Thinset, mirror, china and vitreous.
It’s been a while since I sat down and blogged here but between two computers breaking down, needing a break myself and just being busy, this blog got put aside.
Then a few days ago a friend who is a potter went to refer one of her friends to this blog and realised I hadn’t been doing it for a while.
So thanks to Bridget I’m back.
This wonderful car brooch is a piece called Road Trip and is a collaboration between Chuck Domitrovich who did the metal work and Cynthia Toops, a polymer artist.
The piece is only 3.75 inches long by 2.125 inches tall so that is a lot of very small threads and patience.
This is beautiful, a true micromosaic, from the 1880’s Egyptian revival period with the center image of an artfully wrought scarab in brilliant colors against a white ground. Measuring 2″ with the bale x 1 1/8″ wide. The metal is gilt silver, decorated with bits and bobbles in classic Etruscan design. The back has the original beveled crystal and frame and holds a bit of ivory watered silk.
This gorgeous and very unique necklace has a beautiful antique look. It features a mosaic pendant and each little glass piece measures 2-3 millimeters. The entire necklace is 38 inches in length, made with 4 strands of 14 k gold filled chain and faceted sodalite stones. The filigree clasp adds another antique touch to this work of art.
A tsam dancing mask inside the temple complex of Choijin Lama in Ulaanbaatar.
The temples, now also a museum, were built between 1904 and 1908 for the younger brother of the last Bogd Haan, the political and religious leader of Mongolia.
The religious objects in the museum, including a famous collection of Buddhist artworks, original silk icons and tasm dancing masks, are kept ready for Buddhist chanting ceremonies.