Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This are my latest designs. These two necklaces are made from tin, printed tin, sterling rivets and handmade/hand-forged steel chain. Bring on the cans.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

More pictures from the class. This is a shrine I created in memory of my father-in-law. He was an avid birder, reader, drinker of Earl Grey Tea, and lived for his summers in Maine. These photos show the necklace replete with the firs trees of Maine, a bird, a stick from a beach and a stone from Jasper Beach in Machiasport. It took along time to work out the design but I am thrilled with the results.
Materials used are: moonstone from Jasper Beach, sticks, Earl Grey Tea can, tin, iron wire, brass,
and transfers for the images.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

So the class I took was with Marlene True and it opened my eyes to a new way of showing things and lots of great new techniques. We created little shrines for jewelry while it wasn't being worn.
This shrine was made from bottle caps I found in Spain, a tuna can, an image transfer and a paprika can. I also used an altoid can for the box.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I have just returned from Haystack Mountain School of Craft on Deer Isle, Maine. I spent a lovely 2 weeks there in a class called Jewelry Enshrined. What a wonderful gift to have 2 weeks dedicated to working with creative people in a beautiful setting. Here are a few pictures of my work and as I photograph them I will post more. You can see I learned to use a hydraulic press to form tin and transferred images to metal. So much fun and many great ideas to go forward with.