Thursday, October 29, 2009

Michael Jackson in my classroom!

The students in my school district were out of school today and will be out tomorrow so the students were allowed to dress in their costumes on Wed. A student that was dressed as Michael Jackson was creating quite a stir through out the school. I had not seen the student and didn't think I would catch a glimpse of him. Well, I didn't have to wait long, he turned out to be one of my very own.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


I've been working on several projects at the same time. I have several jewelry orders, some for individual orders, several for the shop where I sell and I would like to show my work at a gallery in a neighboring town. I have to complete three paintings by Feb.for an exhibit that I am putting together for my artists group. If that wasn't enough I have put together a clay workshop and pit firing workshop and I would like to make some clay pendants for the pit firing.
Whew! It is no wonder my studio looks so messy. I find it difficult to work when my studio starts looking cluttered so I am going to stop from creating and start cleaning. I do this about three times a month and everytime I say , "I won't let it get so messy again".

The pictures are close-ups of my work spaces and some new Loteria necklaces which I will be posting soon. I never thought that I would one day be making jewelry out of game pieces that I grew up playing with.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This is my latest creation. I found a little heart printed inside an old dictionary and I just had to put it inside this pendant. I have been looking around other blogs to get some inspiration on how to photograph my jewelry. I am also going to look into getting a new camera, but in the mean time I will continue to experiment with my old camera.

I have also updated my business cards. I uploaded a picture that shows a variety of pieces in the front and a more simplified look in the back. I can't wait to get my new cards!

I will be having my next UVAs meeting this friday and I am looking forward to it. This month's swap is a piece of jewelry incorporating some type of textile. I can't wait to see their creations.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Finally! I was finally able to take better pictures of my Day of the Dead pendants. They didn't all turn out great, but a few came out o.k. I don't know if I will ever master the art of photographing my jewelry, I have tried everything short of standing on my head. Oh well. I had planned on taking pictures all day today and post in etsy, but my mom called and invited us over for a small cook-out. We ended up staying all day at moms.
Hopefully I will be able to take pictures tomorrow, or Monday since there is no school on Monday. Thank you Christopher Columbus!
Anyways, these pendants are made out of pieces of fabric in between two pieces of glass, I then gave my pieces a copper patina.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Clay beads

I'm still playing around with clay and trying to come up with some different images for my beads. I started making these for my daughter and her friends and now I can't seem to stop. They are mostly for fun but I'd like to perfect my technique. I'd like to make the transition to porcelain, but I have never worked with it. What cone do you fire porcelain? Does Stroke n' Coat work on porcelain?

I am on my way to Cloudcroft NM for an art festival where I will be selling my jewelry. Wish me luck, it has been a long time since I have sold at an art fair. I mostly rely on the shops here in town to sell my work.

Have a great weekend everyone!