April Jewelry Class: Rose Quartz Necklace

April Jewelry Class: Rose Quartz Necklace $45 Friday, April 28 7:00 – 9:00 pm 122 Louisiana Ave, Perrysburg Sign up through Eventbrite at AprilJewelryClass.eventbrite.com Registration ends Thursday, April 20 Spend a fun Friday evening with friends making your own layered necklace! You will learn how to close a bezel setting around a stone, how to use letter stamps on metal and howContinue reading “April Jewelry Class: Rose Quartz Necklace”

How Do Commissions Work?

I get a lot of people asking about how, exactly, commissions work. So here are the ins and outs and a few tips about commission me and other artists to do work! It all starts with a sketch I cannot speak to the process used by other artists, but for me it almost always startsContinue reading “How Do Commissions Work?”

Combining Passions

I have always had more passions than time in a day. So whenever I find a way to combine my passions into a single project I get really excited. With this project I get to meld my love of metals with my joy of making comics, which has me really excited! The process for thisContinue reading “Combining Passions”

How to Say Goodbye to a Project and Start Something Fantastic

Alright, you may be wondering what happened to the tea set. There is one hard truth about making art: Not every project works out. Sometimes a project breaks.  Sometimes you realize you were off track from the beginning and it isn’t going to turn into one of those happy mistakes.  Sometimes forces conspire to sapContinue reading “How to Say Goodbye to a Project and Start Something Fantastic”

A Short Comic and an Update on the New Tea Set

Sometimes the lifespan of a project goes like this.  I’m somewhere between three and twelve weeks now.  Nothing quite looks like anything at this point.  Which is how projects always seem to start. Mostly there has been an awful lot of hammering. It’s amazing that not long ago the two domes above were once flat circlesContinue reading “A Short Comic and an Update on the New Tea Set”

My Awards in the Undergrad Show and Other Awesome Student Work

This year I entered my pieces in the Bowling Green State University Undergraduate Exhibition, was ecstatic when they were accepted and moved on to catching up on projects and the rest of my daily activities.  I was sick the weekend of the opening and figured I would check out everyone else’s work on Monday. WhenContinue reading “My Awards in the Undergrad Show and Other Awesome Student Work”

My Big Metals Project for Spring Semester

Do you ever get those ideas that grow and grow in your mind and on paper until sketching them out is not enough?  And then you have no choice but to make those ideas exist in the real world, no matter how hard or time consuming?  I had my idea for my spring jewelry andContinue reading “My Big Metals Project for Spring Semester”

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 ofContinue reading “Honey Bee Pendant and Happy Artists”

The End of the Semester and Two Shiny Boxes

The semester is winding down its last week and like most college students at the end of semester when projects are due, I’ve been busy!  Today I finished not one, but two projects.  One, the Honey Bee Box from the beginning of semester, shined up beautifully! There are fifteen individual layers in the lid. AndContinue reading “The End of the Semester and Two Shiny Boxes”