Hi, gang. I know it’s been a while since I checked in, but it’s summer and I have even less bench time than usual. But it’s summer! And it has been so mild and beautiful. What better time to think about fall?
Here’s what’s on my bench… (It’s Bead Table Wednesday.)
Copper and turquoise. No, that’s not turquoise, but it was sitting with my photo props and is making its internet debut. I actually don’t know what stone it is; I inherited my great aunt’s rock collection and I think it was in there. She used to polish her own cabs — very cool. I remember digging through her dops and tumbled rocks and such when I was a little girl, which probably planted seeds for my love of making jewelry.
Anyway, what is the copper part of that picture? I don’t take time to do a lot of sketch-planning in my jewelry making, but I did sketch out some things to cut out and hammer and play with for my fall line, which I’m calling Sedona. I’m planning to use hammered copper, plenty of turquoise (and other teal things), some verdigris patina on copper, and oxidized silver. Like this…
|Leather, copper, sponge coral, turquoise, c. 2007
Alas, my studio is across the hall from my sleeping kids so I haven’t done much hammering lately. It forces me to plan more, which is a good thing.