July 2009 Blog Posts (9)

2 Professors & Stevie B. !



That's Arkansas.



Which just happens to be where I went recently to be a juror.



Coincidence?



Yours truly, Stevie B., along with Associate Professor Erica Spitzer Rasmussen (Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN) and Professor… Continue

Added by Stevie B. on July 25, 2009 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Need recommendation on polymer clay finishing/polishing techniques

I've been using an arylic varnish to bring the shine to my polymer clay creations but I'm finding that over time, they tend to either get sticky or they start peeling. Should I not use this method or is there a recommendation someone can give me on what they have found works best? Should I just polish and if so, how do you do that with polymer clay that has intricate detail without jeopardizing the detail? Thx so much.

Added by Sandy Lewis on July 21, 2009 at 8:18pm — No Comments

New Book

There's a new book called "Jewelry Design" that's just being published in China written by Shannon Guo. I cannot read a word since it's all in Chinese, but it looks like a nice book with lots of good pictures. My work, along with that of a lot of familiar faces, is featured through out the book. The piece on the far right of the cover is one of my brooches.

Shannon Guo is Associate Professor, Jewelry and Metals Studio at the Fine Arts College of… Continue

Added by Deborrah Daher on July 19, 2009 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

emiko oye in NYTimes article

I made my NYTimes debut on Wednesday in the Style Magazine section for the opening of GlassWear at the Museum of Arts… Continue

Added by emiko oye on July 16, 2009 at 4:29am — 3 Comments

Learning My Colors

Do you remember when you first learned about colors? I can’t be for sure, but I must have learned “my colors” from my father as he painted tiny little faces on his fishing lures. We would sit at our dining table for hours as he secured each small metal lure in a mini-clipped vice and then delicately created “alluring tiny faces” to attract the biggest of fish in the lake. I remember his determination at painting perfect little yellow circles within larger black or red circles for the eyes. Now,… Continue

Added by Denise Landis on July 13, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Judge, Jury, and Executioner

Yep, that's me! Judge, jury, and executioner Stevie B! Or something like that...



Actually I've been asked to be a judge in another state for some sort of art grant. That's as detailed as I can get.



It's all mysterious and hush-hush I know but if a prospective applicant got wind of…
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Added by Stevie B. on July 10, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Are you wondering how to find a gallery, submit your work and establish a strong working relationship?

Are you wondering how to find a gallery, submit your work and establish a strong working relationship?

Find your answers at:

http://www.harriete-estel-berman.info/profguidelines/GallerySeries%20.html



This is a four part series originally published on Etsy to promote the SNAG Professional Development Seminar 2009.



This information from the… Continue

Added by Harriete E Berman on July 8, 2009 at 11:04pm — No Comments

500 Plastic Jewelry Designs



Surprise!



When I heared the doorbell ring I did not expect it to be this book! I expected it to arrive sometime in September, at least that's when I heared it was to be mailed. Silly rumors.



I've only quickly checked out the book, somehow finding the page my piece is on, but so far so good. Like Disney World a Lark 500 book needs at least a few days to see everything.



Now if only I would finally receive some sort… Continue

Added by Stevie B. on July 8, 2009 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Very exciting development.

My ongoing exploration of additive fabrication techniques has resulted in some exciting possibilities. Thanks to Rapid Quality Manufacturing in Ohio. These rings are created using Direct Metal Laser Sintering. Fun stuff. Stay tuned for finished pictures.…





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Added by Anthony Tammaro on July 2, 2009 at 1:05pm — 1 Comment

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