Monday, 1 June 2009

Belle Armoire and stamps



Sometime last year Judy Wilkenfeld mentioned she had been working on some new castings and asked if I would make a piece of jewellery to utilize one of her dolls. I felt very privileged to be asked as the work was going to be published in Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine by Somerset Studio. Judy also asked Jen Crossley, Deryn Mentock, Diana Frey and Kecia Deveney if they would produce a piece too. It's amazing how different the pieces we all created were using the same doll.

I don't usually work with dolls in my jewellery as they seem to be everywhere, but these little creatures where lovely to work with.
I was able to easily drill into the doll so that I could attach it to the huge star washer with brass wire and brass nuts. I made the steel chain and soldered all of the links. I added some of my hand made fabric beads and an assortment of semi precious stone beads to complete the project.

I'm very grateful to Judy for giving me the opportunity to participate in this enjoyable project. Judy has these lovely little dolls available in her Etsy store.





I've also added some new stamps to my etsy store.




28 comments:

Dale said...

congratulations, i'm so happy for you that your beautiful piece made it into the issue of belle armoire jewelry! I've ordered it myself, and can't wait to recieve my copy! I'll keep an eye out for the article when i get it :).

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Cngratulations on publication! That is always validating.Love all the great creative energy going on here. You are so productive!Obviously, your work is your passion.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Huge congrats!! I love your work-so gorgeous!! So creative!
LOVE the carved stamps!!!

Jeane said...

congratulations! a very well deserved opportunity! it's a wonderful piece :)

Melita said...

Hello,
I came here via Dot´s to say that I like vety much your coloursense - beautiful work !

Heather said...

Love the jewelry and congrats. on making into Belle Armoire. I love all your new stamps too. Such simple designs but so effective and versatile.

Terri Kahrs said...

Ro, congratulations and "hugs" on your publication in "Bell Armoire". Your beautiful work is amazing and the honor is well deserved! Kudos! Hugs, Terri

katie jane said...

This is a beautiful necklace and aren't you special to be asked to make it! Congratulations. I'll look for this issue at my bookstore, as we get this publication here too.

Dot said...

Well done Ro! It is lovely to see you getting some international recognition. Love your new stamps too!
Dot x

azirca said...

Congratulations on the publication Ro, that is wonderful and well deserved. I love how all of the artists who worked with the metal dolls have all created something so unique from the same piece. Your necklace is stunning, I also love your bird stamp.

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

Ro, I so love your blog, your jewelery, stamps, journals, and just the lush colors that you use, I am giving you the "One Lovely Blog" Award! Stop by my blog Follow Your Bliss for details!

Best wishes,

Laura

Elizabeth said...

Ro !! What a fabulous job you have doen with Judy's doll- she could not have found a better person to create such an inspired piece!! Congratulations!!
I also love your new stamps. I am about to post some of my bird stamps at my ETSY site as well- I have sold them in the past but have not had time to get back to them. I know that your's will not last long. Your poppy seed head is still one of my favorites!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Candace said...

Congrats, Ro, you so deserve more recognition and publication. And I will definitely get my copy asap.

Your work and Judy's are perfect complements to one another, imho. And I MUST grab up some more of those stamps!
Kindest regards from
Candace in Athens. x

Julia said...

Hi Ro,
Wow your doll piece is spectacular!!!...love the bit of cloth added to it too..Your stamps are great....love the bird....xxx

Jen Crossley said...

Congratulations dear Ro your is just so beautiful
Jen

Judy said...

My dear mate Ro,

Your artful jewellery piece flattered my lil doll so beautifully and for that I cannot thank you enough.

It is great when you have such trust in a friend that you know when you ask for such a piece as yours to represent the Aussies artists along with Jen, that the standard, care and quality from you and Jen would be only the best.

I too am so glad to watch as your magnificent artworks debut in Belle Amoire.

We are all very grateful to Stampington for showcasing us all, as a group.
xo

Kim said...

Ro, this is fabulous, lovin the red touches! Congrats on the publication, the piece is wonderful. Judy just makes the best bits! Okay, now I promised myself one of those poppy stamps so...

Jacky said...

Ro your piece for Belle Armoire is fantastic. You are so talented. I cant wait to see these pieces in print so will keep an eye out for it!
Gorgeous new stamps!

Jacky xox

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Ro...
Wonderful to be published in a magazine, and Ro your piece is gorgeous! Would love to see what the others made too.
Stunning stamps :) Jo xx

rivergardenstudio said...

I am so excited for you... the piece is just gorgeous. and your new stamp are wonderful as well, I love your artistic spirit... your work glows. Roxanne

Sam Marshall said...

Congratulations!!!!I love the piece made. The stamps look amazing.

Shayla said...

Ro, congrats on such a special opportunity! I'll have to get the magazine. Normally I'm not crazy about dolls in jewelry either, but I love what you did here. It made me think of Peter Pan's lost boys. The way the silver goes over the face, dark in some spots reminds me of a mask and the child's outfit reminds me of pyjama sleepers with the little feet in them, plus the red cloth looks kind of warrior-like. A delightful piece.

San said...

That is a lovely creation. And congratulations on your inclusion in such a wonderful publication.

I love your stamps too. Thanks for visiting my blog a while back. I've been away for a while and am trying to catch up!

Karen Cole said...

Congrats Ro, what a wonderful way to be showcased. What a beautiful piece. I'd frame it!!!!

Leslie said...

Congratulations Ro! I looked for that issue of Belle Armoire the other day, but it wasn't yet on the stands. Your piece using Judy's little cast Charlotte is beautiful!

grrl+dog said...

This is a great idea and very smart marketing. I see those lovely flattened links...

Regina said...

Ro,
This piece is spectacular! I'm especially drawn to its asymmetry. Congrats on publication - Belle Armoire is one of my favorites. I'm just learning to carve my own stamps, so you've also given me some inspiration on those.
Regina

Gaby Bee said...

This piece is amazing! Congrats on being published. I am really happy for you!