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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:

http://www.pagoldsmiths.org/hydraulic_press.html

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
and
December 13th.

for more info about the Can Factory:
http://www.xoprojects.com/market.html
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 http://thestudiochronicle.blogspot.com/

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

American Craft Council Award of Excellence 2009

Last week at the American Craft Council show

in San Francisco I was awarded with

the Award of Excellence 2009.





This is is for me such an honor that I still don't find the right words to describe my gratitude and satisfaction.

And now I must thank all the dear friends that strongly advised me to do the show and support me when I really needed… Continue

Added by Francesca Vitali on August 25, 2009 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Memory keepers, map makers, and material thinkers: the sustained offerings of craft objects

This is an abstract of a paper Tamsin Kerr and I are presenting at the Making Futures: Craft and Sustainability conference in Plymouth, UK next month.



Memory keepers, map makers, and material thinkers: the sustained offerings of craft objects

Tamsin Kerr http://cooroorainstitute.com/

Ross Annels w http://rossannels.com/



This presentation draws upon the landscape memoir work of intellectual Tamsin Kerr and the ecoregionalism of fine furniture designer/maker, Ross… Continue

Added by Ross Annels on August 21, 2009 at 12:38am — 1 Comment

At Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Faculty Show

Added by noel leicht on August 12, 2009 at 8:40am — No Comments

Listen to an interview with me and BlogTalk personality Jay Whaley

Listen to an interview with me and BlogTalk personality Jay Whaley http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios/2009/08/06/Metalsmith-Bench-Talk-With-Jay-Whaley


The hour long interview can be downloaded or simply listen on line as streaming audio.

Added by Harriete E Berman on August 11, 2009 at 1:08am — No Comments

Going fAn!

Yesterday I decided to give FACEBOOK a try for promoting my paper jewelry work.



I have created (not without any problems...eheheh dyslexia made its appearance-see photo below!!) my FAN PAGE (http://www.facebook.com/pages/FRUCCI-DESIGN-paper-jewelry-by-Francesca-Vitali/120122162174)...for those of you who don't know what a fan page is, check the following link out http://www.facebook.com/advertising/?pages…



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Added by Francesca Vitali on August 7, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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

Ring from Nanz Aalund's workshop this week-end (June 27-28th)







I could not finish my ring… Continue

Added by Aimee A. Domash on June 28, 2009 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

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