I've been making lots of rings lately. They're quicker and more fun than earrings because you only need to make one... So here are a few recently completed babies photographed and settling nicely into my etsy shop.
Being as I am an old art history major, I was pleased to discover ArtHistory101 on etsy. Marla's store is chock full of all that good stuff you've forgotton over the interveining years since that last art history class. Her printed tees are wonderfully soft and her drawings, sublime. You're sure to get delighted comments from friends you never suspected had art history in their background!
If you dream of the giddy world of Fragonard, or marvel at the engineering of a Gothic cathedral, or simply want to keep the 3 orders of classical greek columns close to your heart, I do recommend you check out ArtHistory101 (Their service is great too!)
All of you last minute shoppers are invited to join Sandy Visse & Debra Glanz along with guest artists, Betsy Bensen, Marilyn Nycum, and Dan Ennis for the gazillionth annual Holiday Sale & Party. In the offering will be the work that you have come to know and love with some amusing new stuff.
Saturday, Dec. 11 & Sunday Dec. 12 10am – 5pm At Sandy’s studio 8307 SW Homewood St., Portland OR 97225
For those in the Portland area who have not yet been to Sandy's studio, you may have seen it in your dreams. Right after I first saw it 3 or 4 years ago, I went home drew up the entire site plan, along with the water feature adjacent to it and handed it to my husband saying "I want this"! When you see me, please don't
ask if I'm in my new studio, ok?
Debra also has an etsy store where you can buy her work.
I'll have a variety of jewelry available, from stocking stuffers to special pieces you can add to your wish list.
The felted scarves of Marilyn Nycum and terra cotta tiles of Dan Ennis will be also be features. You;ll just have to come see those in person. We hope to see you there!
A pair "wild" Brazilian agates got me thinking of a pair of comfy sweats I have with a jaguar print, and how much fun I have wearing them. The agates have been transformed into earrings and I've found a few coordinating items to go with them... ; )
October and thus far November have been busy months for me. I've been spending a lot of time in my studio trying to replenish my inventory after the Local 14 show last month and working on a few commission pieces. I'm having a good time, but will have to emerge soon as the newest Harry Potter movie is now in the theaters! I'm hoping my 19 year old will come with. If not, it won't be the first time I've sat alone in the movie theater watching a Harry Potter movie!
I've had so much interest in my raw diamond ring, that I made another. This time using a pretty white stone, and narrowing the band a bit.
I like this ring very much. I call it a Treasure Ring. It's a piece of Hell's Canyon herringbone petrified wood, a keshi pearl, and a small raw diamond.
A smaller, simpler ring, with a gorgeous red rutilated smokey quartz set in an 18kt bezel.
Petrified palmwood. Love the black and white!
Nevada boulder turquoise with enough rust in the matrix that adding carnelian drops was an easy decision!
And finally, another piece of the Nevada boulder turquoise, this time with a bit of a blush rather than the rust to it. A rather rustic piece, tamed a bit by the small pearl!