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Posted on March 13, 2012 at 11:35pm 3 Comments 0 Likes
It's easy to enjoy a well crafted piece of jewelry... the way it feels on your skin, the perfectly balanced shapes, the flow of the design. Or the way the light reflects in that, one of a kind stone...you know...the stone that the metalsmith picked out 3 years ago at Tucson and has been saving it for the right design!! I am always striving to make my work "better". But I realized the other day..."better" and "perfect" are…Continue
Posted on December 22, 2011 at 10:11am 0 Comments 0 Likes
Gotta love Christmas and the EWM "empty wallet syndrome" that comes along with it! I ran across this video and although it's a tad bit crafty...I found his "recycles flowers" very pretty...and free!!! Maybe my kids will make grandma a bouquet for Christmas!!???
Posted on November 29, 2011 at 12:21am 6 Comments 0 Likes
I don't know why I keep tinkering with the resin idea. I LOVE the look of glass...but I can't tell you how many times I get asked if my plique-a-jour pieces are resin. So I purchased a buttload ( that's a metalsmithing term) of different kinds of…
Posted on November 7, 2011 at 10:31pm 6 Comments 0 Likes
"Translucent" featuring recycled school folders, will be featured in the upcoming Lark book entitled, "30-Minute Bracelets" by Marthe Le Van. The book is set for release in mid 2012.
Posted on June 12, 2011 at 3:16am 8 Comments 2 Likes
I have often wondered...How does one go about selling "jewelry" made out of paper or other fragile materials??? I absolutely love the look of handmade or specialty paper...and have combined it with some of my metalwork in the past...but it definitely takes a "special" buyer to actually purchase it. Check out the brooches made by Sabrina Meyns here on…Continue
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glad you're working it out. i use bel-decal waterslide papers for my decals. good luck
aimee, to answer your question, i never did get an answer from her about the decals you were asking me about. love your work.
Well, maybe a future project for me.... In the meantime if you want you could go with the qr code .... :-)
Thanks for posting that amazing PBS link ! Hope you don't mind if I emailblast this out to everyone :-) This will be of interest to all of us !!
However, I have had excellent results with less expensive 'pigments' such as eye shadow (really !!) or even regular kitchen spices.... I experimented with various colorful powdered substances, but ended up liking eye shadow the best. Lots of color choices, matte or glittery :-)
I am sure there are many more options out there. What are you using ?
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