Friday, April 1, 2011

Making time . . .

For several long months I've been hibernating in and out of my studio.  Mostly I've been exploring new ways to present my work, new techniques and just taking a wandering path through the old and familiar way of doing things hoping to discover a spark to light my creativity torch once again.  


I'm finally ready to take a Spring Step and get this new work out in the galleries and listed on etsy and see what happens.

The first little necklace to make its debut in my shop is a squarish piece of reticulated sterling silver that I've framed with silver wire and accented with a pinned lavender enamel blossom, also sterling silver. {The reticulation process is a heating and cooling of the surface of the silver until you get the surface you want and the glassy bloom is lovely for off-setting the texture of the silver.}

I'm working away at my bench getting more work ready to enter the world and I'm glad I took some time for myself to head into some new territories.  As a self-taught artist, it can only improve my sense of direction.

6 comments:

Louise said...

Love your jewellery Cards....very very nice. Lovely piece too....

Leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

Your work is always a joy to see. love it.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

So fresh and beautiful - yay for renewal!! :) xo

silver.work said...

Wow, ladies :: xoxox

Sandi said...

Sweet, sweet necklace. Also, love your jewelry cards. Can't wait to see your new designs.

Two Dog Pond said...

You are amazing. Is there nothing you can not do?? Build an airplane? oh wait - you did that too. Please oh please do a post about that!!!