Rough day in the shop yesterday - I feel like everything I touched went awry. This lovely chrysocolla malachite crumbled while I was pushing down the last prong. And then I tried to set the agua nueva agate for the second time, but the bezel was uneven. Again. And then the gallery wire on the… Continue reading Rough day in the shop
This was one of the pieces I created as part of my Heart of the Maker class. I love the combination of black druzy and giraffe turquoise. I had to re-do this multiple times to get it just the way I imagined it, though it still needs a final polish. I am waiting for an… Continue reading Giraffe Turquoise pendant
My vacation passed in a flash - it is such a such a joy to be back in the studio again! My only regret is that I spent more time in front of my computer than I would have liked. But, as you may have seen in my previous posts, I finally got my little… Continue reading Maker’s Mark
Over the past few weeks, I've had the opportunity to participate in a real-time, virtual class called Heart of the Maker, with Lesley McKeown and Francesca Watson of The Makery. The premise of the class is to help intermediate-level students move beyond simple construction, find their own creative voice and style. It's been a wonderful experience - one I am hoping to repeat - that has both expanded my technical skills and helped me think differently about the design of jewelry.