1. Steel Anchor Bracelet 1, 2. mega organizer EM secret santa, 3. Perforated Steel Cufflinks, 4. 15/9/11 Steel Wire Ring TADA365 No:364 & RAW52 No:17, 5. linked leaf necklace, 6. RAW 52-14: Foldformed Steel, 7. steel roses in progress, 8. RAW 52-18: Moto(ring), 9. Eddies # 2
Created with fd's Flickr ToysWeekend Eye Candy - Steel Edition, a photo by lorahart on Flickr.
This week I'm in Richmond, Virginia to teach a class and start the search for a new home. Yesterday I also took the time to stop by one of the best galleries on the eastern seaboard - Quirk. I love visiting Quirk because they showcase many of the jewelry artists that I stalk online. This time I was able to fondle the work of Catie Sellars, Amy Tavern, Jillian Moore, and Megan Auman. (to name but a few).
I'd seen everyone's work before in other galleries, but never Megan's. She works almost exclusively in steel wire and I had always assumed it was a medium gauge binding wire of the sort one might find at the hardware store. What a wrong impression one can develop when viewing images online! Megan's pieces were thick and sturdy, but also very lightweight, and I was sorely tempted to add to my earring collection.
There's nothing like being able to see a thing in person. Whether it's a painting, piece of jewelry, or other work of art. Why don't you take a trip to one of your favorite galleries this weekend and share your discoveries in the comments section here on Monday?