I'll try to get back to bi-weekly posts ~ but ~ no promises.
And, since I should be preparing for my very first North Carolina Art & Craft fair, I'll try to make this brief.
First up are my offerings for April's birthstone.
I acquired (purchased) a bunch of Herkimer diamonds in Tucson. For those who don't know, Herkimer diamonds aren't really diamonds. They are faceted quartz that come out of the ground just like you see them here. They are mined in Herkimer, NY.
|New earring cards for Ollie's Cafe & Gift Shop|
Inspired by Sarajo Wentling
|created for a 6 year old's April birthday!|
I love these sterling silver discs I created with my disc cutter!
Since May is just around the corner, I had to dig out some emeralds.
Aren't these sweet!
A few weeks ago, I demonstrated flame painting copper at Ollie's during Art After Five. Here are a few of the pieces I created...
|I love the way these came out. I tried a different technique.|
I put the torch really close to the metal and pulled it away quickly.
The shapes were cut on my Harbor Freight hydraulic press using pancake dies from Potter USA.
Finally, I've also had a lot of fun with my disc cutter and wooden dapping blocks.
Someday, I'll figure out how to photograph shiny sterling silver.
I might oxidize the next batch. But I do love these shiny!
Looks like I just might have enough inventory foe "Spring Daze" arts and crafts fair in Cary, NC this Saturday 4/25.
Stop by if you're in the neighborhood!
Don't forget to click here to visit Sarajo's blog to find all the other earring artists!