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Pastel colourway joins the robot army

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We're hoping to have a large range of robots at the Little Big Market on the second...so... Waiting to join the others are these pastel ones which still need finishing and bails glued on, but they looked so jolly cute they were worth an entry on their own. The army is slowly growing... we also want to have some which are richly coloured but translucent... no sparkles just colour... watch this space!

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Cute dinosaur pendants

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While experimenting we thought there was scope for something cute with wide-ranging appeal... hence the Dinosaur project begins... It may well become competition for the robot army although the robots are much bigger.. somehow the cuteness of the dinosaurs is likely to garner as much attention We will be making them in similar colour-ways to the robots, both transparent and matt finished, and with and without sparkles (these ones are actually a very soft pale green... my photography leaves a little to be desired sometimes!). While the dinosaurs will look really neat as pendants they could also make very cute brooches. The ones in...

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Studio resin pendant weekend...

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The weekend rolls around again and with it the chance to spend more quality time in the studio. Today it was the opportunity to finish making  some lovely sparkly, summery resin pendants... they are in the silver surrounds as the silver backing catches the light and reflects back through the translucent resin and really enhances the pendant's texture. So now as with the robots I'll experiment more with colour, sparkle and design combinations. The cute little display stands were some white canvas on wooden stands I found but I've painted them black to use in the display at the craft...

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Robot Army growing

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A few postings back I put this picture in (left) and said I'd be making some more to keep this wee chap company.   So after a suitable amount of procrastination I've now increased the numbers to 5.. and counting,,,  I think  the numbers are only limited by the number of combinations of colour and sparkle... after all these are pretty blingy robots! They are 7cm (2 1/2 inches) tall and, once they have their bails attached to the back of their heads, they will look pretty cool hanging from a long chain.... though they could also have brooch clips added...

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Darn....Valentines Day is coming

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While I'm not a huge supporter of splashing hearts all over the place and tend to find the rampant commercialisation of valentines day to be a little over the top and frequently a bit crass...  I do however  think there is a place for an all year round acknowledgement of romance in the world... in a slightly more subtle form... Hence the embroidery on the right. We're going to do them in a few different colour-ways (pinks, browns, blues, greens and of course Shades of Grey!) and then mount them on foam board as pictures. As the embroidery isn't large we might...

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