Julia and her daughters Katherine and Lisa wanted to come take a class while they were all in town together. They came and made some beautiful rings but I forgot to take photos. Here are a few shots Julia took...
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Demonstrating!

06/25/2011

 
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∞ Being next to my friend Kellie's bead booth Accent Artistry

∞ Being next to Jim's meteorite booth and learning about them and their history and cool properties

∞ Soldering a meteorite into my silver and copper pendant I demo'ed on Saturday (I think Jim got into my subconscious on Friday and worked on me while I slept. My project took on a life of it's own as it progressed and came out looking very spacey when it was done!)

∞ Being the first one that anyone there had ever heard of to solder meteorite to silver (I few of the rock guys looked at me strangely when I asked them how it might work)
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Last weekend I was a Demonstrator at the "Rock Your World" Gold, Gem and Mineral Show. It was fun to meet new people and introduce them to the jewelry making process.

Highlights of the show:

∞ Being the only silversmith there, bonus!

∞ Getting to see all the beautiful raw stones, crystals, old coins, lapidary demo's, and interesting people
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∞ I got to use a lapidary (stone) polisher for the first time ever =)

∞ Made some new friends!

It was a fun show, you should check it out next year!

My pendant sold as soon as it was finished, thanks Kellie!
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My power pole in my backyard has been leaning further and further going in the direction of my studio and fence and making me nervous for quite some time now. I made Provo City aware of it recently and they took a look at it and decided it definitely needed replacing. I had to delay them a week because of filming last week. They showed up bright and early today and got to work and I left and went and taught "In Motion Mentoring" a weekly class through 3Key Elements. I get to teach a different class every month relating to body language and business/personal skills. The class was well received and successful.

I came home to men on my new pole, and they reported that my old pole was rotten just below the ground! Glad I brought it to their attention before the next strong wind storm took it through my studio roof!


 
 
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Because I have the coolest job at Sundance (I think so anyway!) I get to wine and dine the VIP's and I get to be in the spotlight sometimes for articles. This was another one of those days! I am not sure I am totally clear on the details about the article but I showed up and there was photographer I knew. He was there for Ski Magazine and my "models" were on there way. The article was about my class at Sundance and the writer had been there a month earlier. It was pretty fun trying to act natural but posing. I think because we were all a little self conscious there was a lot of playful conversation to make light of the situation. Just another day in the life of Brittany!

Today I spent filming my first educational video in my own studio. I was not at all comfortable in front of the camera at the beginning of the day. Awkwardly stumbling over what usually comes so naturally for me. Having to redo segments was slow going but once I got warmed up things flowed better and I got through a project. After note...Unfortunately, later we discovered that we had had some technical difficulties and the day ended up as a test run! It was good to have because I realized things that I want to change and make better next time and I can't wait for our next date, stay tuned!


 

What's on my bench

06/01/2011

 
I have been on a water casting kick for a while now. The unpredictable beautiful forms that happen in the process are so amazing and kind-of addicting, I just want to keep making more! I had picked out some rare occurring shapes and paired them up to make some special earrings for my dear friends Angela and Amy. The earrings are one of a kind like my beautiful friends.
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