Process Shot of the Week

Sorry it's been awhile. Things have been super crazy. Last weekend I attended the Keystone Metals Forum at Touchstone Center for Crafts, and then last Friday evening was the reception for PA Pride: Metal Arts in the State of Pennsylvania, the first metals show I put together for BCAT.
But despite all that, I managed to make progress in the studio.

The earring challenge got off to a rough start, and like the brooches, I'm making some really awful stuff. But, I'm also coming up with some really great stuff, with a whole range in between.

 Earring a Day Challenge: Week 1

Earring a Day Challenge: Week 1

I wasn't able to make earrings while at Touchstone, but I did do some drawings of earrings, and am deciding that counts. I've also been completing a pair of earrings about half the time. Sometimes symmetrical, sometimes not. Like the brooches, I'm experimenting with materials.

 Earring a Day Challenge Week 2

Earring a Day Challenge Week 2

My favorites so far are the gray champleve enamel and sea glass pair I made this week. I also like the moonstone pair and the shell pair from week 1. Least favorite pairs are the silver pair from week 2 (top of photo) and the "trainwreck" pair (next to said silver pair).
Another successful pair are the tiny silver studs I finished up for a trade. I'm excited to experiment some more with studs this week.

 Grey guys.

Grey guys.

 Sweet studs.

Sweet studs.

In other progress, I got some half drilled pearls for my reliquaries, goal for this week is to get the sides for the sand dollar piece soldered together. I started a new brooch, and did some work on another brooch I started a while back and have had sitting around for awhile. The windows like up really cool, but unfortunately, it's not about this woman and this man. It's about something else, and that man will be replaced with a piece of map. Maybe I'll put him on the back somehow.

Stay tuned for more updates! Thanks for reading! Happy weekend!