As much as I've been enjoying my current metalsmithing efforts, I also want to get away from work that is largely informed by the stones I have on hand. I am taking Heart of the Maker for the second time, and this time I am really focused on the design aspects. This post shares a bit more detail about what I've learned, and how I'm translating that into some new work.
I had a fun and productive weekend in the shop. These pieces are more complex - I can only finish one per day. But I’m really loving these construction techniques and the ability to combine stones in new ways. These will be in my shop in the next few weeks, but if you are interested… Continue reading Productive weekend
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