Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Kokeshi

I made this little bead last night, its inspired by the kokeshi dolls of Japan. Kokeshi were usually made from wood and laquer paint and were for children to play with. This one is about an inch tall and will be cast in pewter. I'm going to stay up and make a snail charm to go with my mushrooms. I have this fantasy that I'm going to start making my silver pieces into finished jewelry and having 'collections' and be in galleries. Although appealing, and not terribly difficult, I don't I have the energy. Maybe if I had an assistant, to string the designs, then I could do it. I am the slowest stringer, ever. I'll just contemplate it some more, maybe add it to my things to do list. Well, the work is going good, we've been casting like crazy and buffing till dawn.

12 comments:

Andrew Thornton said...

Oh it's just so CUTE! I love it. It reminds me of Girl with maybe Paddy since Frick is just as big as she is.

fairyfestivities said...

im SO BUMMED that you havent applied to vend at spoutwood fairie festival. our vendor coordinator said she has tried to contact you but got no response. poopy!

posie

Melissa said...

I played with Kokeshi dolls when I was a child (although none were as detailed and cute as this). I can't wait to see the finished bead...

katarinasmama said...

Ohhh! The Kokeshi doll bead is so cute...and I know the wish for assitants in general...but if you put it on your list...it will happen...your work deserves a gallery for sure!

whimsymoon said...

Your Kokeshi bead is adorable! I can't believe all the detail you manage to get into such tiny pieces!

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Cynthia Thornton said...

I'm glad everyone likes her! As for the Fairy Festival, it slipped my mind and now I'm bummed too! I looked at the website and the vending applications are over. The email must have gone to my bulk folder.

Jeremiah Ketner said...

wow,looking good. I want one of these sexy beads.

Ulla said...

I do hope your fantasy comes true - somehow! This little one looks like your little one... funny how that happens! ADORABLE!

Pia K said...

Supercute! As is most things including a cat or two...:)

Jean said...

ths is adorable and your plans make great sense. I am so proud to just...know you!

heatherwynn said...

me...aka. personal cynthia stringer for hire :)