Maureen Brusa Zappellini
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  • Tucson, AZ
  • United States
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Tucson AZ. and I think our Governor is out of her mind.
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Cosmo's Moon Studio (my studio in my garden)
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
In the summer of 08 I founded the Metalsmiths Unite! facebook group- with a desire to facilitate connections within the metalsmithing world on facebook-
The group has grown bigger than I had even imagined, and we now have a great range of talents and metals people- from hobbiests and gallerists to blacksmiths and goldsmiths.
Metalsmiths Unite is a place to go and meet other smiths, share images/videos, discuss ideas, ask questions, and post workshop/teaching schedules.
Are you on Facebook? Come and join the group!
(now in it's latest incarnation as Metalsmiths Unite 2.0)
https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_128554200556390#!/home.php?sk=group_128554200556390&ap=1

Birthdate:
July 24- hint: I like getting tools :-)

Websites:(do you think I have enough?)
http://mbzmetals.com
http://braceletworkshop.etsy.com
http://cosmosmoonjewelry.com
http://cosmosmoon.etsy.com
http://pewterpalooza.etsy.com


Music/Musicians:
Tom Waits Radiohead arcadefire whitestripes joanna newsom curumin Elliot Smith The Magnetic Fields Leonard Cohen the Cramps Beck animal collective, brooklyn rider, the books, freelance whales
and on and on.. ( still have a tiny bit of space)
I also listen to podcasts like Radiolab, all songs considered(which I LOVE), studio 360 and Jay Whaley's Blogtalk radio podcast- to mention a few
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://mbzmetals.com
What media do you work with?
leather, rubber, found objects

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Metal Prices and the effect on Craft

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 6:18pm 4 Comments

The number says it all- today Silver prices shot up over $45 dollars an ounce. I've never seen it so high- well, never have been really tuned in when it was high before...



In late 1979 I was in 8th grade, in Durham New Hampshire. We had just moved there from Newark Delaware a few months before. One of my memories of that time was a discussion that happened in one of my classes about the rising cost of silver- This was the time when "the Hunt brothers" (Nelson and William Hunt) attempted to corner the world market in silver. Prices from Sept 1979 to January 1980 silver prices rose from $11.00 and ounce to $50 an ounce.(and then subsequently dropped back down under $11, where it remained for many years..)



I recall one of my classmates very excited by this because he and his brothers had been given silver stock as a confirmation gift earlier that year. At the time- the rise in prices didn't mean much to me- it only left me with a pang… Continue

deadlines, good bad and ugly.

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Well, not really bad..or ugly...and, even though I think deadlines are useful, I'm not sure you could really classify them as good... so, it's established, my title kind of stinks...:-)

Anyhow...There are still a couple of days left for a few important deadlines-

one, we in the US know is that *taxes* thing (which is actually due on the 18th this year..that's 3 more days to procrastinate!)

another thing you may know about is the deadline for VIDEO submissions to the…

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At 3:27pm on April 23, 2014, Glen Guarino said…

Please look at our call for our next online Crafthaus show, A Midsummer Day's Dream. We hope you will consider emailing a submission

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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Ife Head and Collar

I've been in the workshop a lot over the last week - not all of which has been to bury my head in the sand away from the increasingly nasty pro- and anti-independence campaigns in Scotland (which is also why I've not been so active on social media recently). Mostly, I've been working on commissions - a set of buttons, a couple of rings - and the collar…See More
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We made this yellow background because we're so-o-o-o-o bored with white and graduated backgrounds. Aren't you?Yellow background with polymer clay brooch.
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Rainbow Bird Necklace

Oxidized Sterling Silver, Vintage Cookie Tin, Japanese Tin Bird, Sleeping Beauty TurquoiseLength is adjustable up to 21" long. Pendant measures 3"x3".
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