Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tomorrow!- Tomorrow! I'll finnish ya- tomorrow!

I'll be finishing these tomorrow! And working on some sunburst earrings, pendants and a custom piece.

Toooomorrow- Tomorrow, I'll love ya tomorrow- you're only a DAAAAAY AAAAAA WAAAAY!

Booth Fabric

I picked out some fabric for the walls of the indoor booth I'll be making. (see my last post). It's a light ivory cotton with a light embroidered pattern. So delicate, and gives a nice texture. I bought a cream colored muslin to back the delicate fabric. This will coordinate with the warm earthy decor of the inside components in my booth.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Indoor Booth Setup.

While fighting my lingering cold, I've been planning the framework for my indoor booth display. I ordered plans from JewelHut to create an all PVC frame, which I will cover with fabric, and some banners with my logo on it...(wait, I don't have a logo! Uh oh). Anyway, The plans seem very easy to follow, and the booth seems easy to construct. The picture below is JewelHut's version of the display. I'm going to change it up a bit with the fabrics and spray paint to suit my own booth better, but I think it will turn out just fine!

Below are the furnishings for my booth. I hope the frame goes well with my display!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pendants for my bridesmaids

The colors for our wedding are shades of blue, and I found a matching stone for each bridesmaid to make a pendant with. I went to the gem show with my color swatches- and I think people thought I was nuts, but I managed to find the right shades!

Now- to make them!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I found out this weekend that I got accepted into the third show I applied for. The Roycroft summer art festival! I also applied for the winter art show, but I'm on the wait list for that one.
I got into all three summer festivals I applied for! I'm glad I didn't apply for more, because with the wedding and my three shows- I'll be up to my eyeballs in stuff to do!

Friday, April 10, 2009

I Went Fishing

I got accepted into the Corn Hill Arts Festival! It will be July 11th and 12th in Rochester NY. My second show of the year!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thinking Ahead

The last show I did, I scrambled the night before stamping boxes. BOXES. I should have been getting organized and fidgeting with other details. So, in preparation for my first show of the year, I decided to get a jump on my boxes far in advance. My show is the last weekend in May, and with the help of my friend Sue, we got 250 boxes stamped and embossed in no time!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Cleaning Day

I cleaned the house spotless after it almost caved in on me with junk! Unfortunately that means I didn't get to spend my day in my studio. However, my order from Rio Grande came in, and I am once again stocked with silver sheet- etching materials, and some final enamel accessories that I need to start torch fire enameling.

Next I'll be working on some unfinished pieces that I've had sitting around, and also making some more Sunburst earrings and pendants.

It's so refreshing to finally have the house cleaned. Now to get back to work in the studio!

I Joined Team MSIA (Metalsmiths in Action)! I'm glad to have another place to get inspiration and advice for my work. It is so good to be a part of another team of passionate artists!

Check out the MSIA website and also their blog!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Mike's Wedding Band

Mike's wedding band came in the mail yesterday! It was designed and made by Chris Ploof. We found Chris's work in the lark book 500 Wedding Rings. We fell in love with his meteorite bands, but after searching his site, Mike found this one made of damascus steel.
We are very happy with the ring! Our day is fast approaching!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Story Of April Fools Day.

I don't have any mischief planned for this year's April Fool's Day, but I do have a good story about a previous prank.

One year- Mom decided to give the old padded and broken toilet seat one last thrill before it got thrown in the trash. Giggling, I'm sure, she sprayed the seat with a layer of spray adhesive.

She sat patiently waiting in the kitchen for her first victim. Finally my unsuspecting little sister emerged groggily from her bedroom half asleep.

Little Laura closed the bathroom door, and my mom rushed to hear what she had been waiting for all morning. YELP! THUNK! Laura screeched as the toilet seat peeled off her bare butt and clunked back down to the bowl. Falling over with laughter- Mom had just pulled off the best April fool's day joke our household had ever seen.

Luckily, I came down shortly after, just in time to witness the tail end of the prank, and did not become a victim of my Mom's prank myself.

Happy April Fool's Day! Hope you don't get glued to the bowl!