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I just spent 2 days at Sequoia National Park and if you haven’t seen those beautiful giants and their texture you have missed nature at its’ best. What texture, color and smell. Yes, I did say smell, it’s interesting the wonderful feelings gotten from seeing them. Just amazing… The texture gives me ideas for working
I am adding a new line to my jewelry. I’m calling it Mandela. It will be created in chasing/repoussee and in enamel with gold cloisonne’s (wires). Please keep in touch so you can see what is coming.
I’m listening and I would like to hear from you regarding your needs and wants in jewelry. My work is couture, unique, and I create each and every piece as if it was my own, with a lot of love and thought. I like to utilize the Byzantine Style when appraoaching a design. Do you
Here is an easy project once you have done some soldering. I think it opens a wide range of possibilities for rings, necklaces, and bracelets ( why not more? ). Just think of the possibilities of just circles. You can even make thick and thin ring shapes to create a cuff bracelet. Some of the
Thank you for your comments on my blog. The other tip, is to create “tag line” for your work and Yahoo or google will pick them up. I have recently been working with PRWeb and they teach you and help you get your name out there. Give them a try.
My view on metals to wear usually depend on your coloring. Redheads and blondes look better in gold, but these days days gold has gotten so expensive that I encourange my customers to buy the metal they can afford. I am a redhead and personally love working in Silver, I like to add color to
What an interesting question. I had foot surgery 2 weeks ago and I decided a couple of months ago to prepare by making fine silver links for necklaces of different sizes. I also decided to order myself some wood for carving. So, I started carving a deep relief acanthus leaf. Okay, so surgery. Have I
Enamel was at its most important in European art history in the Middle Ages, beginning with the Late Romans and then the Byzantineswho began to use cloisonné enamel in imitation of cloisonné inlays of precious stones. This style was widely adopted by the “barbarian” peoples of Migration Period northern Europe. The Byzantines then began to use cloisonné more freely to create
The Greeks were enameling gold jewelry as early as the 5th century B.C. Caesar found the Celtic inhabitants of Britain enameling in the 1st century B.C. During the Byzantine era, 4th through 12th centuries, numerous enamel religious works were made. Fifteenth century artisans in Limoges, France, perfected the use of enamels in a painting technique.