Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
I have only had about 4 hours to spend on this little guy...but after sculpting the large 18" x 18" bronze version, this guy is a breeze. Right now he's in the build up stage, my "fatty stage" and then once that stage is completed, he will start getting the detail that I love doing. He needs to have that intimidating look...right now he has the Nemo look.
He will be 3-D and right now, he's about 1 1/4" long...perfect pendant size.
James, my mold maker is going to shoot me when he gets this...I know I have probably added a few years to his life by making molds for my Fan Coral Jewelry.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
OHHHHH Look what I found! An 8mm Natural Color Emerald Green Tahitian Pearl NO DYES! The photograph came out a bit teal but trust me on this...it's emerald green.
I plan on adding it to the new Ocean Reef Flip Ring, so it's just sitting on top of the ring for right now to show how it will look. I think I'm going to add a white pearl to my Flip Ring...OH YEAH, one is going to have my name on it
You can find this ring on my Etsy Site.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
If anyone out there knows of someone who wants to invest in my Bronze Lionfish Sculpture...if so, please e-mail using the Request Form to the right. I'm looking for about $10,000.00 (quoted from foundry) to cast, make a master, mold, polish & patina plus the investor would also get one of the bronze sculptures. I did have one lady in Virginia who wanted to purchase the wax but there is a year of work in this guy and I just couldn't let it go.
Hey, just thought I would throw it out there. He's about 1 month of work before he's completed.
Thanks for your help!
Retail Cost: $19,000
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Finishing up the Orchid Cuff today, I'm a bit delayed by a day. I burned myself on Friday...picked up a 450 degree pan out of the oven, "with" an oven mitt but obviously my so loved red oven mitt had seen better days. I might as well picked it up with a paper towel.
Anyway...I'm starting on a new project with a beautiful natural color 12mm Tahitian Pearl today. Kathy has commissioned me to make her a Starfish ring based on my original design shown above...it will be fun recreating this ring, more later...
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Fiddled with the design a bit, took the orchid off and now I'm re-sculpting it to look like a angraecoid orchid based on the photos Sarah has sent me. It has to be perfect and that's tough because I'm taking a very three dimensional flower and having to flatten it out yet have all the characteristics. I did make a little change in the design but that's why I quickly made the orchid and wanted to see it on the cuff. Great thing about wax...it allows you to melt, scrape, & cut until it's exactly like you want it.
Well so far, this was what I saw in my head...now I have to add the leaves, more buds plus add several smaller orchids to the right and left side of the center flower.
I have a lot more work to do...only about 20% completed so I'll keep you posted on the progress.
Well its time to start sculpting on Sarah's Cuff. I spent yesterday feeding my mind on orchid pictures,
looking at stems, buds and flowers...
...so now its time to make the base of the cuff which I've decided to make based on the curly stems. I know those have a different name but "stem" is working for me at the moment. Once I make a base, I can start sculpting the orchid components...one petal at a time.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Awesome news today, Etsy purchased Tumblr to create a Wholesale Marketplace for small businesses like mine to be seen by wholesale buyers. I put my application in and I was accepted!
Etsy is still in the Beta mode, gathering up artisan who want to go wholesale and fit their profile, so it will be exciting to see the unveiling of this new Wholesale Website from Etsy! I will keep you updated on the new site!