Sunday, August 24, 2014

New projects and bold results, rings cast in bronze.

I have been hiding in my cabin, walking my dog, working in town. I did do an art fair but the best thing that has happened to me this year is my job at Habits, in Jackson Hole. I have the good fortune to work for my friend, of many years, Arcy Hawks, and her wonderful style has pushed my own designs in new ways. So for the first time in my jewelry making life I created rings using the lost wax cast method of making jewelry. It was very exciting and I was pretty happy with the results. I have a great deal to learn but I crossed some sort of line with this project which has opened up a whole new world of design for me. So here is to old friends who are supportive and encouraging, and new work which inspires and excites me. 

The first step is to carve the designs in wax. 
Then I sent them away to be cast into bronze. 

Stackers, I seldom wear just one ring per finger, unless it's really big. 

This one is my favorite, I wear it almost every day and the patina has worn off to reveal a beautiful golden bronze color. It's big, it's bold, and it's fabulous. 

They are available on my Etsy site or at Habits, Jackson Hole.