We went to the Gem Show this morning. We both forgot our cameras, but Walter had his phone. The very first thing we saw was this...He is between 7 and 8 feet tall and very well mannered.
As soon as Tessie got a load of him, she wanted to meet him. He is made of tools, gears and various motorcycle parts of all shapes and sizes.
She seems to think that he would be a great addition to our front yard...I think that the neighbors would run us out of town! Really cool though.
I didn't get too carried away. I plan to go back later in the week.
One of the first, and most original things that I bought were these copper splashes. They are made by dropping melted copper on a flat surface and then hitting them with an acetylene torch at different temperatures to get the colors. The photo doesn't do them justice. I think that I can use them for both miniatures and jewelry work. Irresistible.The ring that Tessie is wearing is one that I got from Walter. I always hit the same booth for rings. It is a lady from China that has hundreds of different ones. It is hard to choose.
I may have to arm wrestle Tessie to get it back.
Here's the rest of the stash....So far. Did I tell you that the bead shows start on Wednesday? I will be forced to go to at least one of the venues for that.
A lot of the things that you see will be used for mini as well as big. I took a little closer shot here so that you can see some of the findings that I got for a dollar a bag.
The white and brown beads to the left are carved bone. I think that they may work for legs on mini furniture.
The ones on the far right are toggle closings for jewelry, but the round ring parts will make perfect picture frames. There are 8 sets per bag. Sixteen mini frames for 2.oo. Not to shabby.
Anyway, as soon as I grapple with Tessie for the ring(and hopefully win) I will have to see what I can do with some of the loot.
I am off to play now.
See you tomorrow.