Monthly archive for ‘ June, 2011 ’

Where metal fabric comes from

24th June 2011 | 0 Comments

After my show last night with the Tricksters, I have to look back with a few of the questions. The biggest one being ‘how do you do chainmaille?’ followed closely by ‘You bend all the rings yourself?!’ The answer to the first question- chainmaille is not that hard, it is just slightly tedious, especially when [...]


I’m not a slacker, just not as visible…

24th June 2011 | 0 Comments

I have been very under the radar and out of sight this month. There are certainly reasons for this–mostly that I have been experiencing a serious lack of creativity. While normally this would involve simply giving myself a rest from my work and allow the creative juices to recharge once more but when I’m starting [...]


Playing nice vs. being nice…

19th June 2011 | 0 Comments

***Warning: the subject of this blog post is slightly to rather controversial for most people in the art world. Reader discretion is advised.*** In the art world there are several versions of nice, genuinely being nice (always a plus), playing nice (when really you’re not so much), faking nice (when in reality it’s pretty obvious), [...]


Give me back my sanity!

9th June 2011 | 0 Comments

Over the course of the last week I’ve been working on several new pieces. In an earlier post I wrote about a purse I had made… well, I took it to my show opening and it sold right off my wrist. This is good. However, three others also basically pre-ordered purses of a similar variety [...]


A revisit to the stones I use

4th June 2011 | 0 Comments

I use lots of semi-precious stones in my jewelry. I also go through phases with stones that I’ll use for 5+ pieces in a row-just the same stone combination over and over. I know it gets boring for my audience/clientele to see what seems like possibly the same thing over and over but much like [...]


Size does matter

4th June 2011 | 0 Comments

With every new show brings a different challenge… This show was entitled “Size Matters”. All pieces had to be within specific dimensions and square… This is not always the easiest thing for a shoe string budget.  Well, somehow I did it. And yes, I’ll admit, I’m very proud of myself with this one. I had [...]


Versitility of metal fabric

2nd June 2011 | 0 Comments

In the past I have mentioned how chainmaille at one point was essentially the Kevlar of the Medieval age in Europe.  Well, as metal fabric it can be made into pretty much anything that you can make out of fabric…and I did just that. I made a purse. The purse is small and took forever [...]