Now that I’ve got my new cards for the Art Abandonment project – I like dropping stuff a lot more. This time, I’m taking advantage of the kids going far and wide on their summer camping/festival runs, and I’ve sent a couple of things along with them to drop.
They have three:
These little pretties will be abandoned in Harmony Park, MN, as part of the Campfire Flow Fest going on the weekend of 7.28-7.30.17. I don’t know where the kids are going to do the specific drops, but S has said she plans on doing the ‘deed’ early in the weekend, to allow plenty of time for my little pretties to be found.
Now…I can’t post pics of the actual drops yet, because they haven’t happened – but I’ll give you a little background on my pretties.
Yes, it’s another Byzantine Star pendant. These are happy little charms – they’re some of the first forms I was able to make when I started chainmailling, and I just love to make ’em. This is another 8 point star, in mixed copper & aluminum.
Whirlys also feature on my favorite things to make list. This one has a reddish marble in it, from S’s big bag of antique marbles. I added some red aluminum connector rings to accentuate the marble’s color. These are my favorite little fiddle toys. Because the cage is slightly loose around the marble (but not too loose to allow the marble to slip out) it can roll around in your hand or between your fingers. The form is fluid and alive in your hand or wherever you play with it.
And lastly – the 4 point Celtic Star. This little guy was an early experiment in Maille. I don’t think I’ve ever made another. I do remember looking over the piece as I dragged it out of the storage case, and saying “Man…that’s a bad closure. Oooooh – there’s another one…” So pliers were applied to fix my ‘student’ closures before tucking him in his bag. I might have to revisit making these stars, as they do look nice, and were fairly easy to put together.
Wish the kids stealth as they drop these pieces for the festies to find and cherish.