Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lillian Jones in Art Jewelry Mag

A big congratulations are in order to my friend, fellow North Carolina Society of Goldsmith member and artist extraordinaire, Lillian Jones for making the January issue of Art Jewelry Magazine. I attended a workshop which Lillian taught about using the texturing technique she demos in the article. Afterward, I made a collection of beautiful copper earrings using this and customers loved them.

Time to Get Caught Up

Well, we've finished the house and moved back in already. I'll upload some finished pics later. Just wanted to let me "fans" know I haven't forgotten this blog and will be working to get it up to date over the next few weeks. After finishing the house , moving was a chore. We wanted to use as much of our existing furniture as possible but in some cases it wasn't and we had to get something different. Decorating was a little painful. Sarah and I have "Ying and Yang" ideas in that area. I'm for decoration as little as possible so the openness in a room is part of it's expression where Sarah is of the opinion if there's a table or wall, it needs something to decorate itself with. There was much compromising between us both. Next came the mother-in-law with failing health so now instead of openness in design we are looking at whatever makes an invalid comfortable. Life throws us curves but we swing and sometimes still get hits. So that's where the house is now. The basement is still evolving from a storage facility/metalsmith shop to a knifemaking/metalsmith/laundry room. I'll devote another posting to that soon.