Welcome to Remnants Of Olde. I’m Kerin (not Kevin! – pronounced Ker-rin) and here is my web and journal site in one happy little package.
You can see blog entries from the ‘News and Posts’ link on the sidebar along with all the other stuff such as art work.
I’m so glad you could stop by and hope you find some things here that made it worth the trip. Thanks for respecting the copyright of all images, designs and content contained herein.
“Charley’s Claw” was inspired by the ball and claw legs on antique furniture. There’s a vintage flash bulb where the glass ball would be and it’s wrapped with antique fishing cable and hardware. The claw is made of polymer clay and finished with patinas and acrylic paints.
The inside is hollow and forms a viewing tube so if you look through the optical lens on the end you can see the top of the flash bulb which looks quite mysterious. The flash bulb also looks much farther away than it could possibly be thanks to the shape of the lens. The inside view is a bit tricky to photograph so sorry I don’t have that for you to see. Trust me, it’s quite cool in there. : )
Saw that you will be teaching at Raevn’s Nest…..look forward to meeting you there! Your artwork is wonderful….my favorite piece is the pulley necklace with the shell, that is beautiful! You will love teaching at Raevn’s Nest as Kim and her family are so nice….and it was really well organized too! (and what a cute town….what I saw of it at least!)
Happy New Year,
Thanks so much!!! Yes, it will be awesome to meet you and I’m really looking forward to Raevn’s Nest! Much as I’d love to say I made the pulley necklace, that one is actually my talented husband Charley’s creation. I love that one too!! It was published in Lark Book’s 500 Pendants and Lockets that came out earlier this year.
Oh, you have to go check out my post dated 1/23. I took a photo that looks just like your Charley’s Paw!
Hi Laume! As I posted on your blog, your photos are quite wonderful and yes, that branch with the water droplet looks so much like the Charley’s Claw! Or does Charley’s Claw look like your photo!?!?!?! : ) That’s such a cool coincidence. –Kerin
That is actually kind of frightening! LOL! I can see the ball and claw table/chair leg inspiration, tho’!!!
Thank you for entering my tatting giveaway for the OWOH event! Good luck to you! I’d love to see the jewelry pieces that you use vintage tatted lace for! Oh that would be so AWESOME for you to learn!
Good luck to you in the drawing! :)
Yes, I hope I win your giveaway that would rock! I found quite a bit of tatted lace in a big box with thread, etc. at an estate sale and loved it instantly. It’s actually on two pieces that are in our etsy shop, Memento and A Resting Place. In A Resting Place the lace forms the nest for the bird.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your comments. What kind of dogs do you have? We’re always interested in talking to other dog lovers! As my husband and I don’t have children yet, our animals are really “our babies!” There’s never a dull moment, that’s for sure!
Love this piece and would LOVE to find the time to be more creative. Both of us are artists who, since getting married nearly four years ago, have allowed that part of our lives to take a back seat to the more pressing responsibilities of working our regular jobs and running a B&B. The New Year is one where we’ve committed ourselves to making time for our creative pursuits, and so far we’re doing okay with that. We enrolled in an art class to get us going! Great fun!
Thanks again so much for visiting with me. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful art!
hey there! thanks for visiting my blog – it is always so fun to meet new people. i am glad you see the humor in my last post with those emails! they are crazy. i just got another one! how can i not take them seriously now?
Oh i love these claws – thanks for commenting on my blog too – now I know what u mean.
I buy the originals of these every time I find one.
They are so expensive though – so i love that u made it out of polymer – great stuff.
The necklace is made from a used tire chain actually. I cut through the cable and took the metal “beads” off and distressed them even further (as if they hadn’t been through enough already!!!).
The amber colors that you see are from linen threads and glass heishi beads.
What you can’t see in the photo is an absolutely gorgeous piece that my husby, Charley, made. In fact it is my favorite of all the things he has made and it has the same colors of silver and amber as the necklace I made to match. If you’d like to see the bottom part of that pendant, it is here
Thank you so much, the beautiful heart has arrived :) I love it, and will certainly put it to good use. Thanks for the extra goodies, I will have fun with those too!
I hope you are all over the nasty flu bug and feeling well again.
Kerin, This is so cool. I would have never guessed the claw was out of polymer. Thank you for stopping by my blog. There are people out there that just don’t get IT (art). It is refreshing to find like minds.
Thanks for stopping by our site. I really love your work especially the creepy twins you made for your upcoming show.
Yes, the piece I made was actually modeled after the ball & claw feet that went on antique furniture just like the ones with the glass ball like you have. I thought it would be cool to use a flash bulb instead and make the inside hollow to form a viewing tube.
I have just added a link to you on the right column of my blog under “other interesting blogs” What number are you on the magic carpet ride? Also, thanks so much for the comment on my father’s calligraphy. You have sparked an idea. I may add his words to a set of plates I have. I’ll be sure to post when I finish them and give you credit for the idea!
Good morning Karin and nice meeting you. Glad you enjoyed my birthday post with the “back-in-the-day” photos. I wanted to respond back to you via e-mail this morning, but I can’t find an e-mail address for you. If you have a moment, would you mind stopping back by so I’ll have it?
Looking forward to the workshop! xo Sherry – Have an art-filled day
You items are fab fab fab! I love the technique and the styling. This has become one of my favorite jewelry styles. Haunting and beautiful. So makes me want to explore an old victorian house attic.
All the best,
Wow! This is beyond cool! I redid a oran-stool this summer with four feet that looked similar to this. I added lots of skulls and shells and it looks kind of cool too. But making a copy in polymer-clay is a great idea. Can you use it as a necklace, or is the bulb too delicate? In any case, it´s absolutely lovely, and very inspiring!
Hi ~ Sorry it took so long to reply I didn’t see your comment until now. I think it would be fine as a necklace although he just has it sitting around. Since then I’ve made a similar piece that is actually a kaleidoscope. Instead of an old flash bulb there is a large glass crystal on the end and the mirrored pieces are inside the tube. You can see that here http://remnantsofolde.com/2009/07/13/an-amazing-new-toy/