Heirlooms – August, Shop Update

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A quick update on some new arrivals to my Etsy store, Embers & Stones. If you’re not familiar with my work, alongside creating art I also like to spend some of my time handcrafting fantasy-themed jewellery; mostly using wire-work techniques. I hope you find some time to check it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

I decided to try something new this month. I’ve done quite a few earrings, necklaces & bracelets now, but with the holidays approaching (…well when I say approaching ๐Ÿ˜…) I thought it would be fun to experiment with some little decorations instead. So far there are 4 of these ornaments up in the shop; this being the ‘Heirlooms’ collection, but I might try some other variations as well.

Early Holiday Mode & WIP

Weird as it is for September, I’ve been on a little binge of Christmas/holiday movies that usually come out on channels like Lifetime. Although not known for their deep or complex storytelling (you should be watching for happy endings anyways ๐Ÿ˜), I find they always cheer me up. Princes from made-up countries, handsome ghosts, and oh yes I believe they’re called chick-flicks. ๐Ÿฅ

Anyways, I’ve been at my sketchbook while watching one of my favourites; The Spirit of Christmas. Thomas Beaudoin in period outfits is a bonus too.

 

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I’m working on several pieces at the moment, for a little change in pace in the way I work. This siren piece is still in the works, hopefully to be completed by the end of the month. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m trying to get better at taking photos during painting (sometimes I just forget…).

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siren painting in watercolours