I just got accepted to a juried art exhibit, “Best of WY!”, that will be hanging in Jackson Hole, June 28-Aug 2, 2013, at the Center for the Arts in the main gallery of the building. I will be submitting a silver and amethyst bracelet and a group of four lockets:
I am so excited and honored to be in the show and look forward to seeing all of the other participants’ work.
I have taken a small break from the jewelry making to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s with my family and friends. However I am back in town and will be diving right back into the jewelry bench. Right before I left for the holiays I made a beautiful turquoise bracelet with 6 strands of Nevada mined turquoise with a sterling silver clasp that I recently designed. I will be offering more bracelets with this clasp with various gemstones.
I’ve been working on the chasing and repousse technique that I recently learned. Here are a couple of ‘in the works’ photos of a practice copper bracelet that will have ivy leaves on it.
The first photo is the outlines dotted with a punch to guide my work. The second photo is the beginning of the ‘repoussage’, I press out the shapes with various punches and then will flip the piece over for the ‘chasing’ portion where I do final forming and detail work. After that I will form the bracelet into a cuff.
I took a course from Davide Bigazziin California in the springtime to learn this technique. He’s a true master and makes amazing pieces.