Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Necklaces

A couple of new necklaces with some Montana Agates that has amazing picturesque coloration.  Since these stones have translucent backgrounds, I left the back and parts of the sides open to allow the most light through but still securely holding the stones.

New Moon Rising

Tahoe Sunset

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Apologizing for the Look Here

7/25/11 Update:  Looks like I have to reload every single picture to my Picasa Web album first for the pictures to "stick".  I will try to do a few a day. *sigh*

7/23/11 Update:  I tried to reload some of the recent photos, and checked those posts to make sure the photos are showing up.  When I check back after a day or two, some of them are disappearing again.  Anyone know of a fix?

Not sure what happened but I'm losing all the blog pictures from posts from last year as well as this year.  I'll try to repost, but it will take some time.

Do check back later as I scramble to "rebuild".  Ugghhh!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

EtsyMetal Blog Carnival - July 2011

Every month my teammates on EtsyMetal choose a theme for our blog posting.  We call this our EtsyMetal Blog Carnival.  For this month, the topic is "Artist's Work That Has Influenced My Own".  Be sure to check out posts by the other participating members (see list at the end).
John Cogswell has been teaching jewelry making for thirty plus years and had recently retired from teaching at SUNY New Paltz.  When I found out that he was going to be teaching stone setting at Revere Academy 3 months ago, I jump at the opportunity to learn from this man LIVE.  Besides, I learn better by watching, and I heard he is a wonderful teacher.  The class was a real joy, and he has endless funny stories to share. 

If you don’t get a chance to attend John’s workshops, I highly recommend getting his book, Creative Stonesetting.  Here are a few of the results of his class demo:

John demo-ing how to raise stitches
Shoulder Bezel
Tension Setting
Basket Setting, fabrication
Basket Setting, finished
Slotted Assembly
Hope you enjoy reading the other team member's blog posts on the same topic:
Kate Jones -
Fluxplay Jewellery (Maria Whetman) -
2Roses -
Elizabeth Scott -
Andrea Ring -
Nodeform -
Beth Cyr -
Inbar Bareket -
Cynthia Del Giudice -
Evelyn Markasky -
AdobeSol -

Quercus Silver -