|Phases of the Moon cuff with rose quartz and a forest cuff, hand pierced and fused.|
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
I thought I'd share a couple new pieces from my "pinned" collection. The top pendant is an orthoceras fossil cabochon, tab-set is silver. The earrings are Montana agate. This pair has a wonderful translucent landscape quality. The "pins" in these pieces are made by balling silver wire at both ends using a torch. I love the industrial effect this technique gives to the pieces. The pins are still moveable, but the balls hold them in place.
I'm working hard to produce a new body of work for my upcoming summer shows! I will be updating the show list on the right of the page as I firm up plans. Here's hoping for a wonderful summer. I can't wait!!
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
|Sterling bumble bee with rose quartz|
There's no denying that our country is in a divided state, and these are challenging times for many. Rumors abound that our current administration may drastically reduce funding for arts programs, including the NEA. I haven't ventured to tackle political themes here in my blog, but it is my sincere hope that moving forward our country does not forget the vital importance of a thriving art community. It is in creating, music, song, dance, performance, and the visual arts, that we come together, build relationships, and reflect. The arts can provide a venue for people to join and share experience. The arts can be a starting point for community dialogue. The arts are a nonviolent means to explore conflict, to release struggles that otherwise may never find an outlet. The arts remind us of beauty and joy at times when we may only see anger and frustration around us. These are my thoughts today, and as always, thanks for reading!