Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Steampunk Bunny, Clockwork Sparrow

I loved making these Steampunk animals, and I want to make more. Its getting used to the PMC- (it's so elastic) and learning how to sculpt with it, and then using the torch to sinter the silver. It's just soooo what I like to do

Friday, March 20, 2009

My First Attempts in PMC

These are the little things I made in PMC class.  I just can't stop looking at them. I can't believe that those small lumps of stamped clay became real silver! Unbelievable! I can't wait to really explore the medium and make things that reflect my own style. 

My Sketch book

Learning about PMC

I recently took a class in Precious Metal Clay. When I first heard about it, I really was so excited! This is a medium I know- CLAY!!!! I've got a major in Ceramic Sculpture and I've been making miniatures in Fimo for a long long time. So for me, PMC might just open up a whole new way of making jewelry , and my sketch book is getting crammed full of ideas. 
My Cancer Support Team- My best friends- (whom I consider my family)- have been very supportive of my decision to explore this new medium, and they have helped me get a torch, metal clay and other necessities.  I can't tell you how this sort of support really encourages me to create, live my life without fear and move forward. I think all Cancer Survivors need that sense of hope, of life moving forward. You can't get stuck worrying. 

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Necklaces for Spring

I just love the image of the little angel painting a far away cloud. When I found the image, I knew I wanted to transpose it to a necklace.  I drew the image with pencils and sealed it, and then placed it in an antique pocket watch.

Haight Ashbury, San Francisco

Saturday, March 7, 2009

San Francisco

The weather was a balmy 66 degrees and everything was bright and clean.  Just a perfect day in San Francisco.

Monday, March 2, 2009


I'm Babette Henri, an artist fascinated by the darker Victorian aesthetic and Steampunk images. 
I've been painting and repurposing materials for a long time, fashioning things into jewelry.
Here's some of my work: