Monday, December 12, 2011

New Christmas Pieces!
Just in time for the SpookyTime Jingles update tonight at midnight are several new pieces! First up,..
a Snow Moon Luminary! Her eyes how they twinkle,..her cheeks how merry!

The colors of this tree inspired my entire pallette...and I have had too much fun playing with it sister Dusti and I planted it in this beautiful urn in plaster, painted the urn,..and it's been great fun as a photography prop to display new pieces set around it or to hang new ornaments!
This candy cane star seen below is on eBay this week, here for the auction. But the Candy Moon ornament below it is offered on STJ for December! This tree has vintage white little flocked and feathered birds on it as well as a real vintage treat,..pastel colored mercury glass beads. This tree is so kitschy and retro! Here is another shot of what has to be my sweetest Christmas piece,...the Snow Moon Luminary! I found a vintage milk glass hobnail type lamp base,..and its creamy white colored glass with the hobnail edging reminded me of peppermint candy,...and snow,..and ice,..and all things wintery and good. So I made this moon top to fit it! The lamp works and has a turn key type switch and a white cord. The moon has rosy cheeks and stunning eyes,..and a candy cane clutched in her smile with a bird on it! The snow white bird I sprinkled with German Glass glitter. The moon face also has glitter, but a sugary looking kind that is superfine and opaque! Like snow,..or a really good sugar cookie! Her party hat has a little "Merry Christmas"sign/ornament hung from it. The trim on the hat is a lush faux white fur. Bright Blue eyes! Also offered on STJ this month are the following ornaments and tree toppers! These two have a few brothers and sisters on eBay this week! Such glitter and bling!! I love up close shots,..where they become so monumental! Here is the Moon King Tree Topper,.. His little bow tie is just too cute,...
and a beautiful crescent moon tree topper,...
And here is a Wise Man, no,..a Wise Moon,..bearing a gift! He is a candy container or gift box all rolled into one. He is mounted on the lid of a gift box,..and a smaller gift could be tucked inside!
These may be the last Christmas items available from me addition to what is still on eBay, here to see my listings. Then I have a few orders to wrap up, and then I am going to be painting for a while when I am in the studio. My sister and I have new projects to begin that will start in early 2011. More of our painted mirrors called trumeaus,..and I am getting a kiln in January! That means real clay production now!! Until then, I can't wait to settle in and enjoy Christmas with the family! It sure does come and go wicked fast. I plan on making lots of Christmas cookies and treats,..more gifts for family,..and having as much cozy fun as possible with my tribe.
Merry Christmas,..Happy Winter Solstice,...and may your year's end be Merry and Bright!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Christmas Variety!!

This Crimson King Skelly Lamp replete with glittered crown ends December 7th on eBay!

He is fantastic lit in the dark!

And down below,..I fell in love with making these one day, started and couldn't stop! There is a whole crew of smiley Snowmoons and Snowmen,..and a Snowgirl too! A few of these are still in progress,...a few more available on eBay! I love the old timey vintage ornaments with the chenilelegs and arms,....hence this fun tangent,...

Here are a few that ended up painted and listed on eBay this week...

My old standby! I LOVE this one's face! Don't really know if I care to part with him...but he is on eBay too! He is so happy!
A hanging Candy Cane Star Ornament,..

And a matching Snow Moon,..candy cane in mouth!

I made two Moon King Tree Toppers,..both are sold, is one...
(I am making more of these!)
Here they are!!
And some more of the jolly little snowguys,...

And a crescent moon tree topper and stars,..

Here you can see the dramatic difference in scale...

Happy Moons! Large Moon Lanterns,..15" and 16" deep!!

Another shot,..I just love this picture for some reason.

That's all from my neck of the woods this week! Hope your holidays are happy!
Thanks for jingling by!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Snowmen and Snowmoons!
Been having fun with the clay recently,..sculpting tiny and big,..her are some of the tiny works in progress,...

I like to sculpt tiny first thing in the morning as I'm drinking my coffee!

Later in the studio I finish pieces, it was this Snow Moon Lantern,..

And a Snow King Tree Topper,..
A handful of fun,... these are works in progress,..have since been painted further and are hung glittered and drying,.. for our new tinsel style feather tree!

And the biggest snowman I ever created,..a large snowman floor lamp created last year and sold to a favorite collector last Christmas!
I want to make another one! But am working on a pair of tabletop ones,..with a different kind of nose,..
More pics to follow of that project later!
This guy below,..went on eBay tonight,...

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Something for the Nice and Something for the Naughty!
Two new and completely different lamps from my studio this week! Here is my Snowman,..his crown is re purposed from a carafe! It reminds me of more things that could come from Santa's Magical Workshop and the North Pole as I thought of them as a child. The lamp base is a functional electric lamp with a roll cord on the switch. I painted the lamp and used a very cool new type of glitter paint in aqua. I found a very old tiny bluebird flocked ornament that I sprinkled with a touch of the same German glass glitter I used on the Snowman, and I perched him permanently onto the glittered candy cane the snowman has in his mouth. The crown comes off of the snowman, revealing a lantern shaped hole in the top, that lets out light. There are two tiny holes in the top of the snowman on either side of the lantern hole so he could also be strung with wire and hung as an ornament or lantern.

To bid on the Snowman Lamp, here

He uses a nightlight sized bulb and I like it lit with white light,...

Here he is unlit without his crown!

Unlit with his crown,..
Here in this photo below, you can see a hint of the next fully decorated feather tree to come!
We love the vintage glass ornaments, and the indented ones, too. We also got lucky enough to find a vintage strand of mercury glass beaded garland to use on our next tree (in pastel Christmas colors!)

A look close up,..

And NOW for something COMPLETELY different! I hope your children weren't naughty this year. I really do,... I would hate for Krampus to come to your house instead of Santa. I would beat him with his own switches! But I just love the old German tale and really anything about devils. They're just so fun and kitsch! Here is another fully functional lamp. Much like my Halloween Devil lamps,..except with the lolling Krampus tongue and green eyes. I just love how this one turned out....

He's so creepy!!!
He looks best with a flicker bulb which comes with him. I even put a faux candle wax drip on the lamp's sleeve in black...
If you like him,..too, here to bid! He
starts tonight at ten pm EST.
I also have a small Krampus ornament,, and a snowflake ornament here!
Look for an adorable miniature SKeLLy cHRisTmas LaMp soon,..our next feather tree,..and some more moon ornaments and tree toppers!
Thanks for your support of Handmade!!