Monday, January 31, 2011

I am teaching a tin bead making class in a couple of weeks at a cool craft store in Syracuse: Craft Chemistry on N. Salina Street right next to Biscotti's. Come join me.

Friday, January 28, 2011

This week has been a zipper pin week. These are destined for Aurora Arts and Design in Aurora, NY.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Raw Materials

This week a friend sent me zippers and this morning I went to our local transfer station and culled through the piles for a short while. Thanks Holly!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Business day: took 23 pieces of tin work,(earrings, brooches, and pendants), to Craft Chemistry on North Salina Street in Syracuse. Stop by if you are in the neighborhood. Brianna, the shop owner, has a good eye for fun and funky things. It is right next to Biscotti's.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A productive day in the workshop. Worked on three ideas: one with the objects found on Christmas day roaming the streets of Philadelphia, one with beads and the third a continuation of an idea started last summer at Haystack.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Here is one of the little window pieces I have been working on....2 vintage beer cans (a bit thicker than the current ones), a beaded necklace, eyelets, brass wire and beads. These are fun to make!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Treasury by my good friend Jan

Snow Day

Snow days are wonderful trying out new ideas.....a true gift of time. So here are some earring designs I was playing around with today.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My workshop! It is carved into a part of our basement, though well lit, (3 windows), it has no heat. Great for banging around!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Georgia on my mind treasury from Etsy

My peach necklace is among the items!

More cutting today along with folding the tin. The women came from a tomato paste tin and a oil oil can. Fun making these little windows. Getting better at working with this technique. Both are brooches. I like the folded edge and the uneven way it makes little curtains for the windows.