YOJ09-06 Viking Knit Pendant

February 9, 2009

Viking Knit Pendant (2009) Sterling silver, fine silver, glass Constructed, liver of sulphur patination L 2.9 cm x W 1.9 cm I’ve got Viking knitting on the brain this week, because I’m working on a competition piece that uses that technique.  It’s a slow, tedious process, but at the same time, strangely rhythmic and meditative.  […]

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YOJ09-05 The Caged Heart Grows Cold

January 31, 2009

The Caged Heart Grows Cold or Portrait of the Artist circa 1998 (2009) Bare copper, polymer coated copper, wool Constructed, needle-felted Pendant:  L 7.5 cm x W 4.2 cm; Neckwire:  L 45 cm I’ve been debating with myself for three weeks about what and how much to write about this week’s entry.  I made the […]

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YOJ09-04 Swarovski Pendant

January 26, 2009

This has been a busy week.  I’ve been juggling a bunch of different projects, trying to wrap some up, get ahead on others.  I’ve made some progress in my quest to figure out how to incorporate felting for a bonsai.  Unfortunately, the avenue I’m following at the moment is very labour intensive. Years ago, an […]

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YOJ09-03 The Bird Ring

January 18, 2009

The Bird Ring (2009) Sterling silver, wool Needle-felted, constructed . Alright, I admit: this looks a bit odd, but trust me, it’s part of the process of figuring out if felting will work for a bonsai ring.  This week, I was needle-felting onto an armature.  I’m working with wool roving, which is very fiddly on […]

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YOJ09-02 Standard Form Ring

January 11, 2009

Standard Form Ring (2009) Sterling silver, carnelian Size 10 I wasn’t intending to post this as my second entry for the YOJ, but it’s now Sunday, the due date for this week, and the piece I actually wanted to post isn’t finished.  I’m “tweaking”.  It feels very much like I’m doing a science experiment. So… […]

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YOJ09-01 Needle Felted Circle Pendant

January 1, 2009

Needle Felted Circle Pendant (2009) Sterling silver, wool Needle-felted, flame-worked, cold connected L 5.2 cm x W 4 cm Back in 2006, when I was working with the Bonsai Rings one of the challenges I faced was to create realistic looking foliage.  A technique I thought might work well was felting.  I signed up for […]

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The Year of Jewelry Project 2009 (YOJ09)

December 30, 2008

After a two year hiatus, I am rejoining the Year of Jewelry Project. I participated in this project in 2004-05 and 2005-06.  The summaries of all the pieces I created during those years are here and here. I’m both dreading and excited at the idea of having to complete one piece every week for the […]

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Secret Santa 2008 – Sneak Peak :-)

December 8, 2008

I’m participating in the Secret Santa on CWJ again this year, and as usual, I’m choosing to work outside my comfort zone.  Back in the summer when I was teaching at Haliburton, one of the projects we did was a “freeform” bangle.  Now, anyone who knows me and has any familiarity with my past work, […]

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Etsy Shop Now Open!

November 25, 2008

I’ve launched a shop on etsy.com!  There are a few things available now, and more will be added over the coming days and weeks.  To see what is currently available, click on the “Shop” tab at the top of my blog.  To visit the shop directly, go to diannekargbaron.etsy.com.  Thanks for looking & “hearting” me […]

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New Work Available at Elizabeth’s Art Gallery, Goderich

November 25, 2008

Elizabeth’s Art Gallery now has a selection of my recent work available. Elizabeth’s Art Gallery 54 Courthouse Square, Goderich ON, N7A 1M5 www.elizabeths.ca

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