Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Give away - as if holding bubbles and words

It is a long time since I have had a give-away - the blog milestones just seem to go by before I'm aware of them - I'm past 900 now.

When I posted on my efforts to use resin on Friday I asked for advice from others who use this medium. Our blog community responded in a gentle positive helpful way; and some folk said bubbles in resin is good. So I decided to give away some of the pendants with bubbles - maybe a reminder of the bubbles in champagne.

So the five pendants below with some champagne crystals are on offer - all made from offcuts of silver-plated EPNS and copper.

©2015 Barry Smith - As if holding water (and bubbles) pendant forms
The three circular ones, made from silver-plated copper 'feet' from a vintage bowl, with red beads are also to be given away.

©2015 Barry Smith - Beads and bubbles
Each pendant form will be accompanied by an inspirational couple of words - see below.

©2015 Barry Smith - Simple inspirations on metal
So what do you need to do to be in the running for a pendant form? Simply visit this blog post and leave a comment letting me know: if you would like a pendant; and whether you prefer the more triangular-rectangular or round form. The first 8 people to leave a comment will receive a pendant and words.

I learnt from the Friday exercise that I prefer the square and triangular forms. I have cut some more offcuts. I will give the resin another go keeping in mind the hints and advice offered.

©2015 Barry Smith - As if holding water - second trial
I thought I might finish the blog post with a photo of a leaf on wood - I was fiddling with a long thin pliable leaf whilst having a coffee on Friday.

©2015 Barry Smith - Knotted leaf on wood


  1. I like all the shapes but probably prefer the triangular or square/rectangular ones. I think the unexpected things as one works in whatever medium can lead to some lovely pieces of work.

  2. I really like the way you re use beautiful but unwanted objects to make such interesting treasures. I've especially enjoyed the development of Megs treasure trove

    If I'm lucky enough to 'win' one of your give aways I'd love one of the triangular/rectangular pendants.

  3. bother said the white rabbit, I am late for a most important date. so am I, the Internet has been on and off all evening. I am no good at winning give aways but just in case, I don't care what shape, just as long as I win one, please!

  4. Barry--

    The triangular pieces are very interesting.

    Irene Peake

  5. You are not only immensely talented but so generous as well. No need to put my name in for your give away as the postage would be prohibitive, since I live on the other side of the world from you, but it's always fun to see what you are up to. The recipients of your champagne pendants and positive words will no doubt, be delighted. Enjoy all!

  6. I rather like the angled ones...and anything that reminds me of champagne is always good. Haha.

  7. Barry - you are a true bowerbird using every part that you can :)
    I love the leaf earrings and pendant that I have which you made.
    In this case, your use of the offcuts is great. Like you, I prefer the triangular / rectangular form.
    Good luck with this. Peaceful thoughts to you.
    Judi McKail

  8. First choice because I'm up late!!! Are there pools of water in them, Barry, or are they the bubbles you refer to? They're simply lovely. Annie B

  9. I think I'm too late Barry, but that doesn't matter because I already have a lovely collection of your treasures. I'm so enjoying seeing you find new ways to make beautiful things. Bubbles are beautiful!

  10. I, J, P, IP, AA, JM, J, AB & C - thanks to you all for taking the time to participate and for your supportive comments. Once I have your postal addresses I will send the pendants on their way. Go well. B


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