See My Work with Patty Lakinsmith for the ISGB/Bead and Button Convergence Exhibit

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Jewelry, Beads and other musings....

I've been so busy lately that sometimes it feels like I'm just spinning my wheels. The shop has been doing great, and the custom orders have been really keeping me busy. I also have been preparing for a member's show at the Progressive Energy Art Gallery. It's my first at this gallery, so I wanted to make sure I showed some of my more unique designs. The opening was last night, and it was really fun. I even bought a couple of things made by other artists that I really love. Here's a couple of things I made for the gallery showing.

I can just imagine Ole Cleo floating down the Nile wearing this piece! It's my newest in the Strong Women series. (It's the first time I've done a neckpiece that opens in the front and I like how it turned out)
This design has been very popular for custom orders, but this time I made it in Copper and Sterling Silver.
On another note, I've become addicted to lampwork beads and other glass beads. I have no idea what I'm going to do with them but I am working with a couple of bead artists to collaborate on some designs. One will be incorporating beautiful focal beads into my designs and the other is to design some pieces that will allow the wearer to change the beads whenever she wants. Maybe to match the outfit she's wearing. In any case, I'm thrilled to be doing this and honored to be working with both these wonderful artists. I won't name them yet....but when we're done, I'll introduce the designs and collaborating bead makers. I only hope I can do justice to their wonderful art!
Ok, gotta run, Toodles!


Anonymous said...

Cyndie, these are gorgeous! I thought I'd check in and see how you're doing...apparently, very well:) If you are looking for great lampwork artists, checkout - he does gorgeous work, I've bought a couple of beads from him and there as beautiful in person as they are in the photos. His packaging and customer service are top drawer, an all around great artist. If you have these necklaces listed, I'll add them to the blog.
When you have time, please give me a critique of my new vintage shop...yeah, I know...bandwagon jumping and all of that...but I really love it and am having a great time with it.
Hope all is well,

Jewelry Making said...


Those are amazing! I don't know how you do it. Look forward to hearing what kind of feedback you get at the show.

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