Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Gifts from Unexpected Sources

I big thank you to Mark Teece at Westshore Forge for bringing me a box of tins!  What a wonderful assortment.  Where will these take me, how will I use them?  The journey…..

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Jewelry From the Bench - Cazenovia Artisans

Gearing up for the jewelers show at Cazenovia Artisans: Jewelry From the Bench for the month of May.

New necklaces for the show made from brass and tin. Early stages:

and the finished necklaces.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

New Designs 2019

Lots of ideas float around in my head: shapes, forms, colors, and textures. Some make it to paper and then even fewer make it to actuality.  My bench time has been limited this year but I have tried a few new directions.  Now to go back and add texture, find other colors and to change the size.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Next up: It's a Wonderful …Shop at Baltimore Woods

We are reviving this Holiday shop once held in my home. This year it will be held at Baltimore Woods with refreshments and raffles to support the woods.  Lots of great parking. 10 great Artisans, what's not to like?

Check out this wonderful write up!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Baking Tin Leaves

A customer asked me to make a necklace similar to the falling leaves earrings I had posted in my Etsy shop.

So I started looking around my studio to find some tin to use and remembered a piece from a vintage baking tin.

After playing with the tin and cleaning it up, I found it made a beautiful sculptural leaf.

I finished the leaves put them together with a neat little bail.

So now I am looking for more baking tins.

Monday, July 23, 2018

River Otter Custom Necklace

Another special request, take the river otter, (that handsome gal in the center of the screen):

and add a frame

maybe needs to be cooler in cooler

maybe a different shape

and then start playing with other elements to add on the necklace

with lots to choose from.

And then on to the final necklace:

A happy client and a wonderful solution!