Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Etsy update

I've spent the last two days updateing our etsy store so be sure to go check out all the new things. http://www.zoaart.etsy.com/.

Tony has been playing around with his metals and has cast in bronze,copper and silver! And what i mean by that is he mixed them all together and we've come up with our new Bohemian Metals line! This is so beautiful! And the really great part of all this is the metals are all recycled!

Yes recycled! We made a trip to the salvage yard and found an old chest with a brass kick plate, Tony removed it and used his Hack-Saw( he loves that) cut it into pieces to use for casting.All of our copper also comes from the salvage yard. So where does the recycled silver come from?As you all know i work in PMC (precious metal clay) and i make all our original pieces from PMC then Tony makes a mold and we cast it. Well i take the slip and make tiny cookies on a hot plate and then cook them in the kiln at 1650 for 2 hours, and there you go.....casting grain. Everything is recycled in this house, no wasted materials here.

So here is our first Bohemian Metals casting......




So just let us know what you think and be looking for more Bohemian Metal real soon.

Here are a few other little ditys we put on etsy......






I'll leave you with a picture of my new hair cut.Love it......

13 comments:

Lorelei said...

Oh you look stunning in this pic! I love the hair. I've been playing around with the idea of long sweeping bangs...
I love all the new goods in your shop!
I'm so stoked to get my first Zoa Art beauties!

Gaea said...

Your new work is almost as sweet as the two of you are! So lovely!

Anonymous said...

The three dimensional aspects of your hand charm are wonderful!

Tony and Lisa Blackwell said...

Thanks to for the lovely comments.
Just to let you know we will be haveing a givaway in the next few days and who ever has commented on this blog will be entered into the drawing. But if you also make a comment on the drawing blog you will get your name entered twice!So make comments!And let me know who you are.....Lisa

MarshaNealStudio said...

I just love reading about what you two have been up to. The new work of recycled and combined metals is stunning to say the least.

I feel the need to buy a finished piece from you guys... do you have the finished bracelet from this link available? I just absolutely love it!!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16460058

And the haircut is just amazing like you Lisa - always is...

Erica said...

Great new stuff, sis! And I LOVE the hair.

paula best said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new recycled line. you guys are brilliant. also love the new pics....also love the new hair!

i just got new hair too!
it was great seeing you guys in detroit.

Carlene said...

I'm really likeing that swirly piece you have pictured. And I love the idea of the recycled metal! I'm hoping to get into PMC this winter. Wish I was closer so I could take one of your classes.

seth said...

The patina on the heart is spectacular. Looking forward to seeing more in this series.

Tony and Lisa Blackwell said...

You'll never believe this but there is no patina on the heart. That is all hand polished into the piece.Crazy right!Tony works really hard.
Thanks for all the great comments and dont forget to check back Saturday for the giveaway.
You'll get your name enterd twice.....If you also comment on the givaway blog that is....

Lisa Hoffman said...

Just found you on Seth's Blog comment section. How incredibly great to find a Blogging Couple.
I'll be back...

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