I have been wanting to learn about making rings and stone setting for a long time but other techniques always kept grabbing my attention first. But finally I had the pleasure of taking a three week ring making workshop for school. And it was amazing! And exhausting! For ten hours a day Monday through Thursday… Continue reading Rings Rings Rings!
It has been a very exciting, productive, fun, and exhausting last three weeks! I knew there would be a lot of work with cramming a four month semester college class into three weeks but I had no idea I would end up with so much to take home! I learned seven different ways to bind… Continue reading Summer Book Making Class
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 this… Continue reading Combining Passions
Last Saturday my Honey Bee Box and Tar Hollow Brooch Series were invited to the Bravo! BG, a black-tie gala event to raise money for scholarships for students in the arts programs at Bowling Green State University. And I was invited, too! I met some very kind people who believe in the importance of promoting… Continue reading Metals Artist in the Fancy Gala
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 and… Continue reading My Big Metals Project for Spring Semester
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. And… Continue reading The End of the Semester and Two Shiny Boxes
I received my very own two copies of Prairie Margins, Bowling Green State University's undergraduate literary magazine last week. My very own free copies. The kind you get when your work is in the magazine. I opened them right away and turned to see proof that the emails regarding the acceptance of my submission were… Continue reading I’m Published!
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 remember… Continue reading Three Brooches and an Unforgettable Adventure
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 paced… Continue reading How to Juggle Multiple Projects Without Going Crazy
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 many… Continue reading Art Student vs. The Integral Hinge! And Fight!