In an attempt to revive my neglected blog I’m creating a new segment called “Around the Studio” where I give you little tidbits of what goes on in the workroom of Las Charolastras (…which is actually my bedroom with a huge workbench in it. One day I dream of having an actual real life studio)
Around the Studio 11/12/12
Kicked my lil work sesh off with this solid album
I’m gearing up for the Punk Rock Flea Market in Philadelphia which is happening in early December. My first collection had all these colorful stone skull and cross components mixed with spikes. I have a ton of left over supplies which I am forcing myself to use up as I’m trying to become a bit more legit and getting in the practice of making multiples of things. One fine day I’ll have actual S/S- A/W collections like everyone else, learn metalsmithing, have a god damn line sheet, and I’ll be attending trade shows like a big girl.
I mean, how am I expected to get anything done with this nesting in my bed directly behind me?
For the upcoming collection I’m having a full-blown love affair with titanium quartz, garnet, moonstone, lapis, citrine, and labradorite.
As usual, Chaton couldn’t give a shit…
Here’s a piece in progress for my next collection. Brilliant blue titanium quartz sticks with dual chains – one double linked palladium, and one delicate and sparkly handmade labradorite chain. The drops are hand done using glass silver coated beads.
Here it is finished, being modeled by Durer
This week I’ve been going through crates of my old records trying to lighten my load before my Boof and I relocate to Charleston. I found this GEM in my collection; Sayonara by Club Nisei Orchestra on UNBREAKABLE vinyl. This thing is like, an inch thick, and tiny as you can see by my hand holding the cover.
Here I am at work the next morning taking the new toy for a test drive to determine if it’s really done or not. It is. Sorry this picture seriously sucks, I don’t know how so many girls are so good at photographing themselves on instagram (where you should probably follow me @lascharolastras) Maybe if I were better at it I’d have more followers because that seems to be the way it works. That necklace is somehow way better looking in real life too.