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More fun with vintage Sterling…

I found this very interesting (and substantial) vintage Sterling cuff bracelet online. I was a bit disappointed when I received it. Although it wasn’t terribly expensive, considering the solid Sterling is 5.75 inches long and over an inch wide, I didn’t care for the color of the stone and noticed the setting was incorrectly soldered and crooked! 

So thanks to my trusty bench grinder and favorite ball-peen hammer, I was able to transform and create a distinct new piece.  A touch more polishing and it’s good to go!!

Sterling cuff

My next show is the Glen Park Art Festival on July 27 and 28 from 10-5

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First Summer Sunday Market at Hotel Henry!

Summer Sundays & Market at Hotel Henry

Sunday July 14  10-2

I will be exhibiting my handmade decorative raku & horse hair pottery along with my kiln-fired fused glass jewelry. I will also have a large selection of re-purposed Sterling silver jewelry!

HHsummer

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April & May Schedule

My schedule to date for April & May: 

Cleveland Hill Craft & Vendor Show    Friday, April 5  6-9 pm                                                105 Mapleview, Cheektowaga 14225 (HS Cafeteria)

Sweet Home Dollars for Scholars   Saturday, April 6  9-3                                                1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst 14228 (I will be in the cafeteria)

Mother’s Day Pop-up Shop @ Schofield Care  Friday, May 3  10-3                                  3333 Elmwood Kenmore 14217 (Lobby)

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Craft & Vendor Show  Saturday, May 4   10-3                      2253 Main St. Buffalo 14214

Pending: Buffalovefest @ The Buffalo Zoo Friday May 31  5:30-9 pm  
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Experimenting with new techniques!

My first scheduled show is in March so I am taking this time to design new jewelry and try out a few interesting techniques. Since I have been working with Sterling flatware in some of my designs, I have a bit of silver left over to play with.

I decided to try a version of reticulation, the process of creating a textured surface using a torch to bring the metals to a high temperature. 

Here are some of my first attempts!

reticulation

Stay tuned for my upcoming spring and early summer show schedule!