Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gods Jeweler's at Work

When I look out into the world I see all Gods artistic creations. I think about how wonderful of an artist he is. Every tree, flower, blade of grass, rocks, and even snow and rain have some form of pattern in them. Everything was made perfect in his eyes. As a child, I would lay in the field behind my house, between the pine trees looking up into the clouds trying to figure out what I could make of them. I would also walk the fields pulling one of those blades of hay and stare at the formation of seeds between each little fuzzy thing. All I can say is beautiful. I thank him for my gift.

I have really learned to respect other jewelry artistans work. When making things myself, I often stop and think "wow" this is alot of work. In the end after that piece is finished, I won't think about what it took for me to make it. I will admire that piece of art, because my hands touched every wire, link, clay, bead, claps, bail, brush and tools to make this beauty. So the next time you admire a piece of jewelry remember some artist out there put that together by hand.
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Autumn Life Necklace

This is my newest piece that I have been working on. As you can tell, I have used the same clay design in the cobachon that I used in my last piece. I made a lot of that pattern. This beautiful piece was made using 20 gauge half round copper wire for the chain links, and 20 bright round copper for  the wire wrapping. I used Faux Glass Pearls: brown and white. I also added some glass beads. The chain is 24in's in length and the pendant hangs 2 1/2 in's.

I am never sure as to how to measure the length of the chain. So I measure from one end of the chain to the other.   Here is a picture to give an idea of how far it hangs down.
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I won an Artisan Challenge with this necklace.  On Artisans/Designers Jewelry website.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Oakleaf Town Center Fall Festival

I have to say for my first showing that it turned out very nice. I want to thank my Mother & Father Inlaw for the tremendous amount of help. I would also thank my Darling husband "Don" that is a big support of my work. With the four of us we had everything thing up in a jiffy, and down in a jiffy. This photo was taken before everything started. The maniger of the town center was super nice. She has already envited me back for other events. I guess I better get busy with all the upcoming holiday,s.

Me :)
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Handcrafted Tuscany Themed Set

A bit of Tuscany added to my collection of fun Jewelry. I would love to go to Italy one day. I was told today that this set remind them of the walls in Olive Gardens Restaunt. I took that as a complament because that is what these pieces are suppost to look like. Below you can see a closer look of the necklace.
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