Three Brooches and an Unforgettable Adventure

The project:  Make a brooch to commemorate an event in my life.  Make the back as interesting as the front. I made three.  Because sometimes I’m an over-achiever when it comes to my art classes.  And because with more than one I could tell more of the story. The story, as far as I rememberContinue reading “Three Brooches and an Unforgettable Adventure”

How to Juggle Multiple Projects Without Going Crazy

Whew!  It has been an exciting beginning of the semester!  My box is still in the process of being finished and already I’m moving on to the next project.  And in just a couple weeks I’ll be starting project three!  It’s hard to keep up the enthusiasm and energy necessary for such a fast pacedContinue reading “How to Juggle Multiple Projects Without Going Crazy”

Art Student vs. The Integral Hinge! And Fight!

Fall semester is in its second week and I have my first project:  The Integral Hinge.  Suffice to say, this project is a little outside of my norm and just a few centimeters outside my comfort zone.  It’s highly technical, requiring precise (perfect, meticulous, exact) use of both tools and materials.  One swipe too manyContinue reading “Art Student vs. The Integral Hinge! And Fight!”

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 nowContinue reading “Making Jewelry to Sell: Some Ideas on Choosing What to Make”

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 itContinue reading “Three New Designs and a Postcard from a Messy Studio”