I was able to get the "Versailles" pattern floor finished last weekend and also a pair of "Sconces" for the fireplace wall. I have long been a fan of Jean-Claude Martin, the wonderfully talented artist who creates exquisite chandeliers and sconces and all sorts of amazing other items. I can't afford any of them............so I pay homage to his style with my version of "Sconces" made from, you guessed it, "Jewelry Findings"!
Here they are........
These are the parts I used to make the "Arms" . The part on the right is the original piece, center shows where I cut, left shows further cutting to give an "Asymmetrical" shape, I then bent the arms into the curve I wanted.
I only had one of the "Back" pieces and forgot to photograph it before making these, it is part # 539 that was cut in half and makes a "left" and "right" sconce. I chose to paint these sconces with an oil based gold leaf paint that I sprinkled with "Gold" pigment powder.
My next project was figuring out how to make a ceiling with an ornate relief. I did not want to use a ready made one or any mass produced components, and guess what, more "Jewelry Findings"! Are you sick and tired of hearing about these yet? Too bad as I have more of them ahead for you to see!
Here is my "Ceiling"........
This picture gives you a more close up look. I glued all these parts with "Crafters Pick Ultimate" glue
This is how it looks after painting.
So here is the "Salon" with the walls and floor installed, candles lighted, my "Naked" furniture that will one day be part of the furnishings of this space. I still have the "Mantlepiece and Hearth" to faux marble as well as "Draperies" to make for the window on the right side of the room . Unlike many of my "Miniaturist" friends, I do not have a huge "Stash" of lovely things to completely furnish this house. That is going to take some time......and $. So my plans are to finish every bit of the construction before "Decorating".
The next space is through the doorway on the right of the picture, and is the final space on this level to finish. It is the tiny connecting room I originally referred to as the"Sunroom". Since it is so small I am going to give it a "Dramatic" wallcovering and floor treatment to help it fit as the connecting space between the "Salon and Dining Room".
I promise, no more "Jewelry Findings"...........................................until the next time ;-D
If you read this far, I thank you very much for your continued support and perseverance! My great hope is that you all find something interesting here to see..........and no, I don't have all the answers, nor do I think I "Know it All"..........Sharing what little I DO know is my attempt at keeping interest alive in the "Hobby"!
Until next time.....Stay well, keep creating those spectacular miniatures, and know that I appreciate you all!Respectfully submitted,