Friday, November 23, 2007

Pug Pendants and Old House Stuff

I finally got a few minutes in my studio and soldered some more of my pug pendants for sale on Ebay and Etsy. I made several of my most popular design, Believe in Magic, featuring a pug fairy with a tiara!
I also made a custom pendant for Jo Anderson of Old Flowers 4 Me of her dear departed pug China.

What an adorable sweetie China was – and now she can wear his picture around her neck whenever she wants. I’ll be getting that in the mail to Australia next week.

From art to old houses - I need to switch gears because my husband and I will be doing a restoration of our old house. When we first moved here 7 years ago, we built a carriage house that was in keeping with the 1915 look of the old house.

It included a garage, an art studio/workshop and a studio apartment over the garage. More square footage than in our tiny cottage! That took us 5 years because we did almost all the work ourselves. I salvaged old doors and windows and searched out wonderful old hardware and created colored glass windows. I did faux finishes on the walls, from hand-painted roses that were sanded back a bit to look old, to gold stencils in a Victorian pattern. I even found three bi-folding doors from a 1918 insane asylum that we used for our garage doors. What a wonderful project – but oh so tiring!!
So now that we have rested up a bit, we are going to tackle the house. I have fabulous old doors and windows to put in it, gorgeous old hardware and old lighting, from chandeliers to wall sconces. I’m really excited! But it means little to no studio time for awhile. So if you are into old houses and restorations, you’ll want to keep checking out my blog because that’s what my world is going to be all about for awhile!!


rochambeau said...

Wow Pandora,
You and your husband are creative devils! I say this with much admiration! You're studio~workshop is fabulous so I will be fun following what happens as you work on your house. I adore seeing before and afters!

Your windows are pretty. It looks like you have some good light in your house!!

oldflowers4me said...

i love that your doing up you house- hard work but a lot of fun as well- the things that you have got- old doors and windows- wellid love to come hunting will you- my little china looks so beautiful- love 2 you my sweet friend la la la love jo

♥PugPosse♥ said...

I love the Brown and Green colors together...It reminds me of an Andies Candy!

Such a lovely place!

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

Hi Pandora,
We love the carriage beautiful. You and your husband are both so creative.