Thursday, October 16, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Salt Market

This year the Pepper Market has rolled back into the Salt Market and it is NEXT Saturday.

New brooches for the Salt Market:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Copper Bracelet

About a year ago, my brother, who is an antique dealer, gave me these vintage copper pieces.

The pieces were obviously for bracelets.  They sat out on a table near my work bench and I would finger them often and wonder what I would do with them.  I looked for these pieces in catalogs and didn't find anything like them.  I also searched on line and found vintage bracelets made with pieces like this.

Last week, after completing work and cleaning up my work area, I got them out and moved them to center court on the workbench after I had thrown them in the tumbler for a couple of hours.  I moved pieces of tin nearby to test color combos and let that percolate for a couple of days.  Finally,  yesterday, I was ready to put the pieces together. This is what the pieces of copper became, with a little help from some vintage tins, brass circle, brass rivets and steel jump rings and toggle.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Working for the Weekend

Changing career paths, gives you new ways to look at your time!

Just finishing up some earrings for the Apple Harvest Festival in Ithaca this weekend.  My booth is on the corner of Cayuga and Seneca Streets. So looking forward to Ithaca!  See you Saturday and Sunday 10-6.