Saturday, May 20, 2006
The toy is made of a green polyurethene cord called Paulie cord tied onto a metal ring, with plastic pony beads and foam beads strung on it.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Below is a close up of the center of the bracelet and the hammer. It is a sterling silver reproduction of a Thor's hammer that was found in Birka. I like it because it is small enough to fit in a bracelet and it has a simple design. It was amazing how hard it was to find it too. The trend in Thor's hammers appears to be big, and highly decorated. I did find out that there is a wide selection of sterling silver charms out there for a lot of other religions though, so if I ever get a commission that includes a charm like that I know where to look.
The beads are silver beads made by the Thai Karen hill tribes and are just amazing. All of the findings and the fly charm are sterling silver.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
It's a bit hard to tell because the pictures are a bit blurry, but the toy is made out of thin strips of leather which were tied onto a solid right, then pony beads and little wicker balls were strung onto them. It was really easy to make, and as you can see the girls like it quite a bit. I've gotten some more ideas for other bird toys and I'll probably try to make them up and give to A to try out in their regular cage at home.