I recently had the absolute joy of making an entire collection for an amazing couple's wedding. It is so much fun making a cohesive collection of jewelry pieces. I love working with a single theme and seeing where it takes me. The couple wanted the pieces to incorporate the look of branches, be made of… Continue reading Branches Wedding Collection
Patreon is an amazing way for people to earn their livings as independent artists. For hundreds of years artists have thrived on the patronage of their communities and Patreon is a modern day continuation of that integral process. Patreon.com is a website for artists to achieve their goals through gaining and maintaining a regular monthly… Continue reading Be a Patron!
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!
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
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