Friday, December 21, 2012

brooch inspiration

 I put together a treasury of brooches for inspiration to anyone who is joining or thinking about joining our brooch challenge.

 I hope you'll have a peek at these fun pins!

Brooch a Day

Here is a link to the daily brooch challenge for 2013 if you'd like to join us!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Challenge for 2013

Well, a challenge for 2013 has been put out on Flickr for all to join who would like to make a brooch a week. You can join the group here on Flickr. I think I've finally recooped from doing the Ring a Day in 2010 and am ready for this. A few of us are going to do a brooch a day because we think its actually easier for us to stay motivated. Yesterday at work I did a little warm up brooch and used materials in my cubicle. This brooch is made from plastic packing straps, elastic string and a big paper clip. Inspiration is everywhere! I love to play with non conventional materials and in a spontaneous way like this. I now will attempt to make this idea out of copper and enamel. If I were just sitting at my bench with my metals I would never come up with this sort of line. I look forward to this brooch challenge and making this piece in metal next year.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Bracelet Show

The bracelet show at Kathleen Sommers in San Antonio, Texas opened last night and runs though next saturday December 15th. I have three bracelets on view. If you you live in the area head on over and take a peak, there are over 100 bracelets for sale by the following artists. Wish I could see them all myself!

This is one of the bracelets that I sent down for the show. Sterling silver with a cute little flower made from license plate and a piece of tin from a candy container. This piece was inspired by my collection of native American jewelry.