Sunday, March 15, 2009

copper jewelry class


copper jewelry class
Originally uploaded by kathipecor

I took a class at Nottingham Beads in Delafield to learn cold joins for metal jewelry. These are the results

copper and fiber earrings


copper and fiber earrings
Originally uploaded by kathipecor

this picture was the best I could get-the glare was awful--but I love how the earrings turned out--they are hammered copper and a wire wrapped with my handspun fiber attatched to them.

book class 3/14/09


book class 3/14/09
Originally uploaded by kathipecor

I took a book class at Artist and Display taught by Petra Press. This is the front cover. The class was great and Petra is a wonderful teacher. I hope to make more of these. This one has a music theme and I hope to try my hand a calligraphy to write in it the words to a song I wrote many years ago.

book class 3/14/09


book class 3/14/09
Originally uploaded by kathipecor

this is the front side of the book

book class 3/14/09


book class 3/14/09
Originally uploaded by kathipecor

this is the back side of the book

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Just posted a few pictures of some of my past work and things I've been working on lately. Hope whoever sees them likes them. I've been obsessed with hammering lately-mostly I've used copper wire and a little copper sheeting. I'm taking a class this Thursday night to make hammered copper earrings and a necklace. I'll be learning to do cold joining-I'm really looking forward to it. I swing back and forth between doing jewelry and spinning at my spinning wheel. Talk about two totally different artistic mediums. But, I figured out a way to "marry" them by wrapping fiber around the wire. Its a lot of fun. I try to keep finding new ways to work with my favorite "stuff". I hope some day to feel confident enough to sell some items in my own etsy store--I'm working up to it. It's not the stuff I make I worry about-its the working with the computer-its always a challenge-but I'll get there eventually.

memory


memory
Originally uploaded by kathipecor

This is one of the first soldered pieces I did. The picture is my maternal grandmother-Cora Rugg. I just love this picture of her.

wish pendant


wish pendant
Originally uploaded by kathipecor

this necklace combines a little of everything-a soldered pendant with a "wish" inside-hammered wire-and a fiber wrapped bead. One of my favorites.

heart pendant


heart pendant
Originally uploaded by kathipecor

I hammered a fun heart shape and wrapped one side with fiber. The picture doesn't do it justice-I love it and hope to do more.

wire & fiber pins


wire & fiber pins
Originally uploaded by kathipecor

its hard to see the handspun fibers wrapped on these-and then wrapped again with wire and beads, They are rather large-more for pinning a shawl or a scarf.

hammered wire pendants


hammered wire pendants
Originally uploaded by kathipecor

these are my latest passion-hammering wire and making lots of noise-getting all my frustrations out-I love it!

soldered pendants


soldered pendants
Originally uploaded by kathipecor

these are just a few of my soldered pendants.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ahh..technology!

I'm very far from being techno-savy, but I'm feeling pretty good about getting a picture up for the header of this blog. It took some time and lots of head scratching, but there it is. I grabbed bits and pieces from my stash and the cutest little pair of shoes I found at a thrift store. I cut out the title from a printout of a font I liked. Then I took about 50 pictures. Different angles, different settings, moving the stuff around. It really was a lot of fun, and I surprised myself at how good most of the pictures turned out. I went through and trashed the not so great ones and kept a few. I hope to use them to make some business cards. So, now that that is done, I need to take some more baby steps to tackle more cool stuff. I feel like I could use a tutor to help me get through some of the tough stuff, but I still try, and learn by my mistakes. I learn a lot!