Well – what a busy day it has been for sure……. I tried out some new colour pigments and have made some soap which will be ready for Mother’s Day.
I normally prefer to use natural organic materials for ‘colour’ but have been asked by quite a few people for more colourful soap so I ordered some natural colour pigments and had a go with them today. I still prefer naturally coloured or uncoloured soap but since there has been quite a few requests mainly for gift giving, I have done a couple of batches today.
These are 2 batches sided by side
Southern Ocean (the blue one) is coloured with Ultra marine Oxide – not sure how blue it will remain after curing but it started out as BRIGHT BLUE and i have scented it with essential oil of peppermint and then sprinkled sea salt grains over the ‘waves’ because it is inspired by the Southern Ocean………
“Flowers for Mom” has lots of lavender buds and rose petals sprinkled right through and it is scented with lavender essential oil. I used a pretty purple/pink oxide to colour it and swirled it with the natural coloured soap. It smells and looks really awesome, can’t wait to unmould it and see what it really looks like.
Can you see the grains of salt on the peaks of the waves????? 🙂
All told it was a massive soaping day (for me) and i made 4 batches of soap so it was a good day. *phew*
These soaps will be cut in the next couple of days and they will be ready in 4 weeks time.
Some bracelets which I have been working on and are now finally finished! Yaaay!!!
This pic on the left was taken just after I took them out of the tumbler this afternoon and it was gray and overcast so please excuse the lack of “Ooomph” but they look really good in real life.
Every bit of the bracelets has been made by me, the glass beads, wire wraps, links and clasps right from scratch so no two pieces is identical.
They are all adjustable if required and can be lengthened or shortened upon request.
They will be on sale at Fine Arts Kangaroo Island from next week once I get them in to Kingscote.
I might get a chance to get more made in the next few days. I have to make some more beads to make up a few more sets as I didn’t quite have the correct feel with some of the beads I have and they didn’t ‘look right’ for me…….. so more time on the torch in the next few days if I can get over this ‘hump’ which has left me tired lately.
I don’t like working on the torch when I am tired as it is certainly asking for trouble and I don’t want any nasty accidents from lack of concentration – it only takes a moment to get into trouble!
Some close up pics of individual pieces taken outside when the sun came out for a little while in the late afternoon.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for sending your comments and feedback……. it is all very much appreciated and thank you for taking the time to look around here.
Nola – Thank you for the feedback and good spotting on the typo. The pics were left aligned in firefox but when I viewd the page on Safari I saw what you meant – no quick fix there so just pics for now.
Belinda, thank you so much for the support and the FIRST ORDER through my new website! A little something extra will be going out to you with your goodies………….
I have transferred over some of the pics from the previous web pages and my picture portfolio is so shameful at the moment but it is mainly as a placeholder for the time being as I work on the layout of the site.