and Mardi Love in particular. Again, it’s all about the cobbling.
More experiments and photos to come, and soon we’ll be ramping up preparations for this year’s PAF. Stay tuned!
Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dustwardstudios/sets/72157629291036235/