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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

WOYWW #111 - Jewellery Making and V V2 Demise

Well, I am not a happy bunny just now as my No. 2 Victor Vagabond has gone and wented!!! Died, deceased, defunct, is no more, has gone and stopped working!!!! Can you believe it?? I made a lovely rosette one day and the next but one, he would not do ANYTHING!!!! Nothing, nada, zilch !!!

I was making some jewellery this week and my desk looked like this...

 These are the makings of my first pendant. I put a metal butterfly into the frame and poured in UTEE.. You can see the finished piece here....

 For the second piece, I used some other Vintaj bits, a round blank and a large dragonfly.... This is how I found out my Victor had stopped working... I wanted to put the round blank through the machine in a folder, but the engine just went "phutt" and that was that!!! It didn't even try to put it through. So out came the trusty Cuttlebug!!! Thank goodness I kept it, because I would be stuck everytime the Vagabond decides to stop!!!
This is my trinket box - well one of them... I started with this one, and have gone on to have many others, but none bigger than this one... I am making jewellery this week to try to forget how upsetting my mum's behaviour is just now... she is getting worse, progressively, but today she was everso lucid, so that was nice for a change!!!

 So here is that piece, where I popped the two together on the same  ring. I made a hole in his wing with my newest TH toy - a hole maker, which you will see shortly... the folder is a small, flowery border one, then I rubbed and polished to show up the pattern...

I said yesterday, when I showed this piece, that I would make some earrings and wrap the hook, so I did that today and here is what they look like now...

The earrings have these ickle pearly beads inside the flowers, so I used the same ones to add to the copper wire wrapping the hook, and the square beads are the same as those on the necklace.

So here is my desk on Tuesday evening, with that necklace and earrings ready to photograph - opps, already done that one!!! - and what can you spy here then??? My ickle TH hole maker thingy, AND a blow torch!!!! Yup, I am getting ready to try some copper working and want to alter the colour when it's done... so that might be what I show you next week... and why would I do that?? Because that's what we do, who subscribe to Mistress Julia's wonderful world!!! It's such fun, you should look if you don't already!!!

Well thanks for looking, and for leaving your lovely comments, which always make me SO happy...
Love and light
Frankie
xx

24 comments:

jude said...

Frankie i am lost for words MR Vagabond 2!What is going on i have read soooo many have had to go back makes you wonder if theres some fault!Mine i have to say touch wood(as she taps her head)is still going strong.Used yesterday no problems.
Hope you get it sorted ,one thing has come out of this im not going to sell my big shopt now...may just need it some day!
Love your jewellery oh that butterfly and dragonfly are beautiful.Love dragonflies as that was the name of my craft buisness.
Dragonfly crafts so bit partial to them!
Have fab wednesday and a creative week ahead.
hugs Judex 7

peggy aplSEEDS said...

so sorry to hear about your vagabond conking out and your challenges with your mom. the jewelry you are making is beautiful. i just love those vintaj pieces and would love to rummage through your trinket box!

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww sorry to hear about ya vaga, mine dies made awful noise, jammed plates wouldnt go forward or backward, gr took it apart to break them out! Luckily i foned QVC couple months after they will refund my money as im not the only one!!
Gorgeous makes on show hun,thanks for the mocch, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

sasa said...

Sorry about Mr. V - this is getting to be a very well told story...I hope Sizzix get their act together. Aside from that it has not affected your lovely creative flow and the jewellery is all wonderful. Really love the dragon fly. Great work Frankie... who needs a machine??? (well just for now)thanks for the peek today!
Sarah (Sasa at 1)

Kyla said...

Sorry about the vagabond No2! I have read on a few blogs about theirs failing-not good. You are right about crafting being a good escape-glad your mum is having a good day. And as for your trinket box-WOW!!!!

Helen said...

Not another Vaga-gone!! Sorry you are having such trouble with your mum - it's scary getting old! My mum is also suffering. Love your jewellery, good you have it to keep you going.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I would love to rummage in your boxes- all your pieces look fantastic! Patsy from
HeARTworks

NatashaMay said...

Wow! You make such beautiful jewlery! Love all the pieces.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, I love what you're creating!! It's right up my street. I could spend a happy couple of hours riffling through your trinkety box - that sounds wrong, but you know what I mean!!! xx

JoZart said...

Ooh, er! so sorry to hear another Mr V bites the dust... so many of late. I love mine and I don't want it to go faulty but it's a bit worrying.
Beautiful treasure on your desk. You really have a flair for the bijous! I'd love to have a rummage in your stash.
Love JoZarty x

Gloria said...

Oh how nice! Your jewelery looks awesome. You've got a lot of things going on. Thanks for sharing.

Faye said...

Sorry your toy is broken. I have tried for the last 20 minutes to leave a comment here. I've had to restart my computer twice, meaning I have to sign in again to Blogspot and everything else. I think I scrolled too fast. I have a slow connection and the music does something to my limited space, I guess. anyway, I'm tired of looking at the spinning ball.

Anyway, Frankie, I am simply in awe of your jewelry making skills. what you've made here is just fabulous.

And because I'm not sure I can get on here again I will go on and say how beautiful your TIO example is. Beautifully done.

Sam said...

Cannot believe what is happening to the V that shall not be named!! Glad I haven't been tempted to ditch my Big Shot!
Your jewellry is fabulous and the Dragonfly is stunning - but Dragonflies are my one weakness!! LOL!!

Angie said...

I love your jewellery ...that dragon fly charm is beautiful. OMG vagabond really has a problem ...I really do wonder what the % of dud ones is ...and how happy TH is to have hios name on it.

Sam said...

So much stuff Frankie and I love the finished pieces too.
Sam x

Neet said...

I'm going to get scared when I use my V as I have read of so many having to go back. What is happening? Sorry to hear your no 2 has gone.

Neil said...

Hi, thanks for sharing your desk, i'm on a mad dash round, places to go and things to see, so can't stay for a chat! Have a good week. But your jewellery is fabulous! I love how you've done the butterfly and some of your other pieces are glorious.

mariegoodwyn said...

I love that necklace - you have a proper working space- especially with a blow torch - I felt a bit brave using a soldering iron!

Claireliz said...

Your creations are gorgeous, so sorry to hear about your mum & the demise of your Vagabond as well.
C
xx

sandra de said...

So Mr V has no staying power ... truly sorry to hear and what a pain for you. I love you gorgeous jewelry designs.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Frankie, thanks for popping over! sorry running late! my "end of weeks" seems to be very busy would be better if on Monday or weekend for me.. not worry better late than never, thanks for sharing the every so lovely jewellery you have made and your desk- so much interesting happening ( but not Vaga's demise makes you wonder why Tim called it that as it seems to be behaving like a vagabond!!). Happy belated WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

okienurse said...

Sorry to hear about V2 biting the dust! I have some friends here in Oklahoma that bought one and have had to send it back a couple of times also. Think I will stay with the manual BigShot! Love all the jewelry! Sorry I am so late getting around but haven't felt well this week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I realize I'm terribly late this week, but wanted to let you know I stopped by anyway. Enjoyed the visit, even though I didn't have much time to stay. Sorry about your V2, but I'm quite impressed with the jewelry.

Lavinia said...

Hello! Thanks for you vist to my desk last week! So late with my desk hops this week as life & work has got in the way! Love your Jewellery its really beautiful, the Dragonfly is exquisite! Had a good look at your blog & blogs too, you do some really unique & amazing work! Your a very talented crafter! Sort of glad I didn't purchase a Vagabond & bought a Grand Calibur Instead, seams lots of them are faulty! Thank you for showing your amazing makes!
Lavinia
x