Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gaelic Gearworks

Gaelic Gearworks

[For sale here on Etsy!]


Bright silver colored polymer clay, glazed, stamped with gears and a Celtic knot! Includes a drop of glittering silver Czech crystal, on a silver colored chain of 18 inches. The pendant is 2 inches long.

Resembles pewter, but much lighter in weight, and will not tarnish.

Queen of the Cat People, class with a cult following.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sub Rosa

Sub Rosa

[For sale here on Etsy!]


And all shall be well and

All manner of thing shall be well

When the tongues of flame are in-folded

Into the crowned knot of fire

And the fire and the rose are one.

T.S. Eliot, from Four Quartets

The perfect companion for delving into mysteries both internal and external.

A magnifying glass, mounted in a finely detailed copper colored setting, hangs from a necklace of Czech crystals, onyx, and black vintage pearl beads, on a copper colored chain with two large black onyx roses.

This lariat necklace is 26 inches long, with no clasp, and the pendant is two inches long.


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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Royal Treat!

Royal Treat

[For sale here on Etsy!]


From a series of candy themed pieces I made last year. This polymer clay pendant is a mix of chocolate shades from white to dark. Stamped with a Fleur de Lys, and finished with a metallic gold glaze. Includes a drop of Swarovsky crystals in chocolate and caramel colors.

The waxed cord is 18 inches long, and the pendant is 2 inches long.

Queen of the Cat People, class with a cult following.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Half a Mint!

Half a Mint

[For sale here on Etsy!]


This charming polymer clay pendant was part of a series I made last year, for a "Chocolate Factory" themed event.

The pendant is modeled after a chocolate mint, molded and detailed by hand in dark brown and light green. The green is UV sensitive material that glows in the dark and under blacklight. The drop is catseye and Swarovski crystal.

The waxed cord is 18 inches long, and the pendant is 2.5 inches long.

Making candy out of polymer clay is so much fun :-D Although not my typical pagan, gothic, or steampunk gear. I wonder who might like something like this?

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tiger Sheen

Tiger Sheen

[For sale here on Etsy!]


Genuine tigereye beads paired with gunmetal black seed beads creates a striking bracelet, for the office *and* the goth club ;-)

Inspired by Victorian era hairwork jewelry, back when I started working on research for the first Salon Convention.

The ladder clasp makes this piece adjustable, from 6.5 to 9.5 inches long. If that's not quite to your liking, I'm available to make custom bracelets in this style at specific lengths.


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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ludmilla's past lives.

Ludmilla [for sale here on Etsy], was the sort of piece that took a few tries to get right. Originally it was constructed by bead stringing, and I wanted to add bits of scraggly black coral branches but couldn't find any at my usual bead shops. I tried to substitute bits of black ribbon, but I wasn't happy with the outcome (or the picture, but its the only one I have):


After putting it aside for a few months, I got pretty good at making my own beaded chain, so I tried again with Ludmilla. I think the extra metal in the piece really helps tie it together with the key ring. It's not drowning in frosted quartz anymore. I gave up on the look of imitation bracken all together. I like it much better this way :-)


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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Gilded Cage, IAF Auction.

I'm involved in a group called the Interstitial Arts Foundation. A few months ago they put out an anthology of short stories called Interfictions 2 and invited artists to make small, portable, and wearable art inspired by the stories. These pieces were put up for auction to raise funds for more IAF projects. And I volunteered to do the photography, of any piece that the artist hadn't already photographed themselves. So much fun :-)

I also made a piece for it, and got it in right under the wire. Here 'tis!


Gilded Cage by Cris Fisher

Inspired by:
To Set Before the King by Genevieve Valentine [read it here!]

Onyx, obsidian, Czech crystal, & gold toned brass.




Friday, June 4, 2010

Elegant Cats Friday!

Getting back into the habit of boosting the signal ;-)

From the shop Spirited Gifts on Etsy,

Poised Feline

From the artist of Spirited Gifts:

Ancient cultures used bone to make tools, ceremonial objects, and adornments. Whale, moose, eagle, and many other animal bones were used depending on their location.

I carved this feline buffalo bone then applied a gold inlay. The bone has very fine grain and is dense. This allows a high gloss finish. This pendant comes with an 18" antique silver plated chain which has a lobster claw clasp and is packaged in a fine satin gift pouch.

Although I repeat designs, no two are exactly alike. I carve each piece individually and they are all original and signed.

Go shopping, people! It's Friday!

*None of the items or businesses promoted on Elegant Cats Friday are made or owned by me or my business. If you ever want me to take down a piece of yours or shop link, or if I get some of the information wrong, email me right away and I will take it down or fix it ASAP :-)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Quartz Battery

Quartz Battery

[For sale here on Etsy!]


If crystal based batteries work in machines both large and small, they can also power the appeal of jewelry.

Two large, faceted quartz crystals energize this piece, as vintage pearl-beads glow along conductive lengths of bronze and copper colored pins and Czech crystals. A copper mounted magnifying glass gives it even more weight and function. It is both dazzling and useful.

This lariat necklace has no clasp, and is 24.5 inches long. The pendant is 1.5 inches long from bail to edge.


Queen of the Cat People, class with a cult following.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sepia Curio

Sepia Curio

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This Eastern-styled vase pendant, cast in antiqued resin, hangs from an opulent chain of onyx beads and striking crystal drops in tones of chocolate and sepia.

The chain is 24 inches, lariat style with no clasp, and the pendant is 2 inches long.



Queen of the Cat People, Class with a cult following.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

River Swan

River Swan

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Another elegant black swan pendant! This time, matched with glossy black onyx, some smooth and some faceted. Plus Czech crystal in shades of blue and green.

The beaded chain was made by hand in a lariat style, and is 24.5 inches long without a clasp. The pendant is two inches long including the crystal drop.


Queen of the Cat People, Class with a cult following.