Friday, March 25, 2011

Wearable Vessel Necklaces and a shop update


I've been hinting at a project I've been working on for quite a while and I'm finally ready to show you what I've been doing out at the band saw. (besides acquiring band-aids on my fingers)


This is an idea that had been in my sketchbook for quite a while.  It was inspired by my children who love to bring me impossibly tiny flowers when we're out walking.  I wanted to be able to honor these sweet offerings and I imagined them being carried as we went on our adventures, so I decided to make wearable vases.


Each wood piece has been cut, carved, and sanded (hours of sanding!) and then fitted with a tiny glass vial.  A few drops of water or some damp floral foam makes it a happy place for freshly-plucked green things but I think it will serve equally well for holding tiny feathers, twigs, and leaves or maybe an air plant or something.  They hang from an adjustable leather cord in dark brown.



I've put a few of these in my new big cartel shop (see the "shop" tab at the top of the blog) at an introductory price. (blog readers get first dibs, yay!)  They, along with some other new work, will be in that shop until Monday at which point they will move over to my Etsy shop, at regular price.   If you're so inclined, I'd love it if you'd pop in and have a look.

Some other goodies in the new shop today.

Wool moss brooches

Wool and oak moss brooch

Sporophytes and walnut necklace

I made myself a vase necklace too out of a spectacular piece of walnut that I gathered with my dad in Illinois.  I'll show pics soon.  Now where is spring?  I need to gather flowers! (under our 12 new inches of snow I presume)

Have a great weekend, everybody.

21 comments:

Cozy Memories said...

oh my gosh girl, you keep your secrets well !!!! The wearable vessel necklaces are pure genius ! Love them to bits !
you, my friend, are extremely brilliant !
have a terrific weekend !
oxox

umelecky said...

Amazing stuff Lisa! I love the sporophytes and walnut the best.

dosfishes said...

What an incredible idea and so beautifully crafted, oh my gosh! xox corrine

kristin said...

be still my heart...these are breathtaking Lisa!

susan christensen said...

SO cool! I love the idea of a flower vase necklace. Aren't sketch books the most wonderful dreaming tools?

This is My Life said...

That vessel is just beautiful. What a creative idea. I knew you would come back from your blog break with something wonderful.

Mousy Brown said...

Yippee! I finally got there in time to get one of your beautiful brooches!! Persistance pays off LOL Have a good weekend :D

Tara said...

These are amazing! Beautiful! Can I gush some more? I love those wool brooches too. I think you may be singly responsible for turning me into a brooch wearer.

k said...

Your new work is continuing to blow me away. Wow. Hoping you get a bit of spring soon - and have a good weekend!

Dennice {Fringe} said...

Oh my word. I'm in love. What a completely fabulous creation. You're a marvel and a genius, dear Lisa!

I see a boo-boo bandage on your finger. Hope it's nothing too serious.

Have a beautiful weekend!
xo

Scrapiana said...

So beautiful, both in the thought and in the execution.

BlackStar said...

You are TOO cool! I love those.
All that sanding! As someone who spent years sanding (carpenter), I know how much work that is.
And a new shop to boot!

Tumus said...

super cute! I too have been eyeing Big Cartel for new change of pace. Let me know how it goes for you :) I have some friends over there who seem to do pretty well and like it. They say it's peaceful and nice to not worry about fees overly much.

Laura said...

I love that idea of a wearable vessel! Perfect when you have small children around but great if you don't have them too because it's so lovely and grown-up (in a good way). Great work!

Nanou said...

You are a genius, Lisa, a fabulous genius and a poet at the same time. Your art requires so many different skills ! It is an everyday celebration of Nature and of the treasures of the forest. You make our world even more beautiful ! Your very unique creations always fill me with wonder and then I smile and think of them all the day ... I guess I also dream of them !!!

Thank you so so so so much for mine :))) I cherish him and try to make him happy as much as I can. These past days, he wanted daisies, only daisies, morning, midday and afternoon ! He is admired by all the little (and older) eyes he meets, all sparkling eyes ! I live in an appartment, but I can tell now that I have a garden :)

Plesag give a healing kiss from me to your injured fingers. They are heroes, yes, heroes !!! :D

ZenCrafter said...

Lisa, this is such a beautifully elegant and functional idea, perfectly executed. You have such a love for the materials you use, and it shows in the finished pieces. You are amazing in all you do, and I don't know how you pulled this off along with donating to Crafting for Courage along with that other job, you know, the mothering one that no one thinks is a job, etc.! Hope you are enjoying some relaxing time this weekend. And I LOVED hearing your voice on the radio show you linked to earlier in the week. Just think of all the accents mixing happily together when all of us meet. Some day, right?

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Thank you so much, everyone. It's always a little unsettling when introducing new work, and I really appreciate your support.

Terrie said...

Lisa, your works are always stunning, gorgeous with admiration of nature and certainly made of love and heart.

Chelsea said...

those vessels are incredible. wow. great job.

Margie Oomen said...

gorgeous wood and necklaces, one of my favorite combos
you are a genius girl and you could be on my calendar anyday

Bricolente said...

I'm in love of your wearable wood vases !

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