Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Evolution of a Design...

I had jury duty last week and spent the entire morning reading about stone setting and sketching some new designs.  I was the very last person chosen to go through the jury selection process and was never questioned.  Overall the day was a success!  I did my civic duty and spent my free time working on creative designs.

Here are few progress shots of one of the lariat necklace designs.
I will add some more as I finish it up.

This is the sketch drawn around the stones.

This is two of the dangles after the final solder.
These will get cleaned and polished before setting the stones.
This is just a shot of the original concept with the components to show how the idea comes to life.

Still lots of work to do...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy February!
It has been a productive year so far!
I am working hard in the studio this past month replenishing my stock 
and designing some new things for 2012.

My Atlanta friends can find my work at Kudzu and 
I will be showing some new work at the RAD show on Feb. 11th.
I would love to see your smiling faces!

My new goal is to try to post more studio shots and show some works in progress.
I am inspired by my fellow metal working friend Louise O' Dwyer
Who has been posting her works in progress.