Monday, July 29, 2013

I am just back from 2 amazing weeks working with Bob Ebendorf and Marissa Sanehotlz at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts on the beautiful coast of Maine.  We worked at capturing, securing, found items on or with metal.  We were instructed  to be playful and creative with materials.  So much fun and  lots of work along with lots of freshly baked cookies, yummy meals
and even a lobster dinner. This is a charm bracelet which includes steel wire, copper, a pottery chard, bottle cap, and a Japanese coin.
This can be worn as either a brooch or pendant and is made with brass, rusted steel, found mandible, pearls, and a piece of old jewelry.

This brooch combines a concrete flower, tin image, costume jewelry and textured copper.

These three are from the paintbrush bead  series I have started and will continue to work on. A tin mold, bottle caps, pieces of jewelry, steel wire and tin have been used as well.

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