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Black and White Photos at top of my earring cards
Here’s the thing. I have always loved the challenge of choosing good packaging for my clay items and also the enameled copper jewelry that I create. It seems that I am constantly seeking the right way to present what I make. I like to come up with something unique and I print them myself, when I can.
Here are some of my new earring cards. Since the earrings, themselves, are full of rich vibrant colors, I chose to add black and white photos to the top so that the colorful enamels really pop on the cards when displayed.
Some of the abstract photos are designs my son created. He is an incredible designer and develops parametric architectural strategies. (Please don’t ask me to explain that…) I’m quite proud of him and the hard work he has done and continues to do in his field.
Lots more jewelry to come!
Almost to the weekend… more tax prep (UGH).
These enameled copper bars are a rich purple and gray enamel torch-fired using the immersion method. Marci… let me know if these will be the right ones for you. Thanks!
Torch-fired Enameled Pendant
I have always had a love-hate relationship with January. On one hand its cold, sometimes dreary and spending is on hold since the holidays seem to eat up big chunks of our spending money. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting out there to find that perfect gift for a loved one. This past holiday season was extra special since we found out that our first grandchild will be a boy! Yes, May will be quite a special month indeed!
Anyway, back to January… After those fall shows fall behind me, it’s on to some new stuff. New ideas for the upcoming year. My goals are to ramp up my Etsy store, make more wholesale contacts and get down and artfully dirty with those new projects.
This pendant is in 3 parts. Not only did I enamel and copper bar with some of my favorite enamel colors, but I have been playing with twisting up some copper wire and enameling that using the immersion method of torching. How’s this one? Hmmmmm? I do like it a lot.
More to come. Happy January. 🙂