Tuesday, April 17, 2012
AFTER THE SHOW
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It's been just over a week since the jewelry event at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts and I wanted to share some images from the show. It was a grand day and evening....visiting with the other jewelers....having an opportunity to talk about my work .... explaining what a FIBULA is....dinner with friends....and a gallery packed with people for ART WALK.
I had a good time creating my display. I own several hands....two wooden articulated artist model hands and several vintage glove mold hands. Being a craftsman and working with tools all the time I have realized that my best tools come in a right and left version....my hands. They do almost everything I ask of them. I knew I wanted to show some of the tools of the trade....hammers....dapping blocks and punches....small pliers....jewelry saws with their tiny blades, etc....but I also wanted to honor hands.
When you are creating a new body of work....alone in the studio with no immediate feedback....it's not always easy to know if you are on the right track. I was pleased to receive such a warm response and interest in my newly created jewelry. The next morning a friend sent me a link and said, "Have you seen this?" The link was to the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts blog and the title of the post was SCHMOOZING WITH SHANE....what a fun surprise.
5 BEAD NECKLACE (handmade sterling silver photo etched beads)
STERLING SILVER FIBULA (handmade photo etched beads)
FIBULA (with purchased beads)
3 BEAD ORGANIC SHAPES NECKLACE (sterling silver photo etched beads)
PERCEPTION NECKPIECE (sterling silver, mica, vintage photo)