Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
1. Gradation Brooch- New Shot, 2. Red Flower Brooch, 3. Untitled, 4. brooch, detail, 5. P435 Bound Beachstone Brooch, 6. brooch, 7. Squared Violet Brooch, 8. garden party one, 9. Pollen Brooch, 10. Strange vegetations 9, 11. Thorns, 12. Back of Brooch Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
I've started collecting pins, doing trades for pins, falling in love with pins, pins, pins! And I'd love to own each and every one of these.
I have tomorrow off from teaching. Think I'll make some... Pins!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
So we get our tickets at will call, and they direct us to enter at the VIP entrance. Wow. Very important indeed. We were in a great location and could see everything. Turns out it wasn't the Opening Ceremonies (they were earlier in the afternoon), but the pairs short program. I could see the judges seats, the "kiss and cry" area and even the place where various networks were set up. I had a lovely long distance view of Scott Hamilton! Love him.
We saw about 4 or 5 groups of 8 pairs separated by intermission-y Zamboni entertainment. Did you know that their are people who come out and drop bits of snow in the holes created by the skate blade's toe picks? Kind of like replacing the chuckers in a polo match or the divits in golf.
Don't know who won the night, 'cos it was late and freezing and we decided to book for home. We were there from 7 till 10:30 though so I don't feel bad. They still have to skate their long program and then we'll see who brings home the gold. Can't wait to see the coverage on TV.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
1. WIWT: 9/23/08, 2. ooak153, 3. green comma, 4. brooch, 5. blossom ring, 6. Bird Skull Piece 9, 7. Spring Garden Bracelet, 8. Trunkscape (detail), 9. "Where's Paradise ? Where You Make It !" ring, 10. Sheet Pendant (IT, 2007) Pendant 23, 11. * my first piece of jewelry, 12. Winter Tree Ring Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you - just one word.
Benjamin: Yes sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes I am.
Mr. McGuire: 'Plastics.'
Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean?
Mr. McGuire: There's a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?
Benjamin: Yes I will.
Mr. McGuire: Shh! Enough said. That's a deal.
I agree completely. Plastics. 'Nuff said. Have a great weekend everyone!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Fado is a Portuguese word meaning Fate or Destiny. And the fates were certainly smiling on me last night when my cousin (whose husband is away at Spring Training) invited me to a concert at Disney Hall. I'd never heard of fado before, but it will be a long time before I forget it. Thought of as the Portuguese blues, fado embodies the spirit of "saudade" a word loosely translated as longing or separation.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Alisa, who is mistress of ceremonies for the One A Week challenges, is having big time computer problems - so unfortunately they're on hold until further notice. Too bad, I'm sad. I was really enjoying them. But I've been really busy with other things and have lots on my plate, so that does free up a little time.
What I've discovered so far is that I really like including found/alternate materials in my work and am thinking hard about the types of things I'd like to incorporate. Note to self: Get thee to the swap meet!!!
Friday, March 13, 2009
1. Cotillion, 2. Pierced Day Night Earrings, 3. aston villa lion 2, 4. Bracelet, 5. Fiber Saucer Brooch/Pendant, 6. One-a-Week Three: pins worn close-up, 7. Lost but found...., 8. Early Work- belt buckleM, 9. ring, 10. Portable Shrine To St Hubertus 80, 11. process , 12. Eucalyptus Dreams Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
Piercing is the act of sawing out a design in sheet metal with a delicate jeweler's saw. If you don't do it right, the blades break, the design gets mangled and you start all over again. It's a very labor intensive process. After the patten is cut away, there is lots of finessing, grooming and sanding. But the end result is magical.
I've sent an image of the brooch pictured above to Lark for consideration in a book on mixed metals. Wish me luck!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I've decided to open another shop on Etsy ('cos I have sooo much time on my hands that I don't know how to fill). It's a destash shop called From My Hart! I'll fill it with class samples, some of the more primitive work I did when I was starting out and beads, beads, beads.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
1. MaggieJs-Flutter earrings, 2. hands with rings, 3. Corno Napoletano 7., 4. Neckpiece # 2: Stained Cell Series, 2008, 5. Fru and COUPY ring, 6. Comissioned Clip On Earrings, 7. mywordmyhandsarehorrible, 8. Tree Earrings, 9. Lonicera Morrowii ... Freeform Crochet Scarflette, 10. neck collage :), 11. Orbit Brooch, 12. Vascular ring Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
I love photos of jewelry taken on the body. I'd love to add some to my Etsy shop, but I have no "models" who live close enough for my eclectic shooting schedule (I usually shoot on my bed, in front of a window at 8 in the morning). And I'm not sure a pic of my work on my own body would entice anyone - seeing as how I seem to have acquired more than the usual allotment of chins (when did that happen?).
What do you think? Are you more likely to buy something if you see it worn? Think about it as you're enjoying a loverly weekend.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
How do you store all your little components? This is not an idle question. My inquiring mind really does want to know. Has anyone figured out the pièce de resistance of storage solutions? Share please.