Cindy demonstrates chasing/repousee for (l to r) Bodil, Luisa, and Ellen (I'm taking pic)
Pitch pot with copper sheet and tools.
Thanks to all who came to yesterday's meeting at Cindy's house in Arlington. Thanks a ton to Cindy for hosting such a fun and informative meeting! Great food, great chat, great demo! It inspired all of us to pick up some quality pitch and hammers...
Hello! Just a reminder for those of you in Baltimore- Artscape is this weekend!! Friday through Sunday. This year they have made quite a few changes and it will be chock full of great artists and metalsmiths. They have added new sections by closing Charles St as well as adding an organic market. I'll be there in the new D.I.Y. section. Since I never seem to be able to make it to the meetings- come stop by and say Hi! Have a great Weekend!
I wanted to pass along an invite to a jewelry artist synchroblog.
A synchroblog is when a group of people opt to 'synchronize' their blogging on a set schedule and cover one topic. The jewelry artist synchroblog is scheduled to run monthly and you can opt in and opt out for any month. Topic suggestions are always welcome.
We are doing the first one in July - we are running a bit late - and the topic is 'art and economy' and can be approached from ANY angle at all. There are two blog posts linked so far and I know a few more will be coming.
Anyone interested can read more about it here. And you can find info on July's topic here.
My husband recently made a post on his blog that i really appreciate as a "creative person" plus i love the show This American Life and Ira Glass.... anyways i thought some of you might get a kick out of this if not appreciate his advice and experience on the topic. ;)
This month's Baltimore meeting was at the home of Courtney Legenhausen. She and her husband, Eric, work full-time making jewelry and are living the dream of supporting themselves (very well!) with their craft. Thanks Courtney! Courtney's husband Eric demonstrates his mastery of Computer Aided Design.
These are some waxes that Eric designed and milled himself.
This is the CAD machine busy milling out a wax.
A close-up shot of the CAD layout screen.
Courtney shows me (Dana- taking pic), Robin and Julie how to tube-set.
Courtney's work table (she cleaned up for us, too!)
What a fun and eye-opening meeting- hope more of you can come next time!
Here's a pic of my "sea" pendant- 2-3/4" diameter sterling silver etched in metal from an original drawing, and a 20" chain of coral beads. Fun to make- so many ideas; it took a long time to get to simple! :) Dana