Friday, June 22, 2012

Learning New Techniques

I was fortunate enough to take a class last Spring during the Art and Soul Art Retreat in Virginia Beach.  The class, Painting with Fire, was taught by Barbara Lewis.  Anyone who knows me knows I love my torch.  I was introduced to mixed media at the retreat so I thought I would apply it to my jewelry.  This piece incorporates copper that I domed to create dimension and a Victorian element that I also domed to lay nicely over the copper base.  I enameled the copper in black.  I added the art deco dangle to the Victorian focal piece and wanted something else to make it pop.  I added two of my simple flamework beads and plan to revisit the piece in a couple of days to see what I think.  Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Some new Summer earrings

I've recently made a few pieces to match my Summer wardrobe.  It's fun being able to throw a few simple lampwork beads together with some great Sterling findings and create something that is one-of-a-kind.  :-}