February 29, 2012

silver objects and beads

some carvings from wax

new work

This pendant isn't fully realized. I am still thinking about adding more to the back of the piece. I am not too happy with the weight of it, a bit lighter than what I would like. But I like the placement of the stones and beads right now.

February 28, 2012

another collection

Another series of gifts from Melissa. This collection was from last year. I wanted to compare these natural beads from the new ones she found for me. So refreshing to look at old things.

I'm also beginning to collect images of items organized well and organization methods on my pinterest board. Show me how you organize. 

February 26, 2012

natural beads

While Melissa visited the west coast, she found these natural beads for me. What a great studiomate. It is a nice, inspiring collection.

Are you collecting anything?

February 21, 2012

compare and contrast

Left: made in 2008. Right: made in 2011.
I love them both.

February 4, 2012

January happenings

Melissa and I have been teaching an afternoon and evening ring making workshop. It feels nice to have our own space to conduct the class. 
We assembled our own table for the class. It is such a great table
I wish my camera was able to capture the entire studio space. So many cool additions to the space.
Melissa's spot is coming together really well. Her progress below. 

Lately I have been on Pinterest a lot, gathering my visual inspiration. I joined this site a few months ago, but have only begun to really spend of time on it the last two weeks. If you are not on this site, I highly recommend it. It is a place to search for or collect all your virtual inspiration- you can select images from the web or the site itself, and organize it by boards. You can then share those images with your followers, friends and family. The great thing for me is the format of the site, all the images laid out side by side, making it easier to connect all my interests together. You can also have a group board where two or more people can add to the board. That is what Melissa and I had done when we were beginning to brainstorm how our studio space would come together- adding images of tools we liked and spaces we found inspiring. I like my new collection of images on all my boards. I can't wait to experiment into my next series of jewelry. 

If you join Pinterest, let me know. I want to see what you're pinning!