Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New work and a bug...

I have a few new pieces finished up and ready for wearin!

Emerald and Prehnite Pendants...

Jumbo Herkimer Diamond ring...

Medium Herkimer Diamond ring...

Also, Lothar(my dog) and I were wrestling in the living room when I stumbled upon this buggy frozen like a statue. So I took pics! She was an excellent model. Looks great with blue lace agate! She is now back in the wild(my yard) bein all tough n stuff!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mission Accomplished!

Well I finally finished my first ring with one of my very own cabs! So exciting!

From Slab...

To finished Ring!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Bench!

New bench! New studio layout!
It is soooo nice to be out of the basement. I want to sleep in my studio! Sometimes I just sit there with just the desk lamps on at night and listen to music. My fav room in the house!!!


Friday, June 18, 2010

H20 Candy - Takashi Amano

So if you are a reefer, or a fresh water freak... well no matter what you are, Takashi Amano's planted tanks are just pretty freakin awesome to look at.
You can see more of his work here amanotakashi.net
Make sure to check out his tanks!!!




photo credits Takashi Amano

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cabbing...

My current cabs in progress! I can't wait to set them! The smaller green cabs(Prehnite and Fluorite) are for mini Man o War rings.
Clockwise.. Ocean Jasper, Ocean Jasper, Plume Agate, Ocean Jasper and Amethyst Sage Agate in the middle.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June "Talk About" with the Handmade Division Team!

Heyoooooooo! It's the monthly "talk about" blog that I share with the Handmade Division team!!!
This month's topic is...
“Do you consider yourself only a Single Discipline artist, or do you work in multi media application, and/or draw techniques from other fields to use in the creations you’re working in?”

Well to start, I LOVE creating art, and that means pretty much ANY art. Plus I have a really really short attention span, so there you go! I am in love with metals right now, but my favorite art form would have to be sculpture. I guess jewelry design is really just small sculptures that you wear on your body yes? 
My ultimate goal is to have several forms going at once. Now that I am pretty much creating on a full time schedule, I am going to start branching out soon.
I'm thinking some photography first, then I will ease my way back into a big long term sculpture project that I have had planned out for quite some time.
I also really really want to get into ceramics! And tattoos! And Glass!
Yep...

Please check out some other artists who are sharing their answers to this very same question!!!

Andes Cruz: http://andescruz.wordpress.com/
Thomasin Durgin: http://metalriot.blogspot.com/
Jewelry by Natsuko: http://jewelrybynatsuko.blogspot.com/
Lisa Hopkins Design: http://lisahopkinsdesign.blogspot.com/
Maureen BZ (Cosmo’s Moon) http://cosmosmoonjewelry.blogspot.com/
Abhaya Fibers http://abhayafibers.blogspot.com/
ArtJewel Designs http://www.artjeweldesigns.blogspot.com/
Susan Moloney http://susarto.blogspot.com/
Tamra Gentry http://jewelrydesignchronicles.wordpress.com/
HandMade Division Blog http://handmadedivision.wordpress.com/

Please note: Not all our members post their blogs at the same time of day!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Oh yeah...

One more Herkimer ring that I snuck in yesterday!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What I have been up to lately...

Hello! Here is some work that I have done over the past couple of weeks!