Thursday, February 25, 2010

Art & Soul Riches

I have just spent 2 amazing days taking part in the Art & Soul classes here in Las Vegas in the Bally's/Paris Hotel. I was so lucky to have the opportunity to learn from 2 very talented and creative minds; Richard Salley & Robert Dancik.

Robert's Class was learning the art of using concrete in jewelry making. At first thought you might think ... concrete wouldn't that be really heavy? but that is just not the case. Here is the piece I made in class using a frozen Charolette I had found on Ebay.

Richard's class was a beautiful copper hinged locket. The photo inside is one of my Grandmother's Wedding photo, I love this piece.

Both classes were great, relaxing and so creative. Thanks to both Richard and Robert for sharing so much of themselves.

Don't miss the Art & Soul in Portland Oregon in October ... both these guys will be teaching.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I know, I know ... most woman want flowers, candy or jewelry for Valentines Day ... Nope not me; I love to get tools and this year my husband bought me a great little Rolling Mill. A rolling mill is used for a lot of things some of them are to change the gauge of metals or to make wire or to pattern metals. If you want to see it in action go to my "Cool Stuff" page on this blog.
Thank you honey! I love you and I love my new rolling mill. Happy Valentines Day.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Check out my new copper & Dichoric cuff bracelet. Susan Philpot is an amazing local glass artist here in Las Vegas, my class last week was making the copper cuff with the copper bezel. Her glass worked so well with my cuff I just couldn't resist. For more information on Susan's work check out her blog.