This months Topic – Show us your Studio: Each month a group of metalsmiths choose a topic and you can check out each artists response on their blogs in the list below. It has been a while since I have posted any pictures of my metalsmithing “bench”. Really calling it that is a bit over glorifying the whole thing. Most of my work is done at an Ikea drawing table that I have since dubbed my “bench”. I hate to admit that most of the time it is not this organized. I cleaned her up a bit just […]more
I belong to a group on Etsy called the Aspiring Metalsmiths. This is a team of dedicated emerging metal artists that share information and techniques to help each other grow their skills in metalsmithing. I recently posted a collection on the team blog of new work that a few of the members have just posted in their Etsy shops. There is some excellent new pieces so check it out! View the new metalwork here.
Since beginning to make my own jewelry pretty much everyone in my family has gotten a piece that I have especially made for them. Everyone, except my boyfriend. So… this one's for you babe :) Hope you like it! I made this piece out of 16 gauge sterling silver sheet metal. Once I cut out the correct size I stamped the words, "I love you" and engraved a little heart on the inside. Then I soldered the piece together and shaped it on my ring mandrel to make it round. After that I took my Dremel (yes, I know I […]more
So, you have seen Mr. Trouble a.k.a. Titan, and now I would like to introduce Moxie. She is a Border Collie mix. Four years ago I went to the Humane Society looking for a brand new puppy. Then I saw Moxie. She was the saddest little thing you have ever seen. She was about 6 months old and her coat was thin and stringy, she was recovering from a case of Kennel Cough, and just had the biggest puppy dog eyes you have ever seen. What can I say, I was a sucker for those eyes. So, next thing I […]more
By the Handmade Spark As some of you know I am a member of the Aspiring Metalsmiths team on Etsy.com. This is a great group of metalworking artists that consists of people of all skill levels that get together on the Etsy forums to help each other grow their skills as a metalsmith. Recently this group was featured on the Handmade Spark blog and one of my pieces was included. Check out the awesome pieces chosen and check out this great blog here.
I can see the leaves changing from my window. Fall is here, and winter is not too far behind. I am not sure I am totally prepaired for winter yet with all the slush and clouds. Although it will probably be good for me and entice me to stay inside and work on more jewelry 🙂 I also get to visit my family soon and hapily 'get outta town' for a much needed break. It is always great to visit family and I haven't gotten to see them since July. My little sister is turning 18 and this is […]more
Photo by Honey and Jam Photos on EtsySeriously. I have been suffering from a hellish sinus infecting throat destroying cold that generates a constant migrane for almost three weeks! I have been drinking tea non stop and it seems to be the only thing that is helping my throat. It is so hard to be motivated when you just want to curl up in your bed and nap! With all this downtime I had time to finish the previous season of Dexter. I got to the last episode and my jaw dropped. I won't ruin it for anyone but… WTF! […]more
Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped promote my giveaway! Congratulations to Melody who has won the gift box with over $75 worth of my handmade jewelry.Included was a pair fine silver earrings, a pair of talk bubble sterling silver studs, and a fine silver Mod Heart Necklace. This giveaway was such a success I know I will do it again in the future. Thanks again to everyone who participated. It just made my day to read all the kind comments that were left.