Sunday, March 23, 2014

1000 beads

Really excited to receive my copy of 1000 beads in the mail this week and even more excited to be included in it!  This is one of my favorite pieces and while it has since sold, I had the good sense to have a great friend photograph it before it left the studio.   The making of it was featured in one of my early blog posts, which can be viewed here.  Lark Crafts publishes quality jewelry books that serve as inspiration to my students. The caliber of work in this volume is no exception, making it a truly humbling experience to have been selected by juror Kristina Logan to be included.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Winter's Work

I have a wonderful and warm studio to work in, but it can still be tough during the long winter months to stay motivated.  This is often a time I turn to pieces that have been abandoned during the year and try to problem solve them to resolution.  This little hollow pod had much potential, but I was struggling with how to resolve a large hole torn in the bottom.  A CZ rolling around my bench served as the perfect inspiration!  I even enclosed a few on the inside so that it jingles when you shake it.