Yesterday was my birthday, Big Ol’ 32!
My day was full and ended with finishing this custom project for a nice woman I met at The Art Alliance’s Shop on The Square where I do some volunteering. She had this lovely big silver setting with a kind-of-unimpressive carnelian stone in it, She wanted the stone swapped out for a shell that a friend gave her. I think it turned out pretty nice! Its all cold connected- no soldering was really necessary. There is a simple backing plate to hug the shell and then balled up wire goes through the holes to keep it snug. The other balled ends are inside the shell.
Because of some new neighborly-fun(?)-party-students-drugs-on-my-porch activity I found a new home/work space! So in November I’ll be consolidating–Moving! Again! But it’s ok:) This will be a good move. It’s always a struggle to upheave and relocate but things keep getting better each time I make a change so I can’t complain!
I finished up some new displays too that I’m really excited about. They will be going to the shops that sell my stuff, around Philly and hopefully live there, if they fit well in the shops. They were a long time coming! The wood was sitting around my studio for months and It took me that long to mentally put them together–and about a week to physically put them together, once I knew what I was going to do.
And more to come: