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!

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