Saturday, April 25, 2009

I'm in the Jewelry-Making Mode

"Creativity can be
as letting go
of certainties."
- Gail Sheehy
For the past month, I've been in the 'jewelry-making mode.' I spent a lot of time working on a neckpiece for "Iron Wire Jewelry." I am pleased with how it turned out, and had it professionally photographed several weeks ago.
I have also been making earrings and charms. This pair of earrings features my husband and myself when we were each only a few years old. See...I had the curly 'birds nest' hair way back when I was little, too!
I had accumulated a bunch of tobacco tags over the past several years, because I thought they were cool-looking. I unearthed them in a box in my studio, and decided to make some of them into charms.

I think they're going to end up being a necklace and earrings. My friend, Kim Nugent, has been coming over each Friday for 'artist play dates.' I showed her how to make jewelry like the sandwich earrings I have posted. She is now 'hooked,' so I ordered her some metal and I also have a bench pin set up for her on the other side of my workbench. We've got dueling saws going while we're busy chatting away. It's really nice to have someone to create art with. She's coming over again next Friday.

Yesterday, the weather finally was warm!!! It was so nice to be able to be outside without a jacket on. Unfortunately, today is supposed to be raining and in the 40's again. Ugh!!!


Kim Rae Nugent said...

Hi Jill,
I hadn't seen the beads on your earrings - nice touch!

I have been busy getting my tools, supplies, and ideas ready for our next art day. I was on the internet yesterday and all of the sudden it didn't work. After Mark and I spent quite some time trying to fix it, his internet quit too. I guess the tower was struck by lightning.

burntofferings said...

god... you're so me. i have similar earrings in the gallery of our metal craft book of me and my cousin richard... and of course i collect tobacco tags ... lol! miss you so much. just read the post about your pug - i'm sooo sorry.