This piece has a home now. It suits Barbara very well!The pieces that I sent to Mexico last week arrived today. One of my favorite pieces with a huge crystal broke, I think I need to find a better packing system, jewelry tends to be more fragile than it looks. I will have to wait until I go to Mexico to pick it up and fix it. Luckily enough, most other things got there OK. Now I have a huge collection in Mexico, and apparently, one more, possibly two more galleries will carry my work. Good times!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
This is the last one of the assemblage rings I made. I love it so much I may keep it. It is made with a vintage rhinestone miniature brooch and an antiqued brass filigree ring.
Friday, August 13, 2010
My friend Marina from fancifuldevices gave me some vintage buttons. I pasted them to blank antiqued brass filigree rings, and the results are beautiful, old looking. I was so happy with the results that I decided to make some rhinestone rings. this is what I came up with.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
This is my newest work. In these, I am integrating crystals that I have soldered myself in various ways. I am going for an avant-garde Victorian tribal feel to the pieces. I am also integrating pyrite, freshwater pearls, and plenty of semiprecious stones.
I really like this one, it is called "Red and crystal".
This one is the most tribal one.
Anyways, I have been working a lot and I just love it. I am very pleased with the results.
Friday, August 6, 2010
I finally took some pictures of the rings I made. They are all silver plated with gold leaf in the inside, and different objects, cabochons and organic materials.
I am very pleased with this one, it is coral branch with a garnet cabochon that shines beautifully in the light.
This one has an ammonite fossil.
This one has a sea shell I found in the beach here in Vancouver.
This one has a moonstone cabochon that glows in the light.
This one has a branch of coral sea fan. I made two like this.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
At last! I got my new resin in the mail. I had old resin, but after a test I did last week, I discovered that it had passed its shelf life, so I discarded it and ordered new one. I just finished a series of rings that were waiting for the resin to arrive. This rings are silver plated, but next time I make rings will all be sterling silver. More expensive for sure, but better quality. I have a whole new idea of a series of rings with sterling silver. I need to wait 24 hours to see how this series turns out though. It's looking good! They are all silver plated, with a gold leaf interior, and different objects inside. The gold leaf looks very nice with the resin, it really shines. More on the outcome tomorrow.