“Blog Carnival is about a group of EtsyMetal TeamÂ members sharing their experience on a common topic. Â This month’s topic: A Few of My Favorite Things – a photo blog.” On this rainy Monday morning, here are some of my recent photos from this gorgeous Spring we’ve enjoyed in the Pacific Northwest. […]
For Throwback Thursday, here is the original Mayan Compass pendant that I made in 2005: Materials: Brass, copper, sterling silver, fine silver, steel coin fragment. Â 3/4″ diameter. Originally, this was part of a series of “Compass” talismans. Â I started this series when I first moved to Seattle; I had just moved cross-country (from Athens, GA) […]
Read about Seattle jeweler Peggy Foy’s recent project, a Steampunk engagement ring with rose gold gears and a Triforce in the center. Beautifully nerd-tastic.
I’m on Whidbey Island this weekend with friends, getting ready to run my first 5K race tomorrow morning. Â The beach house we’re staying in is gorgeous (it has a turret!) but for me the best part is just being this close to the beach. Â A lot of the beaches here in the Northwest are rocky, […]
New work: Amber’s pendant.
Booth build yesterday: was amazing. OMG I love my friends. They took a pile of displays, fabric, and jewelry, and made it into something coherant. Ooh shiney! Here’s the piece I completed Friday. Major payoff, the booth now has a big splashy centerpiece. Pictured in top cube: sterling silver torq necklace with: enamel on fine […]
A friend of mine was talking about his creative process a few weeks ago.Â One of his music teachers had tried to give him advice back in the day: “When I’m making music, it’s the happiest I am. It’s relaxing. It’s joyful.” My friend: “Yeah, it’s not like that for me.” “Really? What’s it like?” […]
I am in love with the work I am making. I am utterly in love with my shop. I love that I can stay up and keep working, all night if I have to or want to, or just until I run out of gas. I’m on a short dinner break; a fresh pot of […]
Two more total coups for the weekend: 1) Remember that line of enamels I did a while back, that I thought was ruined? (there were a ton of them, and they were all cracking and bits coming off.) The guest teacher took one look, and told me how to fix them. Fingers crossed, and still […]
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