Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Louis Exposure this weekend!

This weekend I'll be participating in Louis Exposure, a pop-up shop/open market sort of event for selected local businesses. Make a trip to the ICA and stop by Louis Boston for a visit! I'll be selling Alaska jewelry as well as one-of-a-kind pieces.

I'll be there Saturday Dec. 4th from 12-7, and Sunday Dec. 5th from 12-5.

Goldesberry Gallery Metal Arts Invitational

Opening this weekend:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tapered Roman Chain

I knew how time consuming making a tapered Roman chain would be when I started this project, but I REALLY wanted to use one in a piece I was making. I spent more money than I intended on different gauges of fine silver wire; there was nothing I could do but dig in!

Divided sections of fused loops, ranging from 22g-18g wire, using dowels of varied sizes.

A close up of the tiniest loops.

The tiniest loops compared to a penny. I thought these would be the most difficult to weave, but I soon found that the thicker the gauge, the more difficult it was to weave. It hurt my arm and killed my fingers!

A month later, the finished product! 24" long! Yessss!

When I was finished, I realized the piece I had originally intended to use the Roman Chain for was too small for such a bulky chain! I have yet to make something that will not be overpowered by the chain.

Saturday, November 13, 2010