Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I got a fever! The only cure is...

No, not more cowbell. Though sometimes that does help!
It's mechanisms. Simple and beautiful. Cams and gears, pulleys and cranks. Since I have the opportunity to make work again, the fever has hit hard. I started making small working pinwheels. Fun and simple. Then I found Gary Schott's work. It brought me back to the last couple pieces I made in school, where I had just started to explore incorporating mechanisms in my jewelry. Since school ended, I haven't really made any of my stuff. Now I have the opportunity, and I feel like I need to take advantage of it!
Today I put together my Timber Kit. It's called "Ocean Motion".
Well, it's not all the way together yet, but you get the idea. It's pretty sweet. The video is a little oddish. It's hard to film and crank at the same time. That's what she said! Anyway...

video

Here are some things I have in process:




Nothing too fancy. It's a good start though. Hopefully I'll have a little shop up soon! Stay tuned!

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