Today, the July 2012 issue of Art Jewelry magazine comes out for sale - and included in the magazine is a beginner's step-by-step project that I wrote on how to make my sculpted owl necklace "Life's a hoot" (Page 70).
I was asked by the magazine to write a "sculptural bird project" quite a while ago. Years ago, in fact. So it's nice to see it in print. The project shows you how to sculpt basic shapes in metal clay and then put them together and add details to make an owl.
I was also asked to submit a photo of my studio - so one rare day when it was tidy, I took a photo and it's on the front cover of the magazine - and also page 65! It shows off my lovely window seat - a favorite place to sit.
I have to say that the people I worked with at Art Jewelry magazine were just a delight - especially Annie.
This blog tells you the stories behind my silver and aluminum creations - namely: why the design came to me; what inspired me; what story is connected to the piece; how the piece starts a new story etc. The stories add so much more to the piece and continue to develop as the piece goes to it's new owner.
I also tell you a little about my life in the wine country of Sonoma County, California and my husband writes once a month about what is happening in our vineyard that month.
I hope you'll come back regularly. I look forward to your comments.