Hello Wire Harmony fans and friends!
As the fall season of craft shows draws near, I am kicking into high gear with production. I am playing with enamel for the first time and I love bringing glass and color to the metal. It actually reminds me of old days, doing stained glass. I love it when things in life circle back. Over time, I have been refining the idea of the pierced
sterling over enameled copper and each iteration is a little bit better. Finally sticking with one idea for more than one piece.
I love the fact that metal can always have a new life. Sometimes I reinvent pieces that I feel are missing something. I thought I would share a 3 time reincarnation piece... a sterling band cuff. I poured this metal and shaped it up. My original idea was to do a primitive stamped pattern on it. Wellllll, it WAS primitive. Yikes.
It stayed that way a while. Then I decided to just whack the crap out of it and texturize the whole thing, thus obliterating the pattern. I also did not use patina and shined it up. I actually liked this piece, and it was easy to wear. But it didn't really POP as much it could.
After my husband's friend made me a sweet sinusoidal stake (huh??) to make anticlastic curves (don't I sound smart?? ;) I decided to reinvent my little cuff again. I curved it up real nice and tried to get rid of all the pattern by sanding it for about a million hours.
Now, YES! I really like this little bugger now. 3rd time's a charm. I feel good about the recycling part, maybe not the OCD part. he he.
SO! A list of the fall shows is in order. It's pretty short, going for quality, not quantity this year. If you like my work, get thyself to a show!!
Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church Craft Fair
Temple Emanu-El Artisan Festival
Sun. Nov 1st 9 am to 3 pm
6299 Capri Dr. San Diego 92120
Talmadge Art Show
Sun. Nov 22nd 10 am to 4 pm
Liberty Station Conference Center
2600 Laning Rd. San Diego
Off of Harbor Drive and Laning