Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Citybird in new color

I've never made the Citybird in orange before but I really like it! He's so tropical looking don't you think? Well, it's almost time for the Plaza art fair,are you coming out this weekend? Looks like the weather is going to be perfect. Back into the studio I go,still working on some new earring designs.

Monday, September 20, 2010

ring A Day #262

My EtsyMetal team member Victoria sent me a huge bag of little brown paper wrapped goodies. When I want or need some inspiration for the ring a day project I can open one package and use that item within a 24 hour period. Pretty cool,huh?! Tonight's item was a tin tart, now its a cute little ring that can house the citybird ring!

Ring A Day

I was recently interviewed for the Ring A day blog. The RAD 2010 project is going to be an exhibit next spring and also a book by Lark publishing will be out next year as well! Click here to read my interview and to check out other news about Ring A Day.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

sugar skull

Another large piece in the making. Inspired by Native American Squashblossom necklaces. Here I have all the metalwork done and the sugar skull pieced together.

street sign and noisemaker pieces setting in their places.

Finished! Iam really enjoying making chain now,wish I had more time before the Plaza art fair to get more made up. After this piece though Iam thinking I want to make a concha belt with the look of the links that have the street signs in them. The price of silver will definitely have to come down though before I start that project!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

rock on

Now we come to the mad rush to finish up jewelry for the Plaza art fair. This is one of the new ones, mostly sterling with a few strands of vintage chain. Skull and bone are cut from street signs with license plates for the eyes. I also tried my hand at some chainmaking on this piece. There will be lots more of that in future pieces!