16 posts categorized "Art Jewelry"

May 04, 2014

Announcing :: Art Jewelry with Diane Cook!

I am happy to announce two very special art jewelry workshops coming up in Studio CRESCENDOh on July 11th and 12th with Diane Cook.

On July 11th, she will teach the Brave He{ART} class where students will learn to design and assemble a repousse heart. Repousse is a method of decorating metals with hammers and punches.

Brave Heart AquamarineOn July 12th, Diane will teach the Viking Knit Bracelet. Viking knit is a form of knitting and looping, which you will do with wire!

Untitled-2Can't wait? Me either. Enrollment is NOW open here and here.

See you in Studio CRESCENDOh. If you want to. :)

January 27, 2014

Paper Boat Necklace in a Bottle

I like that obsession takes you in all directions ... sometimes big and sometimes super tiny. Like these teeny tiny boats that I've been making. I like them quite a bit. And I wanted to make a commemorative something for my show this Saturday and decided that this would be it. Suspended on red string and in a bottle the boat can stay. Or it can be taken out and worn as a necklace. I'll be putting some up on my little Etsy shop as well for those who can't make it to the show. :)





October 03, 2013

Announcing :: Basic Silversmithing Jewelry with April Meeker!


I am super excited to announce a very special basic silversmithing class with April Meeker of Secondsister!

April Meeker

In this one-day class, April will equip students with a kit that contains everything you need to make a unique stamped and soldered sterling band ring and a stamped leather cuff with a silver plaque.

The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th and enrollment is open right here.

April Meeker



September 19, 2012

Announcing :: Belts, Bracelets, and Straps with Amy Hanna

I'm excited to announce a brand NEW workshop that will be taking place in Studio CRESCENDOh by the uber-talented Amy Hanna. It is called Belts, Bracelets and Straps and enrollment is open now, right here. Amy HannaAmy will show samples and provide instruction on how to juxtapose vintage elements with leather and some of ther other favorite materials.

Amy HannaShe'll provide a basic buckle and leather pieces that can be used to create a belt, and another basic buckle that can be used to make a bracelet.

Amy Hanna

Amy Hanna
If there are treasured items in your collection ... like tin types, pennants, patches, and other special items, you are encouraged to bring them to class as Amy helps you design one-of-a-kind straps that can become belts, bracelets, or straps for bags.
Amy Hanna
I am honored to have Amy lead this fantastic class in Studio CRESCENOh. It's gonna be a good one.

See you in the Studio. :)

Enroll for Amy's class here.

March 14, 2012

Soldering with Terri Brush :: Rock Star Moment

Last Saturday during the soldering class with Terri Brush, it was a total rock star moment when she said to everyone ... "OK ... from all the pieces you've got going, pick your favorite and finish it!"

It got all of us to power through and finish a piece ... making each of us feel like complete and total rock stars. Here's the one I finished. Love it SO much.

Jenny DohHere's a second one that I ALMOST finished ... just needs a chain to make it wearable. For both, I encased crocheted flowers that I made with perle cotton thread. So cute, right?

Soldered-jewelry-jenny-dohHere are some others that I almost finished ... little baby ones that I can't wait to wear.

Soldered-jewelry-2And another larger one that just needs a leather cord to finish.

Soldered-JewelryTerri was an amazing teacher who taught everyone not only how to solder, but important principles of etching, and how to make cold connections.

Terri-BrushDuring our lunch break, our group decided to squeeze in a quick trip to the Santa Ana Elk's Lodge to say hello to the good people at Glitterfest. So fun.

So Terri will be back in March 2013 to offer 2 full days of jewelry-making. It'll be the Sunday and Monday that dovetails Glitterfest ... so save the date!

See you in the studio.

January 09, 2012

Soldered Hearts Jewelry Workshop with Terri Brush!

This past Saturday for our party, I had the pleasure and thrill of wearing a brand new design by Terri Brush. A soldered heart shadow box attached to etched and stamped metal. It was great fun receiving so many compliments on it.

Terri Brush
I'm excited to officially announce that Terri Brush will be teaching her class in the studio in March, where students will learn how to make this very necklace.

Terri is offering this class as a one-day workshop but offering it on two days: March 10th and 11th. The content for the class will be the same, so that everyone gets to make this neckalce.

However, if there are any students who want to take the class for both days, Terri will help those studnets make this second stunning necklace on the second day. The details for the class and enrollment information can be found here.

Terri Brush
Enrollment for Terri's class is open here.

Our full calendar of events is available here.

October 07, 2011

Soldering with Terri Brush at Art Camp

Check out my first soldered pendant. So cute, right?

I've spent all of today learning how to solder from the amazing Terri Brush. I'm so excited. I've always wanted encase my crochet within solder and I've finally learned how.


Terri has given so much by way of tending to so many special deatails for this art camp. 

Terri Brush
I find myself surrounded by creative, funny, talented women creating all day long next to large windows with a view that takes my breath away.

Terri Brush Art Camp

My charms will evolve as I go into the next phase of using a patina to darken them and then add some wire wrapping. More to come.

Happy creating. :)

August 27, 2011

Killer Beads = Killer Necklace

Check out these killer beads that I got from Amy.

wire wrapping tutorial
I stayed up all night using the beads and other baubles in my stash to make this.

wire wrapping tutorial I used a vintage rhinestone bracelet that has a built-in clasp.

wire wrapping tutorial It can be worn long or wrapped twice and worn close to the neck. So fun.

wire wrapping tutorial




August 20, 2011

The Final Step = Sharing :)

And the final step to the creative process is of course enjoying one another's company and sharing with each other what we made.

Amy Hanna
The participants in today's class did some phenomenally beautiful work!

Amy Hanna

Amy Hanna Many thanks to all the students who traveled from far and wide (San Francisco, Maryland, New York) to be part of this day. Many thanks to Amy for a wonderful class. We hope to offer this workshop again next year so stay tuned. :)

After Oxidation Comes Wire Wrapping, Power Tools & Composition

So after oxidation comes wire wrapping ...

Amy Hanna
And then drilling ... (this part is kinda scawee. Amy wore her protective goggles.)

Amy Hanna

And then comes the discussion on how to compose your piece. Amy's secret: You gotta use special parts to make the final piece special.

Amy Hanna

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