Soon holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years will be here and this time of year seems to bring out my most vibrant work. This recently finished centerpiece is just the beginning! These table top poinsettias are available for sale at Multiplicity on Katy, TX, though I'm sure they are not the last of the… Continue reading The holidays are coming!
So I am so stoked! I received word that the Lewton-Brain Foldforming Competition for 2014 included two pieces of my work in their Juror's choice category! Check out my work and the official Awards video presented by Sue Lacy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0qlNSjYsaY Special congratulations to all the winners! And a thank you to the competition hosts, jurors… Continue reading Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition 2014
Hello out there in internet land! So it's been a while since I've posted anything new up here, have you missed me? Well, no worries I have certainly been keeping busy. Since my last post I entered another competition - Jewelspan "Cool Jewels" Competition. While I did not place, the winners had excellent work! Keep… Continue reading Keeping busy
Hey bloggers! Long time no see... Been kinda crazy here, between relatives visiting, moving my best friends, and working at the bench I disappeared from here for a while. Lately I've been working towards making work fit for the Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition. The annual Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition is a juried competition for metal work using foldforming… Continue reading June Update
As of late I have been working rather small, enjoying the challenge of manipulating tiny pieces of metal. This pair of earrings in particular is four layers of copper cut outs, hammered for texture and to give it a much more organic look. Each layer is then pierced, threaded on to a silver plated head… Continue reading Tiny works
Hello, and welcome to my corner of creativity! My awesome in-laws have allowed me to take up precious garage space to do all my work at. I am so thrilled that after graduation I was able to get such a generous work place so soon! Since graduating (December2013) I have bought my first acetylene torch,… Continue reading My Work Bench
Jeweler born with no fingers... Annette Gabbedey is a 48-year-old master goldsmith who has been practicing her craft for over 20 years. Even though she was born without fingers, she isn't disabled and wonders how people with fingers manage without them getting in the way. A story about a fascinating woman who produces exquisite… Continue reading Jeweler born with no fingers…
I really enjoy the vitality and richness of color that copper takes on. This particular piece has been slowly cooled, and has been oxidizing while it waits for me finish other components.
Phew! Creating my own website is really a challenge. I want to create something dynamic, but not distracting from the work itself. Most other times I've created a page, the layout and colors were chosen for me, like Facebook and Etsy. Regardless, here it is! the long over due website dedicated to letting the world… Continue reading Building my Website