Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Finished this necklace and earring the other night. Feels good to have one of my fancy pieces done for the Plaza art fair coming up. Still in the beginning stages of making beads though for this years squashblossom necklace.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
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.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
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
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!
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Phoenix Gallery in Lawrence,Kansas to participate in a challenge to create accessories for a vintage gown. I always love a challenge like this and immediately accepted. I was given a photo of this cute 1950's party dress to design for and my first thought upon seeing it was rockabilly queen!
I knew that I would want to do a double bird necklace but had originally pictured it more like the Citybird necklaces that I've done in the past using the street signs. Im glad in the end that I went with sterling and brass, it really looked nice with the burnt orange dress color. The tiara was a definite challenge for me, I've never done a piece that large but Im planning on doing more headpieces for sure!
Monday, May 12, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
I think it's time to make some more beads! Bryan and I had a good time last fall making these for the big squash blossom necklace. This time I'm going to add some stamping texture to them and go BIG! I'll get them started this weekend and share the progress next week.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I've managed to get in a couple of good nights in the studio so far this week, loving it! I have school tonight so may only sneak 30 minutes in there today. So, the bear cuff is coming along nicely I think. Can't wait to get the patina on it. This one is a commission piece but Im thinking I will have to make myself something along this line but I'm going to use that European Bison as my subject. Look at that face, he's too stinking adorable!!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Well, I think I've finally gotten over my slump. This was the longest time I've ever spent out of the studio.
These little charms are for the 13th Etsymetal charm swap. I've titled them " 13 course dinner,a.k.a. 13 unlucky little fish".
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Been playing on the computer way more this year than I've been in the studio, very strange! I've been taking some computer classes for the last 2 years and it's time to put a small portfolio together. This is what I've been messing around with this week. Please ignore the photo quality on these they are just placeholders for now.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I've been in a horrible slump lately. I think I just need to get the studio completely cleaned up and maybe some rearranging done. It's amazing how after a busy streak and the studio becomes trashed that the mess just wears you down!
So, I came down to clean a little and to think of some new earring ideas. I played around with some old earring scraps that I had put together several years ago and am excited at what I came with.