September 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Fragments Make The Whole

My current work is created from fragments of observation and perception of my environment. I record images during my daily journeys around the city streets of Oxford. Ornamentation and wealth is combined with alternative encounters in the city: graffiti, road kill, rubbish and road markings.

My jewellery consists of these images, which have been cut from old steel cans and fused together. In turn these whole pieces become fragments of new images, reminiscent of ornamental ironwork or… Continue

Added by Tamsin Leighton-Boyce on September 27, 2009 at 9:55am — No Comments

Hydraulic Press

As an aside to making jewelry, my friend Dennis Todd who is a master machinest has made a stunning 20 ton hydraulic press for the jewelry trade. Pictures and a description of this press can be view at:

Added by Ed Ledner on September 23, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Can Factory in Brooklyn NY Dates

I will be selling my handcrafted jewelry at the Can Factory in Brooklyn on the following dates
Sunday October 11th
Sunday October 25th
November 8th
November 22nd
December 13th.

for more info about the Can Factory:
This is a great venue for all types of handcrafted arts.

Added by Ed Ledner on September 23, 2009 at 11:04am — No Comments

Ancient Art in AZ

I recently visited Canyon de Chelly in Northeastern Arizona to get re-connected to the spiritual vibes and visual inspirations that come from the area. We camped in a Navajo owned private campground called "Spider Rock Campground". Howard, the owner, plays Native flute music every morning to start the day. He rents tent and RV sites but also has primitive hogans for rent as well. And if you like to seek inner peace through traditional ceremonies, Howard has two Sweat Lodges. One is a Navajo Way… Continue

Added by Denise Landis on September 11, 2009 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Feng Shui Balance - Modern Decor

When designing a room for a client... one of the first things you need to ask, is how arty can one get? Designers can go all out, crazy with color, texture, and money... but when your client asks for simple and clean, this is what they should get. Not too many colors, keeping it clear of chaos and menagerie. This is a great example of good clean design. Simple furniture, simplistic colors and elegance. Mobiles adding a repetitive pattern from the… Continue

Added by Julie Frith on September 4, 2009 at 11:34am — No Comments

The Studio Chronicle

check out this nice little interview i did with

Added by gina alvarez on September 3, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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