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DBEESNEES

Severna Park, Maryland · 55 Sales

dbeesnees

DBEESNEES

Severna Park, Maryland 55 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   In my shop I sell Handmade Accessories, Jewelry and Supplies, specializing in hooked wool items, torch fired enamel jewelry, and metal beads for torch enameling. I am also so offering the occasional mohair bear or wool appliqué items, and things that I get addicted to making, so that I end up with a pile of whatever it is in the corner after I have gifted as many as I reasonably can to friends and family that will truly treasure the item.

I really enjoy doing things with my hands. I find it therapeutic in many ways, and I am grateful to have this shop as an outlet for my designs.

My jewelry is usually made with copper, brass and iron metals, usually enhanced by using my torch and enamel powders to add color. I trained in the torch fired enamel process with Barbara Lewis, who also has an Etsy shop called Paintingwithfire. The process of altering metal with enamel is fun and creative when I combine colors on a piece and layer on transparent colors in several coats. I often over-fire to create dark fire scale for a one-of-a-kind look. I love to combine enameled beads and findings with other metals, glass beads and crystals to create unique jewelry that cannot be purchased in a jewelry store.

When I acquired my pneumatic press, my interest expanded to cutting my own shapes from sheet metal. I purchase pancake dies and I have designed some of my own custom dies. I use metalworking tools to shape flat shapes into three dimensional beads and findings. Sometimes I add patina effects with my torch or with patina chemicals. I always protect the pieces with wax to preserve the finish.

I also love rug hooking. When a good friend convinced me to buy my first rug hooking kit, I really was hooked for good. Traditional rug hooking is a process of pulling strips of fabric - usually wool - through a backing fabric - usually linen or burlap. It is most likely an American craft that began in the mid-19th century by women who used burlap feed sacks for backing and cut up castoff clothing for the loops. My favorite rugs are reproductions of antique rugs or whimsical, colorful rugs in a primitive style. I make hooked wool purses using wool left over from my rugs when the fancy hits me. I love the process of embroidery with wool, and I combine that love with my attraction to sewing tools to create 'make-do' pin cushions in the traditional penny-rug fashion.

I find that the freedom to switch from fiber art to metal and glass and back again helps spark new ideas for both, and prevents boredom with either.

I learned how to make bears because I love mohair bears and couldn't afford to buy them. My favorites are traditional bears with long noses made of mohair. I love to see them come to life as I sculpt their little faces and stitch their noses and mouths. They often have eyes or ears askew regardless of my considerable efforts to make them even, and that gives them personality and a rakish style that emerges as I stitch.

I really excel in the 'acquisition' phase of creativity. I love to be surrounded by all my 'stuff' - piles of wool, cottons, velvets, silks, baskets full of yarns, containers of beads, vintage lace, odd pieces of wood turnings, sequins, clock gears... it would probably be easier to name the things I don't collect. I am also a big fan of a bargain, so many times I bought in bulk without thinking about the 'bulk' part of the equation. I could buy an entire spool of chain at 10 cents a foot that I saw in a bead shop for $5.00 a foot. SOLD! Once I also thought I was buying 500 metal beads when in fact 5000 came. Since that experience I had to make a rule for myself that I am not allowed to buy anything after 10 PM :-). I have more supplies than I can use in my lifetime. The supplies I sell are priced so that I can clear space and recoup at least part of what I laid out when I was addicted to acquisition. I am not trying to compete with other shops, so some of the prices are ridiculously low. I figure it's better to sell the stuff now than saddle my poor kids with a terrible task when I kick off.

Thanks for reading this, and I will see you in cyber-space!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 25, 2017

In my shop I sell Handmade Accessories, Jewelry and Supplies, specializing in hooked wool items, torch fired enamel jewelry, and metal beads for torch enameling. I am also so offering the occasional mohair bear or wool appliqué items, and things that I get addicted to making, so that I end up with a pile of whatever it is in the corner after I have gifted as many as I reasonably can to friends and family that will truly treasure the item.

I really enjoy doing things with my hands. I find it therapeutic in many ways, and I am grateful to have this shop as an outlet for my designs.

My jewelry is usually made with copper, brass and iron metals, usually enhanced by using my torch and enamel powders to add color. I trained in the torch fired enamel process with Barbara Lewis, who also has an Etsy shop called Paintingwithfire. The process of altering metal with enamel is fun and creative when I combine colors on a piece and layer on transparent colors in several coats. I often over-fire to create dark fire scale for a one-of-a-kind look. I love to combine enameled beads and findings with other metals, glass beads and crystals to create unique jewelry that cannot be purchased in a jewelry store.

When I acquired my pneumatic press, my interest expanded to cutting my own shapes from sheet metal. I purchase pancake dies and I have designed some of my own custom dies. I use metalworking tools to shape flat shapes into three dimensional beads and findings. Sometimes I add patina effects with my torch or with patina chemicals. I always protect the pieces with wax to preserve the finish.

I also love rug hooking. When a good friend convinced me to buy my first rug hooking kit, I really was hooked for good. Traditional rug hooking is a process of pulling strips of fabric - usually wool - through a backing fabric - usually linen or burlap. It is most likely an American craft that began in the mid-19th century by women who used burlap feed sacks for backing and cut up castoff clothing for the loops. My favorite rugs are reproductions of antique rugs or whimsical, colorful rugs in a primitive style. I make hooked wool purses using wool left over from my rugs when the fancy hits me. I love the process of embroidery with wool, and I combine that love with my attraction to sewing tools to create 'make-do' pin cushions in the traditional penny-rug fashion.

I find that the freedom to switch from fiber art to metal and glass and back again helps spark new ideas for both, and prevents boredom with either.

I learned how to make bears because I love mohair bears and couldn't afford to buy them. My favorites are traditional bears with long noses made of mohair. I love to see them come to life as I sculpt their little faces and stitch their noses and mouths. They often have eyes or ears askew regardless of my considerable efforts to make them even, and that gives them personality and a rakish style that emerges as I stitch.

I really excel in the 'acquisition' phase of creativity. I love to be surrounded by all my 'stuff' - piles of wool, cottons, velvets, silks, baskets full of yarns, containers of beads, vintage lace, odd pieces of wood turnings, sequins, clock gears... it would probably be easier to name the things I don't collect. I am also a big fan of a bargain, so many times I bought in bulk without thinking about the 'bulk' part of the equation. I could buy an entire spool of chain at 10 cents a foot that I saw in a bead shop for $5.00 a foot. SOLD! Once I also thought I was buying 500 metal beads when in fact 5000 came. Since that experience I had to make a rule for myself that I am not allowed to buy anything after 10 PM :-). I have more supplies than I can use in my lifetime. The supplies I sell are priced so that I can clear space and recoup at least part of what I laid out when I was addicted to acquisition. I am not trying to compete with other shops, so some of the prices are ridiculously low. I figure it's better to sell the stuff now than saddle my poor kids with a terrible task when I kick off.

Thanks for reading this, and I will see you in cyber-space!

Debra Nees

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Debra Nees

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mags571

mags571 on Jul 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

quick ship - cute! bare metal, so can paint any color needed

Linda Brasch

Linda Brasch on Apr 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice, perfect for fire torching.

KraftiKathi

KraftiKathi on May 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Purse is totally unique and well made. Lots of great colors. The hair, eyes and extra bangles are all super. Can't wait to get the compliments!

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Silk Devore Dyed Scarf, Yellow over Black
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Soaring bird necklace and earrings set
Soaring bird necklace and earrings set
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