Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Whats On Your Workbench Wednesday (WOYWW) 202

WOW I can't believe it's Wednesday again and time for artists and crafters around the World to share what is on their workbenches. If you want to join in or learn about this go to Julia's blog. Last Wednesday I had high hopes to  finish making some jewellery items but when I sat down to do so last Friday I realized I needed some more mini screws and rivets. I'd ordered some from the USA and unfortunately they didn't arrive till this morning. As Wednesday and Thursday are my working days I wont get to play with the jewellery now till Friday. Next  week we have a visitor who will stay in my art room so I likely wont be able to join in WOYWW till next fortnight.

Well this is what is currently on my workbench

At the left there are my cuffs and necklaces still waiting to be made. In the centre is a steam punk Springy Thingy card I made from yesterday and under this post is a little video of me making one...complete with a stained tablecloth, some little minor stuff ups and my awful Ozzie voice!! I'm not sure how to edit video's in Youtube yet but when my son Tim (17) and I are home at the same time next I shall ask him. Teenagers are a wealth of knowledge with such things. At the right on my desk are the mini screws and rivets that have just come YEHA. At top right I had started to play with a yummy Prima Junkyard light bulbs.

At the rear is book that came as a freebie when I received my order of Opals Embossing Enamels (like UTEE) that came on Monday. Unfortunately Pipedreamink is closing down but good news for the consumer in one way as they sold their stock super cheap! The ink stained diamond is my current fav "stamp" I use allot. I found it in the cheap shop and it's meant to be used in the suction it on the tiles and then suctiona bathroom item on top (it has the tiny suction cups on both sides) but I instantly wanted it as a stamp!

These stamps were also sent as a freebie with my Opals order. The wiggly one at top I'm thinking will be excellent to etch onto metal with.

Lastly a closer look at what I was thinking of doing with the Prima junkyard  light bulb.  I had a hunt in the cheap shops for little dolls to use the heads on this and couldn't find one suitable so I have used some Elasticlay and made a mold from a frozen Charlotte I have. I'm trying Ice Resin in my mold but if that wont work I'll try polymer clay....I'm not even sure how to attach the many things to do so little time to nut it all out!

I guess at least I have the cold connecting items I needed so now when and if I do get any time I'm all set to go. Off to have a look thru others blogs and see whats on their workbenches :o)
Annette In Oz


Gibby Frogett said...

Happy WOYWW - are you sure they are only staying for a week in your art room, I wouldn't want to ever leave it - its fabulous.
You have some lovely projects and things, will look forward to seeing what you create with all your new goodies. Have also made a note to check out your video later.
Have a lovely day... Gill x #82

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love your pictures, such interesting things! Really like the mini rivets & stuff- so many uses. Your crafting space looks awesome, by the way. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #70 xx

Lucy said...

WOW Annette, you have "so many irons in the fire"!
Don't know how you get the time to make so many wonderful creations!!
"Keep on creating"!
Hugs Lucy

Christine said...

Work is one of the biggest nuisances in life! Remember to stay healthy and then you get to enjoy Retirement which means every day is Saturday!!!!

Bishopsmate #65

Helen said...

Hi Annette Great desk full of interesting trinkets! What a great idea to use the bathroom thingy as a stamp! That book looks interesting too. Have fun when you get the work stuff out of the way!!! Happy WOYWW to you Helen 92

Eliza said...

Do you think if I came there I could go through your drawers one by one and sleep on the floor. I would be in seventh heaven, It looks so inviting and such a treasure trove.

E 46

Ria Gall said...

You have got some great bits going on on your desk I love the jewellery that you make they are beautiful pieces

Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #40

Claire said...

oh my! everything in your craft space is just wonderful *sigh* but i confess, i'm captivated by your bloghead... just so arrestingly beautiful!!
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
i overslept, so no. 21 this week!

Karen Ives said...

wow you have so much going on!
Karen #61

Ali H said...

Your jewelry projects are looking brilliant !
And those stamps would make great journaling pages too !
I hope your guest doesn't come between you & your fun crafty week !
Maybe you could sneak some stash onto a tray or into a box for the duration !! Take care Ali #129

Liz Black said...

Lots of cool stuff there! It's frustrating when you know that life is going to get in the way of studio time! I've been feeling that way myself and itching to get back in there .... Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww. Liz@73

RosA said...

Hi Annette, Fabulous craft space you have there, although I notice your view is almost obscured by all your yummy supplies :)
The suction thing I could easily see as a stamp. Bit like bubble wrap but more permanent.
Have a good week!
RosA # 145

Neet said...

Hi Annette, Neet calling in again and enjoying seeing what you are working with at the moment.
Perhaps you will do a tutee on how to edit in You Tube when you and your son have it sorted, something I have not a clue about either. Mind you it is ages since I did a video.
I never thought of using a suction thing as a stamp - must look out for one as I am sure I have thrown them out in the past.
Take care
Neet xx 5

sara j said...

Hi Annette-
Thank heavens for teenagers, huh? I wouldn't know half the stuff my phone does if it weren't for the kids.You have some pretty cool stuff on your desk this week; sorry you couldn't proceed on the cuffs, but hopefully you'll be able to get them completed before your guest arrives and they are either a) in the way or b) get tousled about.
Have a good week.
Sara j #20

Carole said...

Very interesting. Generous of you to share your space with guests.So many wonderful crafts and amazing talent.Carole 106

Cazzy said...

Happy WOYWW, and your WW looks so interesting and tidy! I like what you are trying to do with the lightbulb, and I will watch the video, I am nosy!

Cazzy x #87

Almo said...

Hi Annette, Your Jewellrey projects look lovely, and I love the tutorial for the springy card in your earlier post. Thanks for your visit Hugs Mo x


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