I've been dabbling a bit in polymer clay with the goal of making my own beads and having another way to add color to my jewelry (because I'm a jewelry control freak and I want to make everything myself!) Now I know that there are REAL polymer clay artists out there making crazy amazing stuff, so don't scoff at my sad little beads, but I do like the color combination possibilities they open up. Here are a few samples, soon to be available in my etsy shop!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Anyway, I'm continuing my jewelry geek educaton by reading "Victorian Jewelry Design" by Charlotte Gere. For those of us interested in the history of jewelry design the Victorian era is an especially interesting period, when jewelry designers were inspired by a wide range of historical and archeological sources, and increases in mass-production significantly changed the way jewelry was made and sold. Published in 1972, this book is text-heavy, with a decent number of illustrations in black and white. Definitely for serious jewelry geeks only.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I'm pleased to announce that applications are open for Art From the Heart, a Valentine's day craft fair to be held at Union South on the UW-Madison campus on Saturday February 9th. The fair will run from 10:00-5:00. Booth fee is $50 and includes a 10' square booth space, meal card and parking. We're looking for artists and crafters making unique and original work in any medium. Apply online and join the fun!
Monday, November 5, 2012
http://copperheartdesigns.artfire.com. And, as always you can shop online on my website, http://copperheartdesigns.com. I'll have lots of new items coming soon- just in time for holiday shopping!