February 2011 Blog Posts (19)

Coming to The Ranch in 2011:



Brenda Schweder, Megan Corwin, Gordon Uyahara, Binky Bergsman, Ronna Sarvas Weltman, Melissa Cable, Barbara Berk, Richard Salley, Chris Campbell, Anjanette Harper, Amber George, Patrik Kusek, Maureen Brusa Zappellini, David Huang, Ken Bova, Lorena Angulo, Dawn Nichols Walden, Victoria Lansford, Robert Dancik, Barbara Minor - and more!!

Added by Randi Harper on February 25, 2011 at 11:28pm — No Comments

The Tattoo Machine

Beneath The Skin 83

  Beneath The Skin 82

Finally finished the tattoo machine for the "Beneath the Skin" exhibition in Sheffield next month! I'm so relieved at getting this main part completed and I can now concentrate on…


Added by The Justified Sinner on February 25, 2011 at 2:04pm — 2 Comments

TAX TIME, Tick Tock, The Tax Clock is Ticking

BentClocks06 Time to get your business taxes ready.

For artists and makers, running your business in a manner compliant with I.R.S. rules
can make a BIG DIFFERENCE between being declared a "business" instead of a "hobby".…


Added by Harriete Estel Berman on February 24, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments


I am SO annoyed. I had just finished cleaning and polishing these rings:


Beneath The Skin (WIP) 68 when I managed to completely lose the one on the right with the heart. I have turned the workshop upside-down and can't find it. It is getting to the point where I would actually be quicker making another! These rings are part of my collection…


Added by The Justified Sinner on February 23, 2011 at 2:32pm — 4 Comments





A Critique Group can offer friendly feedback and helpful perspective to artists and makers on a regular basis. Scheduled meetings also help you stay motivated with external deadlines (for each Critique Group meeting) and a break from the isolation of the studio.



Added by Harriete Estel Berman on February 21, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

a studio visit

hello everyone, just wanted to report of a beautiful studio visit i had today and of 2 beautiful people i finally met in person....carolyn and bob, of ornament magazine.


given the fact that i am deep in (i call it) frenzy-show-mode, currently preparing 2 shows for april, nyc (http://www.artrider.com/CNY11.html) & dc (…


Added by Emanuela Aureli on February 19, 2011 at 7:09pm — 4 Comments

Further Forward

Finally got the colouring of the Japanese alloys working, so can now start on making the components of the piece. 


Beneath The Skin (WIP) 60

These hearts are made from high-purity Copper, with 25/75 Ag/Cu fused to the surface, then press-formed. The idea is that on colouring in Rokusho, the copper will turn a deep red and the shakudo will go a…


Added by The Justified Sinner on February 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

getting there

I've been on holiday for a few days, so no posts. Back to the grindstone today, playing about with these Japanese alloys. Just before I went on holiday, I was having problems with an ochre-coloured deposit on the metals and copper plating: I guessed that this was caused by iron in some way - a hazard in my workshops, where old bits of iron are as likely to be on the bench as precious metals. 

Cleaning everything up made a huge difference to the samples and I even achieved some very…


Added by The Justified Sinner on February 16, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Shipping Alternatives to Europe-General question

I have a question to anyone with the experience, I need to ship a small box to Europe, with some art supplies for a class I am teaching in late June. I do not want to ship it air, because the contents are considered flammable. (Pine Oil, medium for glass paints). Any suggestions on a alternative? By boat? How? Whom?

In case you are wondering, I have shipped a lot by air, Korea, Japan, Australia, and Europe, I use Fed Ex, they have a service called, Fed Ex Great Rates. But , I use it…


Added by john de Wit on February 16, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

500 silver jewelry designs

well, somewhere in there there is a picture of one of my play rings....will be out officially april 2011...can't wait to see it!check it out and let me know what you think!




Added by Emanuela Aureli on February 16, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Consider a visit to my etsy shop

Please consider a visit to my etsy shop, thank you!




Added by Lenore Lampi on February 12, 2011 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments


I have a short profile interview published on a Spanish jewellery website today, Beads-Perles.

Added by The Justified Sinner on February 8, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Digital Mills And Press Forms

Continuing with the "Beneath the Skin" work, all that messing around with the digital scanner and the Polymer Clay models was to give me a press-forming die, of which I now have two, one with the heart at 25mm and 5.6mm deep...


The negative image into which the metal will be pressed.…


Added by The Justified Sinner on February 5, 2011 at 1:45pm — 4 Comments

Custom Neckpiece

Finished custom neckpiece - yellow, green and red golds, oxidized silver and freshwater pearls...

Added by Deborrah Daher on February 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Too Much To Think About

Working on my new project, the customised tattoo machine and associated jewellery pieces, "Beneath the Skin". This project involves a collaboration between me, a tattoo artist in the US, an Argentinian maker of tattoo machines and a metallurgist in Sheffield! It is going to be exhibited as part of the "Galvanize Sheffield" exhibition. 


This week, I've been converting the drawings into 3D forms by various manual and digital means. The original drawings from…


Added by The Justified Sinner on February 2, 2011 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

Studio build out going strong!!!

While staying inside and watching the snow blow outside my home in Kansas City I was able to write my second entry on my blog site on Ganoksin.  If you have the time and interest check it out!......http://genevieve.ganoksin.com/blogs/

Added by Genevieve E. Flynn on February 1, 2011 at 8:48pm — No Comments

The Annual I Hate Winter Blog Post: Things I'm looking forward to edition.

It's the first of February (Imbolc if you know your pagan holidays).  This means we are now at the halfway point between the Solstice and the Equinox (read: between the frozen hell of Northeastern Winter and the glorious but short lived Spring.)  Tomorrow some old white men will withdraw a portly rodent from a cage and pretend it can predict the future.  I don't pretend to understand.


I am in the midst of my annual late winter sulking but as that is not a productive way to…


Added by Adriane Dalton on February 1, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Exhibition as Extortion

Open letter to the The Michigan Silversmiths Guild


The recent national call for entry for your regional show sounded enticing. Interesting theme, notable juror - even a small amount of prize money. The $35 entry fee seemed in line with many other exhibitions of the same level. Then we read in the fine print that membership in the Michigan Silversmiths Guild is required to enter - another $35 fee, bringing cost of entry to $70.


This thinly disguised membership…


Added by 2Roses on February 1, 2011 at 10:06am — 1 Comment

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