Sunday, December 22, 2013

It's Not Christmas On My Workbench!

I know that Christmas has not yet arrived, 
but my workbench is already on to the next thing.
These hand cut copper hearts were annealed and then textured with a variety of global coins.
(coins, courtesy of my globe-trotting friends)
I'm thinking necklaces, but I'm going to start out by creating riveted layers and see where that takes me.
In the meantime....
Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Made in America for the Holidays

Yes, it's that time of year
when I shamelessly promote the places where my jewelry is on display.
 I have been busy at my workbench preparing for the season of holiday shows, and even busier this week setting up displays.
It's always fun to watch gallery spaces transform into temporary gift shops, highlighting local artists and craftspeople...
like the Duke Gallery at Wallingford Community Arts Center yesterday morning,
and my completed display.
The preview party is tonight, with the show opening tomorrow, December 7.
More information is at the Community Arts Center web site.
A few days ago, I set up my display at Main Line Art Center in Haverford.
The Holiday Fine Craft Show opened to the public today, and more information can be found here.
With new inventory arriving daily, the Holiday Store at Woodmere Art Museum is a local favorite.
I recently delivered new inventory to Portfolio, the wonderful gift shop at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. 
And new this year is Earth Wood and Fiber, a beautiful gift shop in Newtown Square.
It was a very pleasant surprise for me when I first entered this shop, tucked away on a residential side street.
The owners have developed a beautiful gallery space that features unique art and American craftsmanship.
If you enjoy supporting the 'Made in America' effort and live near me, these are just a few of the great options featuring local artists.
Happy Handmade Holidays!!