Doin’ The Twist

Doin’ The Twist

I’m making a new shape that we’re calling “Twisters” cut from 24ga copper or 26 ga brass, to which I apply a patina. Then we finish the edges (I grind, my husband sands) and protect both sides with a coat of Renaissance Wax. Then comes the...
That’s a Wrap!

That’s a Wrap!

That’s also a coffee mug, a tote bag, a t-shirt….I just LOVE using the design functions in the Print On Demand companies that I have been exploring. Read more about the  POD exploration here. Taking my own artwork (and that of artists like Ian Helm and...
New Designs in the New Year

New Designs in the New Year

One of the treats I gave myself during the changeover months of the end of 2017 and  the start of the 2018 was to put together a new batch of designs to make on the laser cutter at Tinkermill, the makerspace in Longmont CO. I came up with almost 100, narrowed it to my...
Cutting Edge Design Fun

Cutting Edge Design Fun

In addition to the jewelry studio, I’ve been having a great time at TinkerMill in Longmont learning how to use new tools like the laser cutter. I’ve never had the tools available to me to work with wood before, so I’m having fun learning more about a...

Patina Party

I’m having my own little patina party, getting a big new batch of earrings, pendants and jewelry components ready to wire wrap. I’ve done lots of electro-etching on sheets copper, brass, bronze and nickle silver over the past year, marked and cut the...

Experimenting with Color

I’ve often referred to myself as a mad scientist with art supplies, and that certainly is true lately. For several years now I’ve been doing a series of experiments with color on metal using alcohol inks, chemical patinas, heat, and more. Now I’m...