Whilst trawling through ebay I came upon a neat job lot of Indian brass and pewter bits and bobs, which included 2 dented and poorly made teapots. However on closer inspection I saw 2 tiny little monkeys on the lids and I bought them. Then I stored them under the stairs and forgot about them...as you do! Sometime later whilst stalking Petra's ScorchedEarth shop I saw her stunning monkey god charms and had a light bulb moment. So I retrieved the tea pots and carefully parted the monkeys off the lids and set about making a wire frame that would keep them upright and allow me to attach the monkey charms. Here is the result
Please excuse the photos but at the moment it's dish water grey over here and it's really difficult to get enough light to shoot. Here's a closer look at these chaps.
I wire wrapped labradorite and sunstone, added a few metal charms and aged with liver of sulfur. I'm quite tempted to keep these, cos they look great on and I'm not sure I'll ever find monkeys like these again.
Whilst I was in Indonesian flow I made these drop style earrings.
I used a different aging technique here, because liver of sulfur doesn't age plated metal very well. I used black guilder's paste and turps and painted it on. After it was dry I buffed it up.
The next earrings use some amazing ceramic discs from http://www.etsy.com/shop/RaggedRobyn. Irish wax linen and Petra's drops.
Love the blue washes, just dreamy.
These next ones use some vintage bone antelope ( I think they're antelopes), vintage metal beads and ceramic drops.
Lastly Petra's oversized beadcaps, one of my personal favourites from her shop, with dangles and czech glass fossils.