Monday, July 21, 2014

Flower Skull ring

Finished the ring this weekend and ended up changing the flower design, just couldn't resist putting in one of the skulls! I really loved how the band turned out so think I will just make a few of those in different widths.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Current projects

Im not often compelled to make rings but the feeling struck me this week to make a large flower one. Feeling pretty excited to finish this piece this week. I've also been feeling the mood to get back into painting and started off with a little collage of my sweet Sugar kitty.


Monday, June 23, 2014

In progress



I've finally gotten started on some new beads, this time I'm putting some stamping on them. They are just so fun to make, there's is definitely a satisfaction after making these.

Also have a few pairs of earrings and a necklace in the works. Time to get super busy in the studio. The Plaza art fair in September will be here before I know it.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

ideas

Working on some earring ideas for the Plaza art fair this fall. I was looking at my calendar yesterday and realized that I only have like 14 more weeks to prepare for this!! My inventory is pretty much nil right now other than a few brooches from last years Brooch A Day challenge.

I've still been working on trying to clean my studio and get old supplies packed and donated that I'm realizing I am just not going to touch. Managed to clear off a bit more space from my bench top last night which makes me feel sooo much better.

Bryan and I have been putting together an engraving area in the studio this week as well. I'm anxious to add this new element into my pieces(and get Bryan more involved with the jewelry!) He really took to the engraving well when we were at GRS 2 weeks ago for a week long intensive class on engraving.

Are you learning any new techniques or taking fun classes/workshops this summer?  I'd love to hear about them!