I got really excited for new work to coincide with the Santa Fe Recycle Show (in just about 10 days!) and this is now my first priority.
Been super busy with recycled paper jewelry projects and overwhelmed with all the possibilities...time, as always, is too short.
Old matches paper boxes, strips of paper from magazines and old books (these date back from my Sanskrit and Indian Arts studies...maybe I should call these the Sanskrit series?) shaping it all into pendants and earrings.
Every piece unique, I am just flowing with the flow here.
Materials and tools, main aid the old press inherited from my grandfather (I remember seeing it as a child sitting on an old oak table in his lawyer office, walls filled with books and 'pratiche' (clients files) he would organize, press and bound with strings in alphabetical order on floor to ceiling shelves.
Such a precious gift, a collector's item, a sturdy, high quality piece of equipment I am so grateful to have!
Been deep into fall cleaning, reviewed, retired, put together a flash fall sale on a few things...and a fresh start is underway.
Pulled out and finally finished some old work from (wait for it...) 1991!
But I always work in cycles and often revisit older work to turn it into new.
Completed a couple of pendants and a couple of earrings looking forward to the upcoming Santa Fe Recycle Show in November, and had fun shooting some pictures with my new phone.
Nothing is live online yet, but planning to launch in a few weeks.
Below a couple of the very first finished pieces, black and white newspaper cuttings on cardboard core.
jewelry notes from the bench
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I make simple, colorful and bold jewelry for a contemporary ageless and fun style.
Have been doing this for quite sometime...pretty sure this is what I want to do when I grow up!
Here I jot down thoughts and notes and pictures of work in the making, both in my mind, on paper and on the bench.
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