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Color, Texture, and Form

November 18, 2008

I will be participating in the December First Friday Art Walk with Tracey Bell and Renee Ford at Blue Moon Jewelry Designs.  Our theme is Metal: Color, Texture, and Form.   For this event I am breaking away from the meticulous nature of cloisonné enamel to explore in a less restrained manner.  I had planned on texture being […]

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Picture Pages

October 27, 2008

Time to get your crayons and your pencils….” I finally caved and paid Flickr for that Pro account.  They teased me with it in the beginning and then took it away.  Since I had once had all my photos on Yahoo, their online presence disappeared with the pro status:( Now they’re all back (yay!) and […]

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Opals are my…. ya know…

October 27, 2008

Well, if you know me well, have heard the story, read the article, or just know my entertaining use of language, you can fill in the blank.  Otherwise, make up your own entertaining title and swear you know it’s true. I’ve been off the blog map for a bit, mostly due to moving. The studio is mostly […]

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Back to School

October 27, 2008

Sign ups start Wednesday for my fall enameling classes! This quarter I’ll be teaching two classes at the University of Oregon Craft Center. You can sign up at The Craft Center website.    Basic Enameling Learn the fundamental skills and techniques of fusing colored glass to metal.  Create colorful pieces with copper to use in […]

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Packing and frustrations de los muertos

October 27, 2008

It’s an interesting task to try to pack a working studio.  Obviously, I need to pack up all but the most essential of my toys, ahem, tools.  Some tools that I once used often, have been the first to return to the box.  After a year here, there are still a select few tools that […]

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jellies and more tiny turtles in progress

October 27, 2008

I’m working on some seriously itty bitty cloissonne pieces on a whim: some jellyfish which might become studs, and tiny turtles to match the pendant The wires seemed seriously hard to bend today. Perhaps it’s just too hot, or I’m too whipped from the Oregon Country Fair yesterday, but I’m not sure I want to […]

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Baby Turtle

October 27, 2008

Here he is! When he was half finished: and the back: Hurrah for turtles! The peekaboo was sawn out on a whim.  Some days I’m a good doodler:)

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vlasic

October 27, 2008

It’s really not so good when you’re a jeweler and your pickle goes crunch.  Anyone have any great reminders/memory tools for turning off the pickle pot?  I use citric acid so it doesn’t stink to high heaven but it did get all bubbly, crunchy, and burned.  ew. The turtle’s done! Just needs to be set…well, […]

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Turtle is a dog.

October 27, 2008

Here’s what’s coming next:

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I thought Domo-kun was a vegetarian

October 21, 2008

I finished my sea critter earrings today!*  They turned out prety schwank, IMHO. I’m having a helluva time photographing the glass though… Guess I’d better see if I can sweet talk someone into borrowing their cloud dome.   Initially, the shark was my least favourite, but after many layers I feel the simple colors really pop and he’s […]

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