bleeps & bloops


Beads made for a friend’s jewelry
May 23, 2011, 9:30 am
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Brown translucent beads made with Northstar Nile boro. They’ve got subtle blue interference shades, really nice.



New glass jewelry and Etsy

I have started working on some new glass pendants these days, and I am selling them on Etsy. They are clear Pyrex pendants that are hollow and filled with steel wool. Most of them are quite small, from 5cm to 8cm in length. I have paired them together to create a cluster of multi-sized pendants as well as solo pendants.

I’ll be adding more to this blog as I make and photograph them. Here are two pieces that I have made. The first (cluster of three) has been sold but the second (solo pendant) is currently for sale on Etsy.

I made this next one last week and photographed it this weekend. I’m trying out just a single pendant.

You can find my latest pieces at Larkisadora on Etsy. I’m open to collaborations and commissions! If you’re interested, please contact me through Etsy.



Time Machine: 65 Cameras and an electric pulse
May 5, 2011, 8:20 am
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I saw this woman, Mira Hunter, and her partner Derek Hunter presented this project last night at Dorkbot NYC. They set up 65 disposable cameras on a circular track and triggered them to simultaneously take one photo at a time. Then, after developing all the film, they centered each photo in Photoshop and pieced them together to create this video. Each position of her is one shot taken on 65 cameras, creating an amazing 3D perspective. It’s just genius and it’s very beautiful. It’s gets even better towards the end of the video, where there are falling petals and night time skies.

Light leaked through the cheap plastic of the disposable cameras onto the 35mm film to create lovely mistakes in the form of light flashes and streaks across the pictures.

Mira is a second generation whirling dervish. Typically dervishes are only men, but her father wasn’t too strict on gender norms and taught her all the same.

On Derek’s website, he suggests to listen to the video with headphones since he used binaural microphones for recording, which he says “are meant to mimic sound as the human ear encounters it.” I’m not sure if that translates through YouTube, but you can watch higher quality videos of this on both of their websites linked above.