Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What's On Your Workbench Wednesday 206 (WOYWW) + A GIVEAWAY!!!

Sheesh it's Wednesday again and here I am sharing my messy desk for What's On Your Workbench Wednesday (WOYWW). If you want to know about this  or join in and share your desk  and snoop on other's desks around the World go to Julia's blog. It took up to yesterday till the pain and weeping sores settled from me having a bad reaction to having 21 skin cancers frozen off (burnt!! off).my hands and fingers with nitrous oxide. I now have lovely dry scabs everywhere but I can bend my knuckles again.

I had to take some photos of my desk yesterday and everything was neat and tidy as I didn't go in there to try and create till after dinner. On going in there today to take my photos  my desk is a wee bit of a cluttered mess as last evening I finished one of my cuffs. I must explain too that the room I create in is dark as it faces a very wide verandah. We had it made wider then usual as I live in a cyclone affected area so if one came close we can fit three cars out there to protect them BUT it doesn't let much daylight into my room. Even in the middle of the day I use 3 lights when I need to be in there :o)

 
This container of my steampunk goodies is sitting on my chair


Here you can see the finished cuff behind my soldering brick and I am about to solder my steam punk etched eye ball. At the back are my tiny screws, rivets and eyelets.


A closer look at the cuff. I have to clean up the excess resin drips yet but you get the idea.



I used to just use E6000 for attaching things to my cuffs or fine wire but this time I used tiny screws and nuts, then soldered underneath the cuff to ensure nothing falls off ever. With jewellery glue it does yellow a little over time and parts have fallen off in time too. I have a pain issue with my shoulders so I was very thankful I have a drill press and dremel to do any sort of work for me that involves putting pressure thru my shoulders at the moment. Hopefully the specialist I see next week can help me with settling that down.

At the top right of the craft mat is a jewellrey set I made in the past that needed a polish






Behind this is a new card that is a folded box that you open. Instructions to make it are below this post here




On the right side of my desk are some tools, more Ice Resin filled bezels and a puffy etched metal heart awaiting to be assembled soon. At the back right is Black Patina to age metal with and another few pieces of old hand made jewellery that need repair.



At back top left are some of my "torture" tools LOL


Oh and did I try the 1 step looper...well yes I did...it's an awesome tool. There is my first eye pin I have made with it...it's not the best sample as I forgot to bend back a little at the end to give it a better shape. In a twist I had a second 1 step looper arrive yesterday. I pre ordered the one on the left but got an error at the website saying it didn't go thru so I went to a different site and bought the other one.. Then after the second arrived I got an e-mail saying the first one had processed and was on it's way AAARRRGG


Since I now have two I think it's time for me to have a give away again. So please leave me a comment if you wish to be in the draw and I'll draw a winner for next weeks WOYWW.
hugs
Annette In Oz

41 comments:

Rockin Robin said...

I'm game. I've been looking at one of those. I didn't know anyone that used one. Since it has your seal of approval, I'll add it to my wish list! Hugs, Rob

Lucy said...

I am drooling here seeing all your creations! Fabulous!
Hugs Lucy

The Taming of the Glue said...

I love the cuff you've made and your box of Steampunk goodies had me seriously coveting them! Happy WOYWW. Pam#14

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm super impressed with your steampunk collection. And that cuff is gorgeous. I always need new tools and this looper is right up my alley, so to speak. Thanks for including me in the giveaway.

Happy WOYWW from # 7.

CreativSpirit said...

Thanks so much for your generosity Annette, I'd love to try one of these tools.

Hugs,

Rob Keogh

BJ said...

WOW all those tools, puts my little hand drill to shame! Typical about the looper tool, but nice that you're doing a giveaway of your spare one. Love all your metal pieces and was a tad shocked by the sentiment inside your card - LOL Thanks for popping by today BJ#2

Belinda Basson said...

Fascinating desk and all those yummy pieces with those interesting tools! My friend does jewellery classes and she will love this post! #23

RosA said...

I am simply lusting after your steampunk parts container!
RosA # 42

Jackie said...

Just read the sentiment in the card ... Made me laugh!!!
I have a few cat lover family members that if I made a card with a cat on the front and that sentiment inside they would laugh or be horrified!!! Not totally sure which
Jackie 6

Eliza said...

Oh Annette,

Your desk is amazing and to be honest just how I have imagined it, you now have such a wonderful space and I am so pleased for you. I do love the steampunk heart it is brilliant, you can post it this way you know where I live. As for the bracelets etc they are all brilliant, you are such a tallented artist and one I am glad to call friend, it has been a pleasure knowing you all these years. I am so happy you have joined us on WOYWW.

Hugs Eliza

sara j said...

Drop Dead Awesome....your cuffs are beautiful...I am a totally a bracelet-aholic and I would give my eye teeth for these....just gorgeous. Love the one with the wing...do you sell these? Ah heck, Annette, I'm just a big fan of everything you do! The puffy heart is really intriguing...and your steampunk supplies elevated my blood pressure just a tad!
Glad you are making your way back to the nimble after all the troubles with your hands. Now if they can just get your shoulder in line, you'll be in good shape. Hope you have a good week.
Sara j #47

Julia Dunnit said...

Torture tools - hmm, it all looks very scarey to me, but I love what you're making..your mind must be constantly on the look out for pieces to use..Lovely and absorbing. So glad your hands are improving, now you have to resist the temptation to itch as they heal..argh!

Helen said...

glad you are on the mend, it sounds painful... love what you've been making, what a great assortment of goodies!! Helen, 17

Paisley and Brown Paper said...

Incredible work space! Your creations are so beautiful! Those cuffs are gorgeous.

artatag said...

What beautiful things you create, I love it! Hope you feel better soon!

Judy McCarthy said...

Love all your jewellery.I will never get into jewellery, but I do admire it.I need another lifetime to do all the things I want to do, but know I probably never will.Thanks for sharing.
Judy #25 in Oz.

Janene McAnally said...

OMG...I am in LOVE with your steam punk cuffs!!! How can I get one :-). Annette you do such fabulous work...LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Happy WOYWW from one Aussie to another.
Janene #19

Maudieroff Roffey said...

What a beautiful butterfly and box - and such a cute sentiment inside - love it... that blue!! Your cuffs are really fabulous too - Happy WOYWW ... Mxx #65

Neet said...

Gosh Annette, you have suffered with your hands. And I thought Shaz went through a lot! Hope they soon heal for you.
Despite all the pain and soreness you have managed to show us your wonderful jewellery makes. Really beautiful and especially for a Steampunk Junkie like me. Not that I will ever make anything like your things, just wish I lived across the world and could have lessons.

Take care, especially of those hands and please count me in the draw.

Hugs, Neet xx 40

Minxy said...

OH MY GOODNESS, How fricking fantastic are you and all your AMAZING jewellery pieces, Your so talented, I'm in love with each and ever piece xo
What a great desk {even in the dark}
Hugz Minxy #19

ike said...

Ooooh YES - I am game for one of those pleeeeeez !!! Looks like an excellent instrument of torture to me hahahaha !!!

What fantastic jewellery you make - those cuffs are divine !!

I am glad to hear that your hands are improving after the awful procedure backlash !! The healing vibes obviously worked, albeit a little slowly. :-)
Huggies
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

sandra de said...

Your desk and cuffs are absolutely amazing. I love all the detail you are adding and it looks like the glue has problems in the long term. The little screws add some lovely details. The Box card is a fab idea and thanks for the details. Finding the time to do all the wonderful things I see on peoples desk is always my problem. Good to hear your hands are healing. Enjoy your week.
Sandra @93

Glenda said...

Me, me me, GF. I looked them up when I saw it on your desk. Wow, you been a busy girl....Glad to see you being productive after time out for bandaid debacle lol.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

LOL! The previous post brought back memories :) I used to make these little opening boxes, lushly decorated, with a $50 bill folded into an origami heart inside to give as wedding presents - cash is always appreciated! I love your cuffs, too, and love how you have all your supplies so organized and "at a glance" - bet it makes the making so much easier.

Happy WOYWW!
MA (3)

House of Bears said...

Oh wow, those steampunk goodies are fab, as are the cuffs you made.

Waving hi from the bears @ # 97 this week.

butlersabroad said...

Amazing cuffs you've made and love all the steampunky goodness on your desk. I have to do a steampunk DT piece coming up and I haven't a clue, never ventured into that genre before, yikes!! Hope your hands continue to heal, must be hell trying not to scratch!

Hugs
Brenda 104

Marit said...

Your desk and your art and your tools are all so different from mine, and that makes it so delightful to peek on your desk! All those amazine 'new' (to me) techniques and 'thingies'... lovely! Have a speedy recovery of your hands/burnmarks and happy woyww, Marit #110

Carole said...

Tools of torture...seriously could be used that way, but your creations are marvelous. Very interesting. The box card is sensational with the pop of blue. I'm pleased to hear there is improvement on your hands.
Happy trails....Carole # 121

Elizabeth said...

Afternoon Annette, your desk is beautifully organised with all your tools laid out ready to use. Love your cuff too. Hope you're having a good day. Elizabeth x #36

Lisa Richards said...

Amazing stuff you create! Thanks for sharing all of your goodies.
Have a great WOYWW,
Lisa #131

Gibby Frogett said...

I've missed WOYWW for a few weeks..I'm gonna have to come back and see what other fantastic things of yours I have missed when I've more time. What a fabulous post today - as a big steampunk fan myself I just love everything you have created. What a great box of steampunk goodies you have - I have been collecting bits for a while but can't bring myself to use them yet - but am so tempted seeing your creations. Great post - thanks for sharing..Happy WOYWW Gill x #117

Julie Ann Lee said...

You are just so uber-talented words can't describe!! Sorry I took me a while to get to your desk, as I was out all day but it was so worth waiting for. I wish I could actually pick up and touch the beautiful things you have made Thank you for sharing the amazing things you create. Sorry to hear about your poorly hands. Do so hope they get better soon! xxx#58 Julie Ann

Nikki said...

Love Steampunk your creations are just wonderful the cuffs rock!!!
hugs Nikki #2

BurningRubber said...

I love your desk goodies. I'd love to get my hands on one of those loopers. Thanks for sharing.

Anna said...

Love,Love, LOVE the cuffs! Thanks for sharing all the beautiful jewelry on your desk. It's all so very pretty!

Anna Leisa #155

gelfling50 said...

Wow love your blog. I love the steampunk aspect. Thank you for sharing ...Now for this giveaway are you kidding holy cow for sure I want my name thrown into the hat...ty ty ty ty

~Sue C said...

That is one awesome box of goodies! Your work is always amazing. :) SueC#109

Bobby said...

Your metal work is awesome! I especially love the typewriter keys.

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow check out all your tools, your husband probably borrow yours now lol
Bridget #38

Nan G said...

Oh my your desk is so inspiring today! I love making Steampunk jewelry! And plan to do more thanks to you! Oh! I just ordered the looper! Boy are they hard to find. Seems everyone wants one! So don't include me in the draw. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW. Nan G #17

Jules occasionally vintage said...

WOW! love the steampunk cuffs and the Heart winged necklace :) Jules no 55

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