Posted on April 15, 2013
today i was catching up with my good friend maria eife. she too is a jewelry artist and we were talking about our upcoming trip to the snag conference in may. she mentioned another jewelry artist by the name of rebecca hannon.
i ventured onto her website later only to find the most stunning work! her color stories and shapes were so inspiring. i wanted to share a few of her works from several different collections.
rebecca is currently living in cananda. i hope to meet her at this year’s snag in toronto!
thanks for stopping by!
Posted on September 20, 2012
Hello all! I am very excited to have my first sale on Etsy! And the other part that makes me excited is that the sale was to another jeweler! Thank-you so much Sarah Truett! I also have been adding some new items. There will be more to come! Here are a few peeks:
Posted on May 10, 2012
whew! it has been busy my way! but…..i’m back and ready to share a lot of what’s been going on! i feel like the last two months have been nothing but a blink. i have been designing new work, making jewelry installations, enameling, spray painting, casting, book making, photoshoping, and a lot of other “ings” i’m sure! i am thrilled to have finished my graduating senior exhibition “[Construct]ion: A Senior Exhibition” with two of my fellow classmates, Nick Heyl and Crystal Lin. there will be lots more posts and pics from that! also, there have been many fascinating lectures, workshops and fun-times all around. stay tuned to see what’s coming up next!
Posted on March 8, 2012
Whew! I have been busy this week working on a new body of work for Light Art & Design out of Chapel Hill, NC. These pieces are a fun and whimsical spin on my cast cement pieces incorporating steel. Really excited to see how I can control the rust and the staining. I also have been working on new finishes for the upcoming new skateboard neckpieces and earrings for the ever-progressing Street King Bling Series. The goal is to have three new neck-pieces by the end of March. We’ll see how the month progresses! See you soon!
Posted on March 1, 2012
I am very excited and honored to be exhibiting in the upcoming exhibition SPLURGE @ Equinox Gallery in San Antonio, Texas! The show will feature 14 contemporary jewelry artists whose work will all be available for $100 and under. A big thank-you goes out to my good friend and curator, Laura Wood for all her hard work! If your in the area, you should most definitely check the show out. Below are some of the pieces I created for the show along with some other works of the artists. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Posted on February 1, 2012
Well! Just now getting settled in as January is coming to a close and February begins. Usually par for course! Lol! I feel as though so much has happened between process on my bench overflowing into new ideas and lots of new designs for some of the pieces I have been working with. I had a wonderful experience during the 2011 holiday season by being a part of some great exhibitions. So honored to be included!!! The work I made helped me to expand my ideas and techniques by working small in production format.
The upcoming few months will be more investigation and development on a larger scale!! So excited to work large again! I want to create some new neck pieces, bracelets and complete series for my senior show. I know I have large dreams of grandeur to get it all done but if I just keep my nose to my bench pin I can get it done!
Well so long for now until next time!!! I’ll be back with more shots from the bench and the ECU Metals Symposium!!!!
Posted on January 31, 2012
Whew!!! The last several months has blown by and I haven’t posted to my blog about all the wonderful and exciting things stewing in my world! I will be posting lots of new work, shows, amazing artists I’ve gotten to know and much, much more! For now, I will leave you with some iconic contemporary jewelry pieces, designs, and paintings from makers I always look upon for inspiration! See you soon!
Posted on September 13, 2011
Hey everyone! Hope your having a good Tuesday! Wanted to share this exciting exhibition that is up that I excited to be a part of along with some really great artists and ECU Metals friends such as Amanda Outcalt, Sarah West and Marissa Saneholtz, . The show is in Portsmouth, Virginia at the Courthouse Galleries! Please swing by and check it out if your in the area!
RADICAL ALCHEMY: Contemporary Art Jewelry from the tiny and shiny to the large and lavish
September 2 – October 23, 2011
FREE Opening Reception: 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday,
RADICAL ALCHEMY features over forty contemporary artists from across the region and beyond who create wearable hand-made jewelry using a variety of materials and techniques. Selections range from brooches, necklaces, pins and rings that are made from precious stones and metals to recycled and found objects. The exhibit offers one-of-a-kind, small-scale intimate and delicate work to large, bold, statement jewelry.
Posted on September 12, 2011
I just wanted to share an awesome blog that I am honored to be listed on. A big thank-you to Regina Connell! Enjoy her blog!
“Handful of Salt explores the craft of modern design. It’s devoted to the vibrant, emerging world of DesignCraft: a genre that blurs traditional distinctions between design, fine contemporary craft, and art.
And whether you call it art, or design, or craft, we don’t really mind…as long as it celebrates what’s human, what inspires and moves us, and what connects us.” – http://www.handfulofsalt.com/
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Posted on September 8, 2011
I am so honored and excited to have some of jewelry selected to be at Julie Artisans Gallery in New York City! The work has been there this summer and I am thrilled to be amongst such wonderful makers uch as Judith Hoyt, Margaux Lange, Laura Wood, Jesse Bert, Kat Cole and many, many others!
costume, bling, urban, humor and remembrance are just a few of the words that i would use to describe the work that i make. i love watching people and being in environments that give me inspiration. i hope you enjoy the sharing of amazing work of all facets from wonderful artists and friends that have have the privilege of calling my friends and family! enjoy!