Panda WIP

Calamity_JOctober 27, 2008

FINALLY!!! I've started back at something!!! Sheesh! So to take you back to how this started...Klinger and I were out Thrift storing, and I found this metal frame..that just spoke to me of having leaves and something dangling off it. And when I got home, my tesserae exchange from Luisiana Greetings was here, and when I opened the pkg, it had the most wonderful leaves!!! Then I decided on a panda, and a crystal for the dangly part. I found a panda pattern and shrunk it down to a size I wanted to use, and this is what I have so far... It isn't finished yet, and I envisioned the leaves different but am not adept at wire work so...it is what it is...so far...

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texaswild

Well, it's about danged time you showed up w/a project!!!!, and a darlin' one at that. You have such original ideas. If these leaves are the ones I have from Michaels, this is a very small piece. What's the height of the stand? Wish I could solder. When I went to RoboMargo's barn sale I bought three pendants made from shards. She said she uses copper solder. Think I'll have to do some research and Heaven forbid I try another phase of this hobby, but yours and MEADEL's work has put an idea into my head. Oh, where is that other lifetime I need for all the ideas I'd love to work on.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 8:43AM
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Calamity_J

I have to do a copper patina on this, and redo the face, I just drew it on with a marker to see how it would look, but so far it has gotten me back in my room again! YES!!!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 8:48AM
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daisyme

Jane, your whimsical little panda is a delight hanging in that charming frame. The leaves are perfect on there. You have a great imagination and this piece is adorable.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 9:19AM
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silvamae

How charming! and the leaves are great.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 9:35AM
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klinger

Janie, great to see you at it again. That is a tiny panda and the whole look is great,
Cindy

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 10:40AM
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texasfern

Inspirational! Soldering is a dream of mine to Slow, I will just have to add it to the list.
Not having place to work makes it sooo difficult!
Great work Calamity!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 1:07PM
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cindiloo

Cute, cute, cute! The leaves make it perfect!
Glad to see you back in your shop!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 3:48PM
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katishooked

Cute panda. I like the way you dangled the leaves.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 6:37PM
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shrty411

Very Cute!!!!! Glad to see you are back at it!!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 8:54PM
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nanatricia

very,very,very cute!!!!!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 9:42PM
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nicethyme

very cool Janey Bo! I especially like the wire wrap details

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 9:46PM
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theeggshelllady

Oh, I love pandas! Very cute, I like the leaves, it's a very nice touch!

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 8:37AM
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meadel

I was wondering where this went to !! Its adorable !
I think your wire wrap is great ! I was wondering if you did jewelry too.
Can't wait to see what else is in store for this !
Lori
(and Thanks for the patina hints too!)
(and would love to know what is in Slow's head too !)

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 5:24PM
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lovemosaics

That is the cutest thing!

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 5:55PM
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Louisiana_greetings

cj, that is too cute. i like what you did with the leaves, very unique. i want you to know that i have been lookin for some more of those leaves ever since the exchange, cuz you liked them so much, but i have had no luck at all. they were on sale at one of the wal-mart here, and there are no more to be found, i really wanted to send you some more , cuz after i saw some of the boxes sent , in the exchange, had so much stuff, i felt i should have sent more.i do have some of the little leaves that slow mentioned, ( from Michael's ) if you would like some of them, i would be more than happy to send them to you? but they are much smaller.
bonnie

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 8:22PM
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mermaidmosaics

Calam, I too love Panda's saw some baby pandas on the news yesterday and this is so adorable, looks just like those babies. and the leaves and your use of the bamboo stand. Awesome and a perfect blend of materials. Glad you're back

    Bookmark   October 29, 2008 at 12:29PM
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fiddlekate

What a darling Panda! Looks like he is JUST about to grab at those leaves! Very sweet!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2008 at 12:33PM
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Calamity_J

LG! You sent just the right amount of stuff, I still look at it all with glee!!! Wanna use it all! A nice variety! So...I'm at work...my fav thrift store(truly!) and there is this lovely big mirror that nobody likes...and everyday I am shocked it is till there, and it calls to me...oh ya jane..you know you want me...

    Bookmark   October 31, 2008 at 2:41AM
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meadel

You work in a thrift store !! lucky you. Kind of like a fox in a hen house eh ? lol I chuckled about the mirror..I can totally visualize that conversation adding in some Cinderella images. mirror mirror on the wall...I want to be decorated by the best of them all !! hehehe

( funny, I was just wondering if you can paint the back of a mirror, say if I wanted to make some of those moravian stars out of the mirror in my hallway..I don't like the reflection it shows me these days..Who is that old woman in there anyway?)

    Bookmark   October 31, 2008 at 5:50AM
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