Tuesday, July 1, 2008

burn the copper


These are all new pieces, other than the long zen stamped connector, from an order that went out today. The Chaffinch above was etched, then dipped in patina, rubbed down, then doused good with a torch for a lovely iridescent pink overtone. It looks like it was dropped in gasoline but I like the effect.

The owl craze has bitten me as well, especially after listening to several great horned owls hoot back and forth to each other in the woods near where my husband was working the other day. I had to call my dad, a wildlife biologist, to convey the sounds to him to make sure I was hearing that particular species. Click on the owl text below for a closer view.

hoo hoo HOOOOO!! Shout it out, this is what the great horned owl sounds like. Go ahead, your neighbors won't mind. Mine haven't said anything so far. It's hot and everyone is a little crazy this time of year.

I'm happy to be a guest editor on Art Bead Scene Blog this month. Look for my first post sometime later this week. While this crazy month is progressing, I'm still trying to live by this.

8 comments:

Lorelei said...

I couldn't wait. It was killing me. The suspense. I had to log onto the blog and look.
*grinning from ear to ear* These are so wonderful. Words cannot even describe.
I hope they arrive soon!!
p.s. I'm going to need 2 more of the bird pendants. One for my bird lover friend Tara (Who I know will fall in love with that!) and one to sell so then I can keep one for myself. You are so flippin' talented.
GO YOU!

Jennifer Stumpf said...

lorelei! you peeked!! tell me you really didn't get up at 3:15 a.m.
i'm delighted anyway, that you like them! there is one more i didn't include on here, so you will have a little surprise. :)

Jennifer Stumpf said...

oh, wait, 6:15 a.m. i forgot this is on west coast time. still!! they should get to you within a day i would think. =)

Lorelei said...

I peeked, yup. at 6:15am with coffee in hand and serious bed head. I couldn't help it! They are so wonderful!
Let me know when I can order more from you! Will they be going up in the etsy shop?

Jennifer Stumpf said...

probably this evening i'll put some on etsy.

Gaea said...

Ohhhh! Ahhhhh! These are amazing!

Lorelei said...

Oh Jennifer! My etched pendants arrived! They are so fabulous in person! I love the owl pendants and the bird is awesome. And I love love love the french script! I instinctively ordered some copper toggles, can't wait to put something together!
I think you should list these AND some stamped word pendants!

Jennifer Stumpf said...

thank you both! lorelei, your enthusiasm just makes me laugh (in a good way!). thank you kindly.