Friday, September 16, 2011

"Happy Little Mistakes" with Soldered Boxes and Filigree

As a proud Momma one has to brag..My little guy saved for 3 1/2 months so that he could get this Wii game..I am so proud of him..Great job Josh!! Momma loves you.

This week I have been playing with filigree..Attaching it to long soldered boxes..

at first I was unhappy with the solder flowing over the filigree..
my initial idea was to have the filigree show..

...but I quickly started to like the look of the solder covering it and still leaving some holes peaking through..
One of those..Happy little Mistakes..

..and once the pieces were finished I added some patina to give them that overall "old" look.

"Create","Found" and "Reminisce"
created with brass sheets,filigree,trinkets
and a resin.
Now in the Shop.

I also had a chance to finish up a mini journal..It was in need of something special hanging off to the side and so I filled one of my soldered boxes with something different..
a fabric bead...
Ooh I just love that hard metal with the softness of the bead.
"Emerge" can be found Here.

"Only as high as I reach can I grow

Only as far as I seek can I go

Only as deep as I look can I see

Only as much as I dream can I be"

— Karen Ravn

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by


Judy said...

Your pieces are just wonderful Cat! Sometimes our best work are happy mistakes.

Way to go Josh!

Jingle said...

WOW! I agree! That is a very happy mistake! Those look amazing!!!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Cat! Wow, these are awesome, love them, great job. Never know what you will create next, you talented little thing. And thank you sooooo much for posting the new e-workshops button, really appreciate it. Hugs, Riki

yoborobo said...

Is that Phinneas and Ferb? I'm coming over to play!! :) Your work is always stunning. xo! Pam

Lori ann said...

aw josh, he is so cute! he looks so proud too, well done (mama too!).

your pieces are gorgeous cat, love all the detail, they are all little works of art.

Lupe Meter said...

Your creations are stunning, Cat! I love it too when mistakes turn out to be happy little mistakes! You really learned alot from your class in soldering. I would love to take a class in that...someday, I hope to!

Sharon said...

A serendipitous event! Say that fast three times... ;)

Really gorgeous work, love the textures, the sentiments, and the feeling your necklaces evoke.

Whosyergurl said...

Cat, the one looks like wings! I love wings. Just added your shop to one of my favs. I don't know why I just now found you!
xo, Cheryl

Katy Cameron said...

Pretty, loving the new work

Chris said...

I LOVE "happy mistakes"! And these are wonderful~~the message, the resin and the flowy solder. cool!

Martina2801 said...

A great work of art, dear Cat! Unique and beautiful!

sharon said...

These are so fantastic Cat! Love all that metal goodness and the contrast of the soft fibers....Yuuuumm!

Prządka said...

Hello Cat,
at first I feel honored with your visit to my blog. I look at your blog very often, because I love your works. I think they are beautiful and unique. I would like to have such talent :)
I love handmade works. I'm trying my hand at this field, but .... :)
You ask what I write on my blog. Well, mostly I write about what excites me (music, movies) and about my everyday life. In my last post, I reflect on what I should do during a long holiday. I also write about cycling trip outside the city. That's when I did the photos that you liked.
If you wish, you can use the gadget, "Translate my website," to know what I write in my posts. This gadget is on the right side, under the profile photo. Translation will not be perfect, but it does not matter :)
Whew! Talker of me :))
Thanks for your visits on my blog, Cat. It's very nice. Regards from Poland!

Prządka said...

Hi again Cat,
you made me pleasure your answer, thank you. And now let's try to solve our problem. I think, this button is not active, but after selecting item "angielski" (English) from a list of languages ("Wybierz język") and next using underneath button "Przetłumacz" (Translate) - it should be OK :)
I will be surprised if it does not work.
I also want to tell you, recently I use browser Google Chrome, it's really perfect. It gives you the ability to automatically translate every websites in other languages. It is worth to try it out :)
Forgive me if I write about it, what you know good :)
Hugs, Małgosia

mairedodd said...

can i just tell you how in love i am with these bezels and the work you made with them? so incredibly wonderful... i adore how you do/see things...
and the poem, so very very fitting... keep reaching and dreaming...

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

These are gorgeous Cat, I love the way they look. Are there really ever any mistakes? Not in your case I guess. xox Corrine

Anonymous said...

Wonderful work!! Love these necklaces :D

Lynn Stevens said...


Anonymous said...

wow, love your designs!!!