Friday, June 22, 2012

Life's a hoot

Here is the little owl necklace that I made for the step-by-step project for the Art Jewelry magazine article.

He does look like a cute little owl, don't you think?

Notice any similarities to a visitor to our garden?

If you follow the article and make your own, please send me a photo. I'd love to see your creation!

Monday, June 18, 2012

You are the cat's whiskers

You don't hear the phrase "the cat's whiskers" much any more, but it means something is outstanding.

I made these little cat earrings and necklace for a new customer a couple of weeks ago.  She only wanted the earrings, but ended up have the necklace too!

They are happy jiggly cats who wiggle their legs as you wear them.

And yes, they have little tails too:

Hand sculpted in silver, designed to make you smile :-D

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Life's a hoot!

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.

Hope you like the project!