Jewelry

Honey Bee Pendant and Happy Artists

I just finished a new little pendant (only an inch across and not much taller!) and, honestly, it just makes me smile.  It is definitely my new favorite layered pendant. I know, as an artist, I am (as a stereotype) supposed to be perpetually dissatisfied with my work.  This is supposed to be part of… Continue reading Honey Bee Pendant and Happy Artists

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A Commission with Gold: Keeping cool when working with precious materials

What did I do over winter break?  I played with 22k gold!  It was amazing.  And nerve-wracking.  And absolutely worth it.  Every metal feels different to cut.  Nickle is kind of rough and springy, copper is a bit softer than nickle, silver is smooth, like gliding through with every cut.  I had been told, however,… Continue reading A Commission with Gold: Keeping cool when working with precious materials

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Making Jewelry to Sell: Some Ideas on Choosing What to Make

I did it!  Over the last few weeks I've spent most of my time (when I wasn't working at my day job, riding my bike or hanging out with friends - it's a full life!) making four pieces to offer to Artforms, A Perrysburg Gallery.  And they took all four of them!  So my work is now… Continue reading Making Jewelry to Sell: Some Ideas on Choosing What to Make

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Three New Designs and a Postcard from a Messy Studio

It's an exciting new week with new designs to start making!  As I mentioned in my last post, a local gallery has asked to carry my work and I'm pretty much up the wall with excitement.  I've never been carried in a commercial art gallery so this is a new and wonderful experience!  Since it… Continue reading Three New Designs and a Postcard from a Messy Studio