Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Hands for Organization!


Despite having an injured paw of my own, I have been creating additional hands to enhance oragnization!!! My good friend Leslie has a source for these amazing porcelain hands from a disassembled factory in upstate New York. The hands were used as forms for the production of Latex gloves. The hands were mounted on wooden braces and then were dipped into pools of the liquid latex.
I purchased several of these wonderful forms from Leslie and I ahve been working on them to create gifts for several Jewelry Mavens on my Christmas list.(THe blue ocean hand is for my 17 year old neice who loves all things sparkly). They are almost complete. I am on the hunt for a blue and green edged porcelain plate to mount to the bottom of the Ocean themed hand. I have already found a wonderful plated bordered by roses for the Garden hand. The plate will serve to stabilize the hand and will provide a spot for jewels that cannot be hung from the fingers.




Because of the glare form the flash, you can't see that I placed a stamping on the palm of the hand of the Ocean hand.The quote is "Dreams are the touchstones of our characters". I thought that it would be a nice quote for my niece to see everytime she plucked a necklace from her helping hand!!!
These hands have been such fun to work on! I think that I am going to have to create one for myself!!

17 comments:

Vicki W said...

What a great gift idea!

verobirdie said...

Oh what a nice idea! Those hands are so funny. I'm sure your niece will like hers.

Beena said...

How fun to have worked with these! You've made them so pretty!

Heather said...

Those are wonderful!

Pat Winter said...

Too cool! Love them all. Hmmmmmmm...perhaps after all the painting....
Hugs,Pat

Belinda said...

so so gorgeous, I love them

Marilyn Rock said...

These are very cool Elizabeth! xxoo

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Loving these! I have this hand thing-and these are just fabulous! Have a wonderful holiday!
chris p

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Once again you have created amazing art from a most prosaic object. These are beautiful, whimsical, and also useful!

Julie said...

Wow! They're fantastic! What a great idea.

Deborah said...

What a great idea and I love the way you've decorated them! Adding the quote is a special touch.

Debrina said...

These are just so beautiful, Elizabeth!!

Leslie Brier, Brier Design Studio said...

They turned out great. Love the colors on the ocean hand! I may have a plate for you.

Createology said...

Not only beautiful but useful. A gift doesn't get much better than that and the fact that you made it for someone special!!! <:o)

Diane said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Diane

Sue Bleiweiss said...

these are very cool!

Patti G. said...

Elizabeth, these hands are BEYOND gorgeous! I want to get a whole body form and have you do it !!!!!!!!!! :0) Both the blue and the garden pink are soooooooo pretty! Each just a marvel! You are so talented!
Wishing you and the family a HAPPY and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!
xoxoxoxo
Hugs,Patti

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