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!!
My next show is the Glen Park Art Festival on July 27 and 28 from 10-5
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!
Busy creating new Buffalo-themed items for BuffaLoveFest at the Buffalo Zoo on May 31…(pictures coming soon!)
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)
I am very excited to be part of You’ve Gotta have Art on March 2 & 3…
I was very excited to find a skin-safe copper sealer for my fire-kissed recycled copper creations! This wonderful product is called PROTECTAClear made by EVERBRITE.
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!
Stay tuned for my upcoming spring and early summer show schedule!