from my making place

Posted on June 13th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

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Here are a few glimpses into things I’ve been working on lately. Hope you enjoy them!

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Hand carved pine arrow (mounted on wooden box from Target). Inside: handmade copper/rock earrings made from rocks I gathered at Jordan Lake, NC. I added a bottle of RMS nail polish and gave it to a friend.

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I’m working on a commissioned oil painting…more on that later:) This is the neat version of my palette.

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Hand carved redwood earrings on brass mounts.

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Tiny wooden raccoon necklace, custom ordered.

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Hammering copper.

Rough version of a simple hammered copper bracelet.

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Figuring out how to make festival headbands.

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Miniature set of Native American necklaces ordered for a 13-year old boy.

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More carvings in the works.

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The first finished headband (Cash took the pic).

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Light honey stained bear just before I shipped it off.

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Ouch! First bad cut. David had to clean and bandage it while I sank to my knees and gripped the counter. Then I nearly fainted and had to lay on the floor. Typical redhead, haha.

Carving a wolf (I’m fearless, since it was before the hand-cut).

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Cash, doing some leather stamping.

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His finished bracelet.

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Making jewelry. Zia made several pairs of earrings for the pretend store her class runs every Friday. They have a whole life-expenses thing going, where everyone has to make enough money for rent, insurance, car payments, etc. She is a shopkeeper and librarian, besides rocking out her jewelry and clay animal sales. Those are my toes.

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2 Responses to “from my making place”

  1. Mimi says on :

    Wow….a lot to take in! Great pics and vids! I think the light stain on the bears look best and I love the headband you made – it looks so good on you. Nice that the kids are doing so many creative things and Zia must be busy keeping up with her own little creations besides the school store. Love, Mimi

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks! Glad to know you like the light stain! The dark is far more popular–but I like the light, too. There is a lot to keep us busy here, so it seems good for the kids to take a break and just make things once in a while.

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