Me and my kiln...

11/19/2014

 
...finally understand each other.  It only took me 11 months to figure it out without pulling out the manual so I had to celebrate at 8am with this post!  This beautiful students ring was cast later and sent to my jeweler for the stone settings, isn't it fabulous!!
 
 
Full day silversmithing class and all of it's fabulousness!!
 

Buried Treasure!

11/05/2014

 
A real live treasure hunter has been visiting my studio lately and wanted this custom ring made from a 1805 Mexican coin he found himself.  I told him that I could make it look like it had been pulled out of the ground, just like his coin and the rock, arrowhead. and 1937 coin he gave me!  He loved it!!
 

Mask Lariat

11/03/2014

 
Pam wanted to come in and finish her large mask piece she carved and cast into silver in Lars casting class.  She created 3 independent pieces that needed to be soldered together with a chain through the loop part.  Pam loves mask's and I love her design!  We also water casted her scrap silver then assembled and soldered the pieces into this beautiful pendant!  It was a productive private class!
 
 
A cool custom mens wedding band was made today by folding the organic shaped silver sheet over a textured piece of copper.  My friend Amy also came in and made herself a second ring with a beautiful Botswana agate stone!
 

Inlay class

06/19/2014

 
Sisters Laurie and Kathy came to the Inlay class and made some beautiful silver and copper rings!
 

Jewelry Roundup

06/18/2014

 
Every once in a while I get inspired to gather up all of my unfinished projects to complete, examples to polish and tarnished jewelry to freshen up.  This time I had a lot more than I expected and it took me a lot longer than I anticipated!  Check them out in the gallery!
 
 
Had 6 great students in the silversmithing class! Lots of beautiful sterling silver jewelry made! 
 
 
Melissa Hughston is hanging her botanical illustrations for her opening for the Sugar House Art Walk Friday! Come see the gallery in full bloom from 6 - 9pm June 13th. Her work will be up all month!


I redecorated the window display, it's very colorful and bright!
 

Date night!

06/06/2014

 
Fun students on a date tonight, they say a happy wife makes a happy life!