Monday, July 21, 2008

I'm Getting Rusty!

I was going to skip Mixed Media Monday today. With a theme of "rust" I had no ideas ... until I remembered my little garden angel I made a few years back:
May I say, that when I say "made her" that I really did!? From a sheet of steel. Using a plasma torch. And ginormous head shield thing. And manly-man-sized gloves!!! What a She-Ra I am! The (what looked like) hundred-year-old machine shop in northwestern CT - I am SURE - had never called a meetin' on, say, insurance policies, or that OSHA thing because what were they thinking to let me in there -- unsupervised! OK, my hubby was there to make sure I came home with all limbs still attached, but still!? :-)

Anyhoo, I was working on garden art ideas for my online store at the time and wanted to make some proto-types. So here was the sweet little one from my collection. After cutting, I added some craft-store rusting medium and let it take it's course. Today I embellished her with some wire and beads.

Then, I saw this cute little candle holder I have ... with rusted accents ...and wanted to dress it up a bit, too:
I received these cute little paper clips from Melanie in my first swap, and used one to hold a little "Blessings" tag. Attached with narrow green satin ribbon and accented with a glass bead.

10 comments:

Zuzu's Blog said...

Oh I love your little angel..I would love to be able to make my own metal ornaments.. you could sell those to people for altering.. lovely..nice candle holder too well done

Misty said...

i love the angel and the candle holder! Great finds!

Rae said...

That angel is darling!! I cannot even begin to imagine where one starts to make a rusty metal angel! You are so inspiring!

I just got home today from vacation and guess what was here? Your fabulous giveaway! Thank you so much!!!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your angel is very lovely! What a beautiful piece of art! The candle holder is wonderful, too!

Em's Blog said...

glad you managed to come back with all your limbs lol and such a gorgeous angel!

~*~Patty said...

Your angel is Lovely as is your candleholder, very nice rusty pieces!

mixedmediamonday said...

Oh,Jeanne, your angel is gorgeous, and what fun it must have been playing with all those man tools! Diane

Melissa~ said...

Jeanne,

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad you did so I could enjoy yours!

I love you angel and your pretty blue room too! Can't wait to see what else you do with that.

I have thought about stenciling on the walls, but haven't been brave enough yet. Maybe I will try it now!

♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

Gillian said...

Your angel is just devine Jeanne, such an original piece of art, lovely candle holder too.

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous.

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