Monday, March 23, 2009

Catch up.....

matchbox prep
inspiration
more matchbox prep
tiny tiaras
finished reliquary front
....and back
my new medium
bronze clay

kit parts

So I looked at my last post and couldn't believe how much time had flown! I hope this post makes up for it. I have been a busy happy bee. I took a class with Kathy Davis in Costa Mesa to learn about bronze clay...love it! Those relic looking metal charms are the result.

Wrote a how-to article for issue #7 Portals...a zine. Theme: Home.....Schedualed publish date: April 15ish....available for pre-sale here

Went to the bi-annual belly dance swap meet this past Saturday and sold some costumes and jewelry....even had a request to make a personalized tassel for a friend whose kitty of 18 years passed away.

Had my 4th (?) soldering class at GTL yesterday....fabulous group of women as usual. The next class is April 5 and I hear there are still MORE people on a waiting list. So we are working on one more date....May or June. That Nancy...she sure knows what she's doing and working really hard to have one of the coolest little boutiques in the OC. And....the class for the Frozen Charlotte necklace has already sold out...3 days after posting! Yay!!! We have another date for Saturday,May 16. Check GTL for info. I'm not sure how many classes we can have for this particular necklace since some of the supplies are dwindling....I have been spending hours and days researching suppliers.

Had a face painting gig for a San Marino High carnivale......Danced for Babouch the restaurant....

Right now I'm preparing a soldered necklace sample for a two day class at the Shephardess in San Diego, July 11,12 2009. Registration starts in May. I am really excited about this. San Diego is my home town and I LOVE the Shephardess. It has been around for 30 years and has a great selection of beads,fibers and classes. It's where I took 6 years of classes with Lynne Merchant...THE queen of wire shaping. Located in the charming historic old town district of down town San Diego with lots of fun shopping and Mexican dining. It's a destination spot for travelers and locals. Right next door to the Shephardess is an amazing (my most favorite) bead and silver finding store ever!! It's called Lost Cities. I always spend a bunch of money when I go because they have the best selection of silver findings, new and old beads, tools, crystals, zirconias and more. In fact the gal that owns it is an expert on REAL Tibetan coral and tourquoise and has a lot of it.

This weekend (march 28) I am having a large garage sale so come on over! Rubber stamps, jewelry, craft supplies, furniture, clothes, computers, fabric, costumes,toys, books....you know the ususal.

Thanks for coming by. Leave a comment...I love hearing what your thinking.

9 comments:

TattingChic said...

Beautiful pieces! Your work is so intriguing! :)

Margaret said...

So lovely to catch up with what you've been up to, such cool stuff happening in your life! love the matchbox, great tutorial pics thank you. M

Tiedupmemories said...

Beautiful work!Love the matchbox!I wish I could be at your garage sale!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

matchbox is awesome! I love it.

I didn't know about bronze clay - I have to look into that!

Glad to see you posting.

Robin said...

Beautiful pieces! Love your blog and wish I lived in your area so I could come to your garage sale!!!

Take Care - Robin

Steph said...

Wowwwwwwwwww the bronze clay is amazing! I'll try as soon as I can get a kiln! Can't wait to see what you will make with these pieces!

Maija said...

Oh Robin- I love everything you do!
ox

Sarah Zambiasi Art said...

Your art is gorgeous.
I love the detail & 'old world' feel, beautiful!
Nice to meet you,
Sarah:)

Kerin said...

Beautiful work!!! Especially love the bronze clay pieces. I'm going to be working with that soon myself so it's great to see what you've done.