Friday, September 14, 2012

A Few New Pieces and Then Off To LA...

I have a couple of new cuffs and a pendant - and that will be it until I return to Hawaii.
Thursday I am off to LA for a 4 month job....we get a week off for Thanksgiving and 3 weeks off for Christmas and then will finish up in January.  I'll be taking my Keith Lobue's "Steel Beauty" dvd's with me - in case my art muse starts to pester me.....
I have so many things to finish up/ fix up/clean up   that i have procrastinated about doing and now time is running out fast!
Here are the cuffs.   Boring boring boring...I am so tired of then -and I still have about 8 unfinished ones on the bench!
this one is made with iridescent beetle wings
  I had been wanting to make a bird skull for a long time.  I tried to cast my own chicken head, but it was very fragile with a lot of hollows... when i tried to close up some of the holey parts ... it broke.....
... then  i went to cast the mold from the broken chicken skull -but the bones got stuck in the silicone.  Oh well... this skull was hand sculpted with bronze clay - one of a kind - no mold!

Bronze Skull 1 1/4" long, Bronze bail, Bronze clasp.  Chain is Vintage patinaed brass, 24"
I haven't decided whether to put them in my etsy shop or just drop them off at the gallery.....

Let me know if you'll be in LA when I am - maybe we can meet up!

Friday, September 07, 2012

Hawaii Craftsmen Exhibit

A few weeks ago I entered my very first juried show, "Hawaii Craftsmen 45th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition", with chosen pieces to be exhibited in Honolulu at the Honolulu Museum Art School Gallery. 3 of my pieces were chosen  - my bullet and barbed wire necklace and earrings,

 and my "clarity" eyeball pendant.  Today, on their facebook site, pictures were posted from the exhibit.  I had 5 (yes FIVE) pictures of my work posted......woohoo!
Click HERE to view the entire exhibit or scroll down, down, down to view my art (numbers 210,211,212,213,214)  or click  HERE
Exhibit runs thru September 20th.