We interrupt this busy holiday season for a rare blog updateâ€¦
You may have noticed, I havenâ€™t done any holiday shows (yet) this year. Â Thatâ€™s because I am simply up to my eyeballs in other, marvelous commission projects. Â (More about that in a minute!) Â But I wanted to let you all know that THIS SATURDAY is the only show Iâ€™m doing this season â€” Second Saturday Artwalk in Ballard. Â This is your one-and-only chance to come get jewelry from me in person this year!
The fabulous Jennifer Stenhouse is hosting me in her studio at Building C â€” she herself has a wonderful new collection of chunky gem earrings, as well as new cuttlefish-cast designs. Â I will have new earrings starting at $19 and loads of old favorites. Â SomeÂ 40 ArtistsÂ will be showing and selling their wares, so this might well be your one-stop shop for finishing up your gift listâ€¦
Where: 4818 14th Ave NW, Seattle WA 98107
When: Saturday, Dec 13, 12pm-9pm
This past fall was a very busy one: I taught two new workshops, plus a new format for my Beginning Jewelry class, and I was in a show in Tacoma! Â But now I am totally focused on the work on my bench: I feel incredibly lucky to be working on some special commissions that are both artistically and technically challenging. Â It feels really good to be pushing my skill level! Â For example: last night I actually did some engraving. Â I have frequently told people â€œI donâ€™t do engraving;â€ but there was really no other solution for the problem at hand. Â My two smallest gravers were broken from my previous ham-handed efforts; but, last night I successfully sharpened them by hand, and then hand-engraved a design onto a tiny 2mm wide strip of silver. Â Iâ€™ve also been up to some soldering and hand-fabrication wizardry; and next, I get to push the boundaries of my stone setting capabilities. Â AND MORE – thereâ€™s stuff i canâ€™t even talk about yet. Â I have so much squee for the projects I am making, and they are all destined for some wonderful, sweet, (and deserving!) people. I canâ€™t wait til theyâ€™re done and I can share them!
If you’re craving some jewelry but can’t make it this Saturday…. stay tuned, because there might, just might, be a special coupon code for my Etsy store starting Sunday. Â Of course not everything is photographed and listed online yet, so come see me at Building C for the most options!