Monday, December 26, 2011

wrap it up

This is my latest experiment with Ice Resin. I was playing around with another idea and had some resin left over so thought I'd see how it would work poured over some bubble wrap. Wasn't sure if it would stick to the wrap or pull off easily. It took some careful removal but it did separate nicely.

When I peeled it off the resin was cured enough that it wasn't sticky but still a bit flexible. After I separated the resin from the wrap I then left the resin near a vent to completely cure(During the winter months I like to leave resin pieces to cure near a heat vent). As is usually the case I realized I should've cut the resin to my desired finished shape at that point instead of when fully hardened. Oh well, I'll remember that next time!

I will next pour some clear resin in and around this piece so that I can retain all the little bits that were created over the bubble parts, they are quite fragile right now.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

In case you didn't see the news on Facebook or Flickr, I'm having a sale in the Etsy shop right now.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday play

Was making some chain yesterday with bronze wire and had the idea that a hoop earring connected like the chain would be pretty cool. I messed around with that idea this morning and really like the way it turned out, lots of great movement in these.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Inspiration: day off

I love days off from work! I started the day off doing a resin pour on some pieces for the Ice Resin blog, I really can't wait to share this jewelry with you but it will be a couple of weeks yet. I then had a doctors appointment on a side of the city I don't venture out to often so I stopped at a scrap booking shop that is out there. It's been forever since I'd walked through and I'm glad I stopped. I wandered through leisurely taking in all the papers, ribbon and rubber stamps. I'm not a scrapbooker but I sure love paper. These are the items that I brought home with me for inspiration. I've already been playing around with scraps on my jeweler's bench with ideas sparked by my glittery bounty!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Just wanted to post a few pics that I took while in NY last week. I love these zip ties along the light post.

Tinsel Trading always has a fun window. This one reads" Inspiration by the yard".

Not sure what store this was but if you look closely at the column inside you'll notice that those are shoes completely covering the upper portion!

Glass hands at Fishs Eddy.

Hubcaps turned into wall lights at Tick Tock diner.

Window displays at Barney's, love them!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Well, we are down to our last couple of hours in Boston. Relaxing outside for a bit with a nice latte. The show at The Society of Arts and Crafts was very fun and I will be blogging some pics and more about that tomorrow after work.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

NY to Boston

Just boarded the train from NY to Boston, looking forward to this bit of relaxation. Wish we had stayed another day in NY as we really didn't get to see as much as we wanted to but I'm sure we'll be back in the spring.
I did make it to my favorite shop though, Victor Osbourne hats.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Upcoming Show!

If you're in the Boston area this is going to be a fantastic exhibit. I have a feeling it's going to be hard on my wallet! There are so many great artists being presented.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Testing 1..2..

Testing out blogger mobile. Heading to NY and Boston next week and would like to blog the trip.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Art I Love

It's been awhile since I've posted some art I love. I just recently discovered the paintings of Sergio Mora and I have to say that they are just inspiring me beyond belief! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A piece for me

Did you ever think that crack in your floor could be inspiring? You didn't? Well, it certainly can be! Im actually taking some time to make myself a couple of pieces to wear to the reception in Boston coming up on the 4th.

The first step was texturing and forming this piece of silver for a cuff. The crack on my studio floor made a nice surface texture.

I'll work on this more tomorrow after work.

Friday, October 21, 2011

What have I been up to?

Actually, what haven't I been up to lately might be a better question. I've been taking graphic design classes at night at the Kansas City Art Institute. Im starting to learn how to use this computer! I'm also taking a hand lettering class on Saturdays for the next couple of months. I've always been intrigued by engraving and I hope in the future to be able to add some hand lettering via engraving into my metalwork. I'm picturing engraved flourishes into the wings of my Citybird pieces!

Lots of skulls have been on my workbench this past month. I've been busy getting all of the following pieces ready for the upcoming exhibition "From Minimal to Bling" being held at The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston this winter.

As mentioned in a previous post I am now on the creative team for Ice Resin this year and have just received my first batch of goodies to come up with some projects with. As I was waking up this morning an idea started formulating in my brain so I'm off to play with Ice Resin this afternoon.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I'm Happy!

A fun little song that I like to sing to myself if Im feeling down and if I'm feeling good, works well either way!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Exciting News!!!!

I am so thrilled to announce that I've been chosen to be on the Ice Resin design team for 2011-2012. It is truly an honor to have been selected for this team and I can hardly wait to come up with and share some fun creations using Ice Resin and Susan Lenart Kazmer's wonderful jewelry components.

Without further ado I share with you the amazing designers that were chosen for the 2011- 2012 ICE Resin Creative Team.

Lesley Fisher & Michael Putnam
Cat Kerr
JoAnnA Pierotti
Andrea Ring
Tina Schiefer

Take a peek at their blogs and watch for many new and amazing
creations from this group of talented individuals.

Monday, August 29, 2011

New pieces

I will finally get my Etsy shop opened back up this week. Here are some pics of a few things that I'll be posting soon.

Citybirds on a simple sterling chain.

Urban Victoriana skull punked out on a safety pin style brooch.

Speed limit signs paired with black onyx drops.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday night inspiration

Invitation by Jennifer Rodgers

Mask by Teonova

Silhouette by Barking Mad Arts

Typeface by Robert Schenk

A little inspiration for my homework assignment this week in Typograpghy class. I have to design a folded invitation. It will be of little surprise to most of you that I will be making a Halloween invitation. Last weeks homework turned out nicely and Im not feeling as stressed about working in InDesign this week. Whew!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fantastic Finds on Etsy

I needed to take a break from watching In Design tutorials online and my typography homework, so perused Etsy for awhile and found these cool items.

Atilla Design

Art Akimbo

Freeland studios

Prairie Oats