New foldform cuffs and baby pics
These are a few new foldform cuffs I've made recently. Two styles of ruffle and a thin 1" wide synclastic design. Cuffs are really satisfying to make. It's a chance to pound out a pretty substantial sized piece of copper so to me, it borders on sculpture... which is a place I'd like to go with this at some point.
I'm really curious about your reactions to the ruffling. Do you prefer the tighter ruffle or the loose wavy one? Comments appreciated!!!
And as for baby pics, here is the little guy keeping me busy three days a week -- my grandson. He's taking me off task for sure, but how can I complain? Yeah I'm partial but isn't he adorable?
It takes all my willpower not to splash him all over my blog every week, but these recent photos are just too darn cute to pass up.
Don't you just want to pinch that chubby cheek?
Thanks for stopping by and see you next week... :-)
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7/21/2012 04:48:21 am
That is the cutest baby I've ever seen.
Sue they are both really nice. I would wear them both. I think I might wear the one on the left (the tighter one) when I needed to be a bad ass and I think I would wear the one in the center when I just wanted to relax :) And the baby... so freakin cute makes me kinda want one for myself. By the way, how are you photographing these - you did a nice job.
7/21/2012 06:26:50 am
Cute, cute baby but Sue you don't look old enough to be a grandmother! I love all three cuffs but I think I like the looser wave better. Can't wait to try my hand at this.
Susan Marling (quiltingjewel39)
7/21/2012 09:46:38 am
I love them both - would wear both. Adorable baby.I'm a grandmother too so know about pinching those cheeks!!!
7/21/2012 10:27:03 am
Did you use a light box? And no extra lighting to bounce out the highlights? They look good :)
I have a light box but barely use it. My artificial light photos never do well, in or out of the box. I should work on it more because sometimes I need a photo when daylight isn't available. But generally I pick a time when the light is nice and bright from a window, and shoot in a nearby shadow (e.g., just under a table.) I've used a white poster board to block or reflect light but not usually, and not this time. If I don't like the colors I try shooting later in the day, same spot.
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