Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ga-a-ack....

That's my synonym for "Arghh!" I scrolled down the blog and saw the Flower necklace, and it is still sitting in the waiting room. I have changed the design--it's more modern and groovy, with a custom bead for the bottom, into which the triangle feeds and from which the pendant hangs. It has to be fired and I wanted to wait for some other elements to crowd the kiln before screaming up the kilowatts over one little tiny bead. This is what I mean by 'Jewelry Life, Interrupted'! The photo says it all.

Life Goes On....

Many things have interrupted the small sculpture part of our lives, but lo and behold, Lisa popped up recently with a new design. I had been wondering why she was so quiet lately...

She was inspired by looking at the work of other jewelry artists--that's a rub for me. I almost hate doing that because I mistakenly think it will overly influence my own designs. But usually what happens is what Lisa said: other artists' works can stretch the mind, and it's what emerges to fill the extra space that can come from your own preferences for shape, texture, color and form. You have to be true to the elements that you personally enjoy using in your work. You have to know what you want to do.


Looking at the work of other artists is a good stretching exercise!


This new necklace hasn't been posted to the store yet, but here is a look at it. Lisa set one of Dad's turquoise rocks, showing off her inherited craftsmanship. He's proud!

She hasn't named it yet, but I keep calling it Hinged. The opposite would be more appropriate to the way I feel about 'Jewelry Life, Interrupted', but after all, that's the artist's choice, not mine!