玉件重新組合

以前也做過一些玉器飾物,都是送給智子的。她就是愛收藏我替她造的各類天然玉石飾物。我向來對玉不算特別鍾愛,但也收藏幾件不錯品。近來發現這幾件,我把原貌改造重配。變得可愛了,又合日常用;相當滿意,這過年用正好。

Some jade accessories or gem stones accessories not seldom in my collection, but those I usually sent to Tomoko my Japanese friend; she was the one love those my handmade and her favorite Jade especially.

I didn’t focus much on jade accessories myself but few nice ones have been good keepsakes in my treasure already.

Found these jade parts in recent and try to re-organize them in a cutie and more practical for causal mix & match.

Lunar New Year is coming, let’s them on me.

write her a rose

 

The fabric is given from a friend, Louisa.  I know she loves handmade stuffs and calligraphy.

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a hair clip also be used as a corsage; back by lace with handmade edge-burnt roses with pearls and ribbon, always great to attach with a jewclay pendant; I made a little L lettering by marble-mode pin with a sparkling lilac stone.

If it looks like a piece of bacon

I use to put some materials into a tray and try to figure out a hair accessory design; yes, simply says this is best to do mix and match.

My girl had a glance over, said, “what you can do with this piece of bacon.”

Bacon! No way!

Well, it really looks like a piece of bacon, in frank.

I finally remove the bunch of buds and let the metal parts hallow out for the ribbon colors.

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我慣常把一些物料隨意堆在一起,相信這是大多手作設計人喜歡的習慣;這是 Mix & Match 最好方法。

我女兒遠瞟一眼就笑:「妳想把那片煙肉做什麼?」

「什麼煙肉?」好吧,單看這絲帶顏色實在太像了;也是這樣要拼合時,有點困難——是顏色比重上的猶疑。

想不到用一個同色系的鏤空粉色金件,它成為主角,也好把後面毛線綑環的彩虹色全透出來,造出一個很特別的撞色效果。

這既可作頭飾,也適合夾在胸前當胸花使用。

 

Bowtie makes everything better

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a small piece of woven tape found in a leftover materials assortment pack, its less than 1 meter nothing good to be made.

Simple always the best, tie a bow; bowties always make everything better.

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在一包什項碎件物料中找到這織帶,只得一米不到的長度。這類織帶總有個令人苦惱的剪邊,那裡會一直散開來,一不小心,整條織帶會走樣得不能再用。貼士:使用這類織帶,必須使用膠紙封好邊就是。

這織帶的配色已經太精彩,簡單的蝴蝶結,就是最美的表現。

 

Jewclay with Swarovski crystal butterfly on burnt-edge Camellia.

Engraved Jewclay with a Swarovski crystal butterfly is great to enrich the layers and gradation of color for burnt-edge flower.

This camellia in red, I used some recycled jewelry pouch, some pink chiffon petals and date-red ribbons.

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China produced AB Clay

Folk sometimes asked me if any cheaper clay produced somewhere cheaper than #Jewclay, #DeCoRe or #CrystalClay can be used as substitute.  One of my friend found me this names AB Clay produced in China.  She hand-carry for me, as this is prohibitory item if shipped outside China or even courier to HK.

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After tested, I would say this is totally different thing from clay, this only could be called glue or gum.  When I try to pinch the called “clay”, the touch feeling is right same nipping a piece of chewed gum you pull out from your teeth; and no matter how skillful you are trying to fix the clay surface or smooth the mold-up on the plate it would stick back to your finger-tip.

I have no doubt on its to roll on a ball and then roll on the tiny crystal stones instantly for lower labor time but don’t expect the stones could be in a tidy order or on a perfect smoothness.

And Finally, I only could shape it in best I can to make it a rabbit look.

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In fact, I would count this work a test but the clay is failed for its purpose.

 

Up-cycling Set

Up-cycling Work; the necklace was broken into pieces some years ago, as how we see its in photo it has turned to out-fashioned and hard to match with clothing even yes I can fix it.  It’s a very ancient Chinese ink washing painting styled, nice but bit of too much not quite easy to carry in days.

I rather to transform them each in completely a new style.

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First work, I let the biggest 2 parts which almost in same shape to be a new brooch.  One to be back by a semi-precious stone names wax gourd, loll with a fresh water pearl.

Another one, back by a golden painted wooden ring.

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The smallest part, I back it on a piece of mother pearl.  This, besides tassel, Swarovski rhine stones on JEWCLAY made beads and a semi-precious stone names water-melon.  A full version but a emerald mood well integrated.

Certainly there are some design restricted in transformation, even JEWCLAY may not able to cover or replace as all.  They change to be useful in wardrobe again at least, worth do.

一條由幾件金件組成的項鍊,因為其中一件損壞,變成整條項鍊沒用。可是,這淡金,刻有花鳥景致,很有古樸中國風,但也因為太濃重了,幾件組在一起,我總覺得配衣服也不易。

所以我決定把它們幾件拆成幾套全新形象的首飾。

首先,將兩件最大件的金件,單獨配了木,另一件配了片圓的,名為冬瓜石的礦石,並加了一顆淡水珍珠。另一件我用了一個繪金木環。兩件成為胸針,看來既華麗又優雅。

小的金件,我只能托上一片貝殼、圓片。為豐富整條中式垂掛長鍊,把 JEWCLAY 搓成陶珠,配上Swarovski 晶鑽。加了片厚重的西瓜石;這件作品加入了很多元素,但整合了一條很有綠寶感的呢。

這個農曆年,我會把這些帶著四處去炫耀一下了。