"Well, thanks so much Lora! The hinge isn't as tight as I wanted it to be but I know I have time to keep improving as I practice. I really appreciate you writing. Celie's class would be a lot of fun, wouldn't it?"
This piece is made of 16 gauge sterling wire and wrapped qith 16 gauge half round wire so it is pretty hefty. The stone in the middle is a square faceted cz. A bit tricky to wire this in place but it was worth the effort.
"Thank you Lora! It was an interesting challenge to figure out what would be the best way to set the stone backwards against the frame. Wire is a very easy solution compared to bezel setting which is my normal route to take. It took…"
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The horrific disaster in Japan really touched my heart. This is how I responded, designing a piece to never let me forget about the Japanese people, the strength and humility they show in times of…"
"You are very brave to go after bezel setting a stone in copper. This piece is wonderful. I bezel set a lot of stones in silver and have thought about using copper but have yet to take the plunge so to see it so well done is very…"
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Lisa Barth is a wire jewelry artist and a Senior level certified teaching metal clay instructor from Atlanta, Georgia. She teaches wire artistry and metal clay and absolutely loves sharing her passion for this art. She has been published in several magazines, including the cover of Bead&Button, Australian Beading, BeadStyle, Metal Clay Artist Magazine, Bead&Button's Creative Beading Vol. 4. She has two more articles for Bead&Button coming in 2011. Her work has bean featured in Barbara McGuire's book called Creative Canes and she has appeared on Live television, presenting her work.
Lisa will be teaching at the Metal Clay World Conference in Chicago in July, 2011. Bezel setting stones is her specialty and will be sharing her expertise in designing organically, achieving harmony between stone and setting. She is always learning and pushing herself to be achieve excellence. "I haven't made it yet but I intend to take a life time getting there. Anyone who wishes to learn with me is welcome to come on aboard. Life is short, let's have some fun"!
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Lisa, I'm so glad you joined Crafthaus! Be sure and join the interest group, New Directions. That's where the metal clay artists hare hanging that are going to participate in the exhibition. See you there!
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