Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I have a ton of stuff on my bench that was abandoned when I was studying for my PE Exam. I am trying to finish all of my lost treasurers and make Christmas gifts at the same time. The little bronze beauty above has more of a spring vibe to it. I will probably list it on my Etsy website tonight, I think I will call it the Sparrow and the Shell Pendant. More work to come, hopefully this weekend.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Spoiler Alert for EMC Team members! Picture of charms below.
Bronze Flower Charms
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Fairy Tales Unlimited 3 Donut Tray Miniature
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
So I do have some exciting news. My work is now being sold at Glass FX here in Champaign. Glass FX specializes in stain glass and fused glass but they also carry art clay. Glass FX does teach classes in fused glass, stained glass and metal clay. I am so excited they are carrying some of my pieces!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I wanted to thank Zoe for giving me the One Lovely Blog Award and I would like to share with you the other blogs that I love to catch up on.
Blogs I Love:
Etsy MetalClay - A little bias here because I belong to the EMC Team and because I contribute to the Etsy MetalClay blog. Lori and I try and add tips, tricks, member interviews and team news to this blog.
Such and Such- Lora Hart is a the founder of our EMC Team. She blogs about her creative process, her metal clay classes and other artists that inspire her. I especially love her Weekend Eye Candy posts, where she post pictures of new work from artists she is interested in. I know Christine Street and myself have stolen her weekend eye candy idea but her's is still the best.
Inside the artisan - Ruth is a fellow EMC Team member but I love her blog because she has a variety of subjects. She talking about her latest creations, contests she has entered, her life but she also discusses the issues that comes with running a business.
All Things Metal Clay - This little blog has the pulse of the metal clay world so to speak. Calls for entries into books or contests, latest equipment reviews, tutorials, tips and book reviews, make this blog a must for anyone interested in metal clay.
Kraftomatic - Lora of Such and Such clued me into this hysterical blog. If you want to laugh out loud like I did this morning, check out this blog that pokes fun at some of the craft oddities that can be found on Etsy.
Sand Fibers - I am a huge fan of sand fibers work. I am a seed bead fan. I love what can be created with the peyote stitch for example but I don't like the 40 hours needed to create a bracelet. This is why I think I will stick to metal clay instant gratification in comparison with seed beading.
I actually have a very long list of blogs I follow. Most of the blogs I follow are my fellow EMC team mates. It's great to read about people who share my interest in metal clay and to learn about their lives and creative processes. With an ever expanding team it seems we have an ever expanding list:
So the EMC Team Blog List Includes:
Chocolate and Steel
Jennifer Kahn Jewelry
Lulu Bug Jewelry
Moda di Magno
Hopefully I did not forget anyone! Have a great weekend everyone.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This summer is turning out to be extremely busy. I really need to organize myself. With a full time job, studying for the professional engineering exam, keeping on top of my Etsy Store, my blog, and keeping my commitments to friends, family and my EMC Team, I feel a little stretched. I also feel like I am trying to balance my time between two different worlds. My engineering job requires me to pass my professional engineering exam this fall. This will require a lot of studying and taking a review course in Chicago (2.5 hours away). I am also attending two metal clay workshops at the MetalClay World Conference in July. So there is my engineering life and then there is my metal clay artist life. So for my two worlds I have two lists:
being a consistent blogger
jewelry party in August
consignment at Glass FX
Engineers to do list:
check to see if application has been accepted
sign up for PE Exam Review Class
sign up for October exam (a lovely 8 hour exam)
buy all review books (you do not know how much these cost its disgusting)
make a study schedule and stick to it!
And did I mention that I am hitting the big 3-0 this August. Yikes where the heck did my twenties go? I think keeping a very detailed calander may be in order soon.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I received good news last week. I got into the Champleve Enameling on Metal Clay Class at the Metal Clay World Conference in Bloomington, IL in July. So I will be learning BronzClay from Gordon Uyehara and Champleve Enamel from Pam East. Yeah I can’t wait! A very expensive and early 30th birthday gift to myself.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
My Etsy MetalClay teammates are very sweet. Karena of kaleprimitifs and Lori of Modadimango place me in their treasuries this week. Thanks guys!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
7. Bronze Shield 8. Sapphire Mussel Necklace 9. Beachcomber Pendant
Monday, May 11, 2009
Oncetraveled India Pendant
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I am working on a lot of bronzclay pieces right now. I found an incredible snow owl mold the other day. I believe its an old soap mold, I made a bronzclay mold of him. Pictured below is the unfired green piece of my snow owl. The owl is huge though he is 3 inches long. I am hoping by firing him in bronze I can shrink him to a more manageable size. Is 3 inches long and an 1.5 inch wide just too big to be a pendant?
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
The second treasury is a EMC Team Treasury called "Think Shiny". A big thank you to my team mates for including my Victorian Leaves Pendant in this treasury.