initial series from decades ago, stains and marks on silver, brass and copper.
some of these sold at jeweler's werk galerie/dc, but I can't remember when.
all these pieces were very limited production, made just 4 of these, similar but all different, signed and dated on the back.
This is a flat donut shape in stained silver.
I know the w(h)earabouts of 2 of them, and I traded 1 for a beautiful dark red coat full of cut-out circles once with a fellow exhibitor at an American Craft Council Show in Baltimore.
One of the recent experiments, the Black+White Graffiti Jewelry line, is one-of-a-kind collection of 8 unique pieces, earrings and a couple of pendants.
Now my hands are itching.
I am playing around with initial tests on paper for a new series...
I cannot wait to put it all down on metal!
Short and sweet...how about some cool jewelry to keep things fresh, despite the heat?
Adornment in eye-catching hues...the black and white graffiti collection.
Having real fun with these new Black and White jewelry line and am adding a few more pieces for the official launch mid June on my online store.
Everything is one of a kind work, unique earrings and pendants, scribblings on silver, each piece signed and numbered.
My collectors list gets live launch link and an 'advantage' of 1 hour for shopping this statement Black and White Graffiti jewelry collection first over the general public...jump on board below to get yours!
This work was pre-launched and tested with just a handful of pieces for a virtual platform in May and it sold fast...
Another month almost gone, so much on the bench, having a hard time splitting myself between the (ohh, too many!) things in progress in trays, scattered all over the studio.
But this is an ongoing-mode, as I seem not to be able to avoid it...wanting to do it all, yesterday.
Today some quick notes on my studio treasure hunts of old work, have been re-shooting each single piece and adding some 'contest' and settings as visual connections...
One of the WATER pin set, hand scribblings on silver, pinned to my black woolen sweater and a book that connects the two.
I have recurring themes, sudden yearnings of making things done before, visual references and source of inspiration for the new.
Pre-launched five pieces for the Black+White Artico show ending this month with great response, above a quick shot of the Black and White Graffiti Earrings 5 - one of the pieces still available at the show, as of today.
Got very excited about this new work, so have added another tray to my pile...got some new chain for some new pendants for the graffiti series...will see how fast I can clone myself.
13 magic days until the end of a successful Black+White show, and just in case (just in case) you missed it so far, check it out now!
These earrings sold a couple of days ago and have gone to two very happy people...
...but there are still a few one of a kind pieces available, like just one pair of the earrings below!
I had great fun playing around and improvising with these first black and white jewelry experiments for a BlacK+White Graffiti series, and was happy to launch five pieces on Artico this month!
And, among what's left, a pendant too...
Signed and numbered, on the other side.
The Black+White show at Artico is live!
Another quick preview here below, a one-of-a-kind pair of Black+White Graffiti Earrings, signed and numbered on the back.
The Black+White Graffiti is a mini series of One of a Kind jewelry pieces in sterling silver with a stained black patina finish. See more at the show!
The excitement continues with this mini series of one of a kind black and white jewelry pieces...
These are a couple of shots for some work fresh off the bench for the Black+White show launching at Artico in just a few hours!
This invitational show will run May 1-31, 2021 online on Artico and will feature a selection of New Mexico artists and their experiments in black and white only.
All work available exclusively through Artico - a New Mexico Art Collective supporting artists and makers through the COVID pandemic; sales will benefit Artico, the artist in the show and several New Mexico non profits...live links on launch date.
A super quick (and very excited) preview of some work in progress on the bench.
Playing with 'restrictions' in designing new pieces for a Black+White show launching next month online.
So for this invitational online show I am sticking to one metal - thin sheet sterling silver and monochrome - black and white. Simple as that.
And got to say, I am having quite some fun....!
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!
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