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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

WOYWW #69 - More of my space and my Steampunk Necklace

OK... here I go again after a very busy week. Happy WOYWW to you all, and if you don't know what I mean please visit Julia's wonderful blog Stamping Ground..

My desk is now back to normal... ie chockerblock full of stuff and stash which just MUST be available in case I need it!!! Tee hee... So I have the almost mandatory 6"x6" bit of mat to work on... why do we do it ourselves??? I will tidy up soon, honestly... jewellery has continued to take up much of my time and I have made myself a steampunk necklace which I have fallen in love with!!! Sorry, that sounds big headed but it's just that it actually came out like I planned!! It's below for you to see, after you have been treated to another peer around my room...
Above is the next space round to the left, from where we left off last week.. boxes and drawers all left over from my late husband's time as owner of this space. I just have so much more stuff than him so it spills over everywhere!!

Round again, you are behind my chair and the desk is opposite. The door is just coming into shot. Pete made it open outwards to give himself more room... it's very useful. Below is the bit beneath both these sections, and I keep many of my ink pads, tools and plates in the drawers on the left.

 You can just spot my little cat, Smudges, disappearing behind the chair. As I am writing this, she is sitting on my feet!!! Mephie is out just now...

Here is the steampunk necklace. The base is a book plate thingy from TH and so are the gears, keys etc. The copper coils I made myself and am very pleased with them. I filled the gap in the plate with black UTEE and stuck in a couple of the gear pieces, then built up from there. I am now about to start on co-ordinating earrings...

I am really happy with this piece. Freddie has been taking some of the other pieces into work for sale (I have sold three more bits since last week!!!) but he says "the girls won't like that one as much"!!! I told him they would NEVER get the chance, as it was designed and made for ME!!!!  Tee hee...
Thanks for getting this far, if you have!! I am off to try to get round to see you all now.
Hugs
Frankie
xx

25 comments:

Rosie said...

I thought your blog was called "dragon's wee" at first!!! Oops sorry. I'm so crazy about your steampunk necklace, it's FLIPPIN FANTASTIC and I want one ... I love your workdesk too, so many interesting bits to nosey about in!! (58)

Linda Elbourne said...

I LOVE your space ... I have an overwhelming desire to stroke everything and that necklace is fabulous!

Twiglet said...

Great steam punk necklace!

Tracy Evans said...

Great space and well your steampunk necklace is fantastic I am not surprised you are please with it I would be thrilled. Have a good day, Tracy Evans (18)

Sue said...

Hi ya
a lovely creative desk, some gorgeous creations on it, lovely storage,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

butlersabroad said...

Lovely room Frankie, all those little wooden drawers are fantastic. Love that necklace too, is it heavy? Well done for selling more pieces too.

Hugs
Brenda

lisa said...

Ohhh Frankie. You have the most wonderful room full of lots of wonderful stash. I had to enlarge your desk to have a really good nosey, Sorry!! but it's just so interesting. I see you have that lovey window stamp out from TIO last week. I think I might have to indulge in that one, I don't have any windows!!
Your necklaces are fantastic, you have quite a cottage industry there.
Thanks so much for sharing your space,
Hugs Lisax (109)

Helen said...

Thanks for showing us more of your lovely space, and your necklace is fantastic!! Is it not very heavy to wear though?

Netty said...

Girls won't like this necklace....WHATTTTTT they will adore it, even older girls like me........and they don't get much older I can tell you. x

Chrissie said...

Wow what a lot of lovely stuff, great storage. I'd love a good nosey through all your stuff!
Chrissie

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh Pete had it all organised huh - fab way to use up the space. I can't get over your desk, it's scarey (jewellery) and compelling at the same time! Very clever piece of steampunk there gal, and yeah, I think Freddie may be wrong too...!

sasa said...

Great looking desk - I can feel the artyness - lovely stuff going on everywhere. Let the real girls decide for themselves!

Sarah (sasa 27)

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I always figure if you like something so much you don't want to part with it then you've done a good job. Who needs something to be for everyones taste anyway!

Von said...

I'm in love with your neckless Frankie ....it's to die for drop dead gorgeous :)
Von

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow what a fabulous necklace - I so must have a go at making one! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl

oneoff said...

That is an amazing necklace. And as for keeping it for yourself, well, it is always good for people to be able to see what you make! I can imagine spending many happy hours working at that desk.

Susan Allan said...

Your desk is very busy but so well organised. I love your necklace too.
sue xx 15

madebyKarla said...

So much storage space, it's great! Love that necklace! that steam punk collection is very popular! I keep seeing blog entries about it! thanks for your visit ;)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm always intrigued when I see crafters working in media I'm not as familiar with. You did a marvelous job with that necklace. It's good to read that you have sold a few of them, and I can see why you would want to keep this one for yourself. Sorry I'm late, especially since I was #1 this week.

Candace said...

lovely crafting space

Hugs Candace #86

craftimamma said...

Hi Frankie, It was lovely to bump into you at the Artisan show on Friday. Hope you managed to get back there on Saturday as you hoped. I had a pretty horrendous journey back up the M1 with the Friday night commuter traffic combined with the awful heavy rain and spray. Never mind the show was great and well worth it.

The fabulous necklace................. ooooh, I've seen it irl now and it is fantastic and so trendy and wearable. I fell in love with it too and the earings were perfect. No wonder you're selling similar items like hot cakes.

Love your workspace. All those wonderful mysterious boxes and drawers just crying out for a delve, Lol!

I'm off now for a good nosey round your blog.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Morti said...

Gorgeous necklace Frankie - wtg! Your craft space reminds me of mine - every last inch is utilised to its full capacity! Fab.

nerllybird said...

Amazing necklace! I'd love to see a pic of you wearing it, I should think it would double as a weapon should you find yourself in a dark alley, lol. Love your little 6" square crafting space, too - I have one of those! Helen (16)

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Frankie, your jewellery is stunning - I love it and your blog.
I have popped over to say hello as I will be joining you on the Stamp Man team, which I am so looking forward to. I will see you again soon.
Luv Brenda xxx

Artyjen said...

Great steampunk necklace...have fun wearing it! :)
xoxo Sioux