Friday, September 11, 2009

Not your baby's puzzle

Well this used to be a baby puzzle BEFORE I laid claim to it! A spiritual theme took over and it became "Saved by Grace" which is engraved in the copper tape at the top. I soldered all around the finished piece and added a copper then black patina for a really old, dull metal look. The border of the puzzle was made to resemble leather and the pieces though meant to be separate in themselves still came out looking very similar. I hate when that happens! But it was a fun piece to do. The glare made it hard to actually photograph well.

I had a fun day yesterday with friend Toni from Art Journey who came over and graciously taught me how to make Cold Connection Jewelry. It is fascinating as there is no soldering done at all. Every element is attached to the metals with hardware such as tiny nuts and bolts. I am working on a piece now and will show you after I finish. Maybe this weekend will be a hunting woods weekend for Punkin and I can gitterdone! Take a look at Toni's jewelry. I think you will love it and she will also soon be teaching an online class on this artform and best of is FREE. So I will give you more details as I have them.

Thanks to all of you for your lovely, kind and loving remarks and commments to my writings. You know I am not trying to get an award, win a contest or be published. Most of what I write about is 100 percent true and that's not always to say it is nice or admirable but it is what it is and a part of my life I like to share with those who share with me.
Isn't that what our lives are all about.the sharing and then the caring. Peace and love to you my sisters! Mollye


  1. well done, Mollye! The rich dark colors just add so much depth to it. This is one of those works that I could just gaze on for hours.

  2. It is gorgeous, i love the colours, and the mysteriousness ness (is there such a word!) I agree with you about writing from the heart, what is the point of writing a blog about life etc, if you cant bring reality into it. I love your posts! Suzie. xxx

  3. Very cool!! I clicked on it to get a better look, so much wonderful detail.

    I am super glad you share life with us Mollye. I love how a small community of sorts has been created.

    Have a great day!!

  4. That's really gorgeous, chickee!! It's so nice to meet you and have you visit with me AND leave a comment. Squeeeeeal. I love the people of Louisiana because of what they did after 9/11. Y'all are heroes in my book, sugar! I salute and applaud the people of that great state!

  5. Absolutely wonderful details in this piece. I love how you used hardware throughout!!! The colors just drew me in! Blessings and Hugs!

  6. That turned out just beautifully. I love it!

    And I can't wait to see and hear about the cold connection jewelry. It sounds fascinating.

  7. Oh Miz Mollye, I so love your post. Just beautiful. It turned out so beautiful, so detailed. I love the hardware. Beautiful eye candy. Thanks for sharing. I have signed up to follow your blog as I want to see the cold connection jewelry. Please stop by blog and read my pink saturday post. I would so love to have you follow my blog as well. Country hugs, Sherry


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