is a table-top shield that effeminates stee' and structuralizes nylon stockings to contradict material gender. This piece has not been shown outside of my thesis show, but will be on exhibit beginning this Saturday, July 20th in New York at Brooklyn Metal Works
. The Siamese Connection
exhibition is inspired by a water pipe with two openings that is often seen in urban life. The exhibition was intended to bring together work that has a "collision of two elements or an unexpected branching." I'm curious to see the exhibition and to finally see the space. This will be the second show that I've been in there and I thought the work included in the Re-Fresh
exhibition was pretty killer, so I hope this show follows suit.
This week I sent a nice big package of ruffle steel earrings to the Society for Contemporary Craft
. Some nice steel jewelry for a sweet steel town. Go pick up a few pairs for yourself or your sweetie.
I made a necklace for my friend mike's lady two years ago and the painted steel wire I used just wasn't holding up. I exchanged the yellow painted steel wire for a thicker brass wire that I powder coated with transparent fluorescent yellow. It looks awesome! It's great because when it catches the light just right you can see the fluorescent bits. I think I may need to start finishing brass like this.
I finished Rachael's Necklace earlier this week. She wanted a pendant necklace that was very flat like the cherry blossom necklace
that she bought from me a few years ago. When we met for our design session, she said she really liked the woven stud post earrings
that I make, but her ears aren't pierced, so she wanted me to make a necklace out of them. Each little sterling silver and steel woven ball is soldered onto a sterling silver frame. I really like the view of the back of the piece. To top it off, I set two tiny little citrines in the ends of the toggle. I can't wait to see a photo of it on her!