Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Glass and Sterling Silver Cuffs

The glass is starting to take shape and these are looking better than anticipated! I am blown away by the unlimited possibilities of using glass and silver together in this manner.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New Orchids!

Dendrobium, Cattleya & a Ladyslipper

These cute little nickle size pieces will be my next small collection of orchid rings,
pendants, pins, earrings, maybe even a small orchid cuff.

My favorite is the dendrobium (center), this is going to make the ultimate orchid ring.

New Ultra Cool Stingray Ring!

This ring is in the process of being cast but I just wanted to give you a hint of
what's coming.  When I slipped the wax piece on my finger, it looked
as if the stingray was swimming across my hand plus I did
something really cool, yet functional with the tail...that you'll
have to wait for.

Be Back Soon!

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Curved Cuff Added to my Fusion Colection

The Starfish texture is the base
to my New Fusion Cuff.
The 1" Wide Cuff
featuring the Fan Coral
fused into the starfish design.
You can see where the base of the fan
coral starts wrapping itself around
the cuff.

...just a few other Fusion pieces available.
Fusion Post

Starfish Cuff
Starfish Ring
Starfish Pendant

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fan Coral Cuff

Fan Coral Cuff

Just Completed sculpting this one...why is it that the simple ones take the longest? I knew I needed to do this cuff for a whole year, but I kept putting it off...sometimes I'm just not too bright.
This 1 3/4" wide cuff will be all Sterling Silver with a high polished starfish which could go Silver or 14k Gold plated.

I also tapered this cuff...the exact way your arm is tapered, made sense to me.

April is National Pecan Month!

"Little Pecan Box"

I picked up this cute little box while at Andre Christine's Gallery in Mooresville, NC
The artist who made the little Pecan Box is Dana Gingras.
Dana has beautiful hand carved boxes. Each box has so much thought carved into each one, it's as though while looking at the wood in it's natural state he can see the box within the wood and then he skillfully removes the box by carving it out.
I've added his impressive Bio below, but one sentence described his work beautifully... "His goal is to create something new and visually stimulating, yet still retain the natural dignity of material."

About this little box...
...Now, although I could have chosen one of his bigger boxes, like the one with the actual knot hole in the lid, or the box with the curvy wood grain that ran through the lid into the box which was so cool...but just in case I couldn't continue his art...I choose one of Dana's simpler pecan boxes which had beautiful flowing wood grain lines. I wanted to take this little box and continue the story by adding flowing pecan leaves.
My Leaf Choice
Pecan Box...Pecan Leaf. 
I'm a realist so my brain won't go in another direction and thanks to Michael McPeak, an awesome photographer on Flicker, I don't have to hunt down a pecan tree.

Not completed yet but I will be excited to show Dana our Pecan Box. I'm in the process of casting Silver so more than likely it will go silver with an antique finish.

Dana's Bio
Dana Gingras grew up surrounded by nature at the foothills of the Berkshires in Northwest Connecticut. After traveling extensively throughout Europe and the states he received his degree from The University of Connecticut. Continuing his education he spent the next four years apprenticing with noted glass and steel sculptor Larry Livolsi. Ever since he has maintained a studio focusing on large-scale work and custom interior pieces. His primary mediums are glass, metal, and wood. His work comes from the process of understanding these materials, their intrinsic properties, and inherent beauty. He currently resides in Mooresville, NC
“My goal is to create something new and visually stimulating, yet still retain the natural dignity of material”.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Wine, Women, & Music" Gallery Opening

Have a glass of wine with me tomorrow night and lets enjoy this wonderful evening!

Andre Christine Gallery Art Opening: Saturday February 11, 6-9pm

"Wine, Women, & Music"

Show opens with forty eight paintings and a reception to meet the artists.

Wine tasting with World Premier wines, and live music by
"The Greenhouse Jazz ensemble" Introducing glass blower David Goldhagen's incredible glass sculptures, and new to the sculpture garden is Robert Winkler "Winding Out" this large Cedar sculpture is very clever and uniquely done.
The gallery has seven new painters showing in this show, as well as Jewelry Designer Dawn Vertrees introducing a new collection of pieces exclusive to the gallery. Come join us for an evening of art, and music at 148 Ervin Road, Mooresville, N.C. 28117 Gallery hours are Tues- Sat. 10-5 visit our website: www.AndreChristineGallery.com