Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another Trip to the Bottom of the Sea

I jut finished my second match-book and another pair of lockets for "Money Ache", so I thought I would share them...

"Lost at Sea" (front), Daniel Icaza, 2011, Mixed Media, Brass, Red Coral, Fresh Water Pearls,  Crystal, Acrylic, Sea Shells, Sand, Match Book

I really have this sea/water theme stuck in my head. I already know what I want to do for the next match-book so hopefully inspiration doesn't leave me high and dry. 

"Lost at Sea"
Thankfully I have even had a few ideas for match-books with other themes, but for now I've got a fever and the only cure is more "sea-escapes".

"Lost at Sea"
I'm quite pleased with my vacations in tiny boxes. It was quite tedious to make the tiny little anchor and chain and I wasn't sure how sturdy it would be but, it seems to be holding up just fine.

"Money Ache" (front), 2011, Daniel Icaza, 2003 + 2005 500 Colones, Fine Silver, Brass
Here are the two newest lockets. This is not a mirror trick, one is a lefty and the other a righty; not to mention they are different in subtle ways. 

"Money Ache" (back), 2011, Daniel Icaza, 2003 + 2005 500 Colones, Fine Silver, Brass
I really have to start making the chains for these lockets, but I enjoy making the lockets so much that the chains have been put on the back burner for now. I will get them done though I promise. 

"Neptune's Realm" (left), "Lost at Sea" (right)
Here are the first two match-books laid out together I feel that they compliment and balance each other quite well, I cant wait and see how the collection grows. I guess that does it for now, I hope you enjoyed the recent work. I'll be back soon.
Peace and Love. 

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