Wednesday, June 25, 2008

my kitchen table

This is a photo of my kitchen table. I designed the original shape, and had a carpenter make the frame of the table leaving the border raised. I then created the interior mosaic using broken tiles and blackened grout. The edges were painted with red latex paint and then given a coat of polyurethane. The legs were painted royal blue. I just love this table for it's colour and functionality... it doubles as a giant hotplate!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

French beurrier - butter dish

This is a ceramic butter dish I made. The butter goes in the top portion and water goes in the bottom portion. When the top is placed into the bottom, the water forms a seal around the butter, preventing it from going rancid. You can then leave it out of the refrigerator, and you always have 'spreadable' butter!

Monday, June 9, 2008

burned-wood bead necklace

The main beads on this necklace are twigs from my cedar tree in the backyard. I stripped off the bark, sawed them into manageable sizes, let them dry for 2 months, and then drilled holes for stringing them up. I used a wood burner with different tips to create the patterns on the beads. I think it looks very organic and perhaps even a little tribal... something to wear with your leopard print dress!

Monday, June 2, 2008

3 decorative glass bottles

These are regular wine bottles that I decorated using porcelain paint,fimo (polymer clay), rhinestone studs and glass baubles. The studs and baubles were glued on after firing the bottles in the oven to harden the paint and fimo. They were originally used as oil lamps. I had them filled with lantern oil and had a special wick that rested in the opening. But now they just sit empty on my window sill and I love the way the light shines through them.