Friday, July 6, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Badger Jewelry Custom Order

I worked with a client this year who had a thing for badgers!  So much so, that she went out and found tins with images of badgers on them and had them sent to me.  Once received, the design process started.

She also had a great sense of the components she wanted to use with the images and had them sent to me as well.  

After many emails we settled on  two designs: one necklace and one brooch.  

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Patinas on brass stampings

I have been working on patinas on brass stampings for a client who didn't wish for a gold look on the brass.  These are raw and have not been buffed but it was informative to work on.  Having three of each allowed me really show the experimentation.

The salt and vinegar, no not potato chips, but cider vinegar and salt in a ceramic dish, letting the brass soak for about 20 minutes and then baking it for 20 minutes at 450 degrees gave a beautiful coppery color,  Suspending the brass in a glass jar above an inch of ammonia but not touching it,  really darkened the color.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Snow Days

Snow days are great for getting things done especially when you have new ideas.
New chandelier tin earrings with sliver or copper wire.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Great Mail

It is so nice to open a package and find this…totally unexpected…totally appreciated!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Multidimensional Earrings

New earrings, trying to add more dimensions to the light weight tin.