Monday, February 25, 2008

Hey Stella!

In my other life I am a performing artist. I have show called Absolute Brightness and in it, Haley's Comet appears, along with the disembodied voice of the irrepressible Mark Twain. I made a shadow puppet of the Bayeux Tapestry version of the comet, which is my favorite interpretation of this particular flying ball of gas and ice and space-business.



Anyway, I was trying to make what I thought was an angel wing. Basically, I made my first brooch, and it's Haley's Comet.





I remember seeing the comet in the 80s. The 1980s. But it also appeared in 1066 DURING the Battle of Hastings. Can you image being a war, and seeing a comet crashing your blood bath? Bizarre. . . And before THAT, Haley's Comet appears shortly after Julius Caesar met his death by the hands of a few of his closest friends (Jules, I know what THAT's like). ANYWAY. . .

I hand-felted the wool, and made it into a circular patch-- it was a coaster for about two weeks, when it occurred to me to cut the thing up. When I did, I just reassembled the pieces and come up with something completely different. Mounted and stitched the pieces onto pre felted felt and low and behold. A comet. Look for these in the electronrings etsy store, real soon!



Also, I have decided to created a new section of the store. It's called neutrons/neutrals. I just figure not everyone digs on color-- so I'm going to start making neutral electrons. Neutrons have no charge-- so it makes sense. Or it is just me. . .

Thanks for checking out this new blog! Come on by this week for more "reviews" of etsy stores, and all the interesting crafty business in-between.

5 comments:

dollface design said...

cool blog :D love these haley's comet brooches, saw them on your flickr page and thought they were awesome ♥ i just started a blog too, it's still kind of a newborn at this point, i'm using it more to plug my shop & wares, but hope to soon be using it as a forum to pretty much espouse & blather about anything and everything that catches my fancy, your's is a nice combination of both, i like it!
layla
p.s. have a good day critique partner ;D

Diana said...

Gorgeous brooch! You are so talented, girl!

Linda said...

You rock!

Hannah Devine said...

i like your wing :)

etherealwear said...

Thanks, yall! I love making these comets. . .
I'm just realizing how much I love brooches-- that they go back to ancient times ya know-- really a fantastic invention!