Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wearable Art: Taupe Accessory Ensemble, Part 2

This 6-piece taupe fashion accessory set (cap, infinity scarf, mittens, legwarmers) I made is now available for purchase ($50) at:

Fashion Attitudes
55 East Paulding Dr
Dallas, GA
(New Hope Publix Shopping Center)
Phone: 678.217.5982

6-piece set: cap, infinity scarf, mittens, legwarmers
Made by Susan@SusanCalvert.com
While we are having a warmer than usual winter presently, temps are certain to drop in a few weeks with the ringing in of our new year. Stay warm with stylish accessories such as these.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Wearable Art: Taupe Accessory Ensemble

Made this cap, infinity scarf, mittens and legwarmers over the weekend. It was my first time working with fancy trim. I like the way it moves. Jingle! Jingle! Hope you like it too.

6 pieces: Cap, infinity scarf, mittens, legwarmers
Made by: Susan@SusanCalvert.com

Monday, December 7, 2015

Fashion Attitudes Holiday Open House Dec 12, 2015

You're invited to attend an Open House @ Fashion Attitudes Consignments, Saturday, Dec 12, 2015, 6-9pm, located @ 55 East Paulding Dr, Dallas, Ga.
Fashion Attitudes is an upscale consignment boutique filled with designer clothes and accessories. Several pieces of my handmade jewelry will be available for purchase along with my hand painted pillows. The items there are priced to sell. My wares will be 10% off during this event and would make for fab stocking stuffers.
Hope to see you on Saturday!

Front side of pendant
(From an original painting)
Back side of pendant
(One 1 left in stock)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Etsy Shop

Hi Friends,

Been a long time since I last posted... So many changes... So little time....

I'm restarting my art engine again. VROOM!!!!! Click on the pics for details. Enjoy.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Soldering Process, Part 2

In order for solder to adhere to the perimeter of an object, it must be covered with copper foil and burnished.

Copper foil is available in different  widths to accommodate various thicknesses of objects.  The blue foil dispenser on the table below contains several rolls making it easy to dispense. 

Susan's Foiling and Burnishing Area

Copper soldering foil has adhesive on one side allowing it to stick to an object. For the most secure adhesion, clean the object with an alcohol wipe, let it dry and then add the foil.

Foil is placed on an object as if wrapping a present. You miter the corners making it as neat as possible and burnish or rub the foil until smooth to remove air pockets.

Completed copper foiled and burnished pieces
Visit my website to see the completed soldered pieces above and others.

Click to read: Soldering Process, Step 1.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Soldering Process, Part 1

Thought I'd share some of the steps involved in creating my handmade soldered china pendants on my website at http://www.susancalvert.com/solderedpendants.html.

Below is my portable cutting and grinding station.

Portable Cutting and Grinding Station
To create it, I dismantled a lamp shade and draped heavy vinyl over it.  I pull the drape over and work inside the area cutting and grinding pieces to be soldered.  It's not 100% tight but it is pretty good.  I wear a long sleeved shirt, gloves, apron, safety glasses, ear muffs and a dust mask while working.  The system is simple. Clean up is a snap.

Winking Woman
"Winking Woman", 1 x 1-3/4", $28 (includes shipping and a 30" adjustable ball chain) is available for purchase on my website at http://www.susancalvert.com/solderedpendants/ladypendants.html.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day Soldered Pendant

Every day is Earth Day.  Yippee!  To celebrate, I created some flora soldered pendants.

Single Leaf Soldered Pendant Necklace
There are several way we can make a difference this Earth Day.  Recycling and upcycling come to mind:

Upcycling refers to reusing a product in a new way without degrading the material it is made from as opposed to recycling which generally involves breaking down the original material and making it into something else, using more energy.

My handmade soldered pendants are created using pieces of broken china dinnerware.  I solder and add a jump ring to create a necklace.  I think this is a cool way to reuse.  These flora pendants would also make a nice gift for Mother's Day.  Check out all my designs.