Thursday, April 25, 2013

Reworked. :)

I took apart the necklace I made yesterday as well as one I made a few weeks ago and redid them.  To me, they look much more balanced and are definitely much easier to wear!  The earlier versions were too fussy and had very elaborate clasps.


Really tired tonight, so am making this short. Hope you all have a great Friday ahead!
xoxo J xoxo



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

at the bench today.

I had the monthly infusion yesterday, so was out of commission, plus we visited my Parents over the weekend - now it's back to work at the bench!  It was SO bright outside today, that most pictures are overexposed - so I'll have to retake some tomorrow to list on Etsy:

Focal by Petra of Scorched Earth.  Copper paddles, copper, ceramics by Happy Fish, agates, Tuareg beads, Jupiter jasper.
This is still in the works, needs tweaking but is almost there.  I'm playing with the idea of taking out the large agates.

Esme, in a rare 'still' moment.

Hope you are all well!  More tomorrow, there is a LOT to do before the show intake this Sunday!

xoxo J


Friday, April 19, 2013

PS, I just took off the Google + prompt thing.

Apparently, it was prompting people for personal information and I will NOT stand for that.  I'm glad to have you guys here, but I'm not willing to exploit you.

It should be fine now.

Love, J.

...

You may not know me personally or we may not have met in person, but I want you to know that you are loved.  You have someone who cares, and you are not alone.

Taken from this page.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jewelry show weirdness...

Hi loves,

So in scheduling and planning out the next few busy months, I discovered that one of the shows I was to do is on the same day as another big show.  This is the second time that the smaller show has done something strange, although not intentionally to me.  I'm going to bow out in favor of the larger show and hope that it is the right decision. :P

Have been working with a lot of pieces from Petra lately (LOVE THEM), and lots more copper.  I've got some ideas bubbling around regarding collaged jewelry, so we'll see where that goes.  Here are some pictures from this week so far:

Got the enamel right on these, with little sgraffito circles...but some gold Gilder's paste got on them a bit and now I'm not sure how to fix.  Argh.  I love them, they are really shiny but the gold looks like they got damaged.

Trying some new 'scratching through layers' on copper and brass.  These are subtle, but I like how they turned out.

Another picture of them hanging.

And just because it's going viral (again), here's the video I tend to sing to my non-jewelry artist friends, mainly so that they won't ever sing it to ME.  Hah.  :)

xoxo J xoxo

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Busy fun times

Got some good work done today, and even got pictures up and listed two of them on Etsy!  The rest are going to the Triton Museum on Friday (big smile).

Into the Sun. Copper, leather, polymer focal by Jana of Happy Fish Shop, bone, ceramic.

Phoenicia. Ceramics, bone, copper, Tuareg beads, leather.
These just fell into place.  I love when that happens. 

Loves, I'm pretty tired (because of a good work day at the bench).  Hope you're all doing well!
xoxo J xoxo

Friday, April 5, 2013

Holy Cow.

I've been away for a bit. Not intentionally, but healthwise, and all that.  I miss posting, and hearing about all that you are doing.

Here's a few things that will be posted tomorrow on Etsy:

Petra ceramics, my copper

petra ceramics and my copper

my Boo, 'Lapis Lazuli', posing in the redwoods  




I've missed you all and don't plan on such a long break in the future! :)
xoxoxoxo Juliette XOXOXO