Hello! Today I got a message from a friend telling me I'm in her treasury! Nice way to start the day!
Oh, and I got my first Artfire sale yesterday! Yay!
I love these earrings and I'm happy they found an owner who would appreciate them as much as I do.
I started going to my Jewelry Design classes yestersay. The teacher is good, she's young but passionate about jewelry. We did History of Jewelry, very interesting and it opens your mind to new designs and techniques. So far, I like very much Art Nouveau, it's very organic and it has this movement that flows all over the piece.
I had the chance to go to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris a couple of years ago. I visited the jewelry section of course. It was overwelming to see these works of art and trying to figure out how they did it. There are techniques that can not be duplicated today! I was amazed to see with my own eyes the jewelry you see on films or in tv documentaries or pictures. I still regret not having bought a book about Art Nouveau jewelry. Well, that would be an excuse to come back to France!
I am so glad to taking classes again, I love to learn and I missed my school.
Oh, I dont know what's wrong with my camera, some settings must have been changed by mistake and I can't post new pictures, I think it's the pixels but I don't know how to fix it. I feel very frustrated, it's like having a handicap.
That's all for now, I hope you have a good week!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Yes, I do need help. I have been trying to add the etsy mini thing to this blog but I don't know why I can't. I am pretty sure I followed the instructions (copy-paste the code) but nothing happens....
I really have no idea what could be wrong. If someone does, please let me know!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
After a long time I am posting again. Next Tuesday I will start a jewelry design class. I am curious about it because as I mentioned before I barely design, I just play with what I have on my bench.
I have been buying stones from Superior Agates and Magpie Gemstones. Many of them are.....labradorites! I have aquamarine, rhodonite, labs and a brown cabochon, plus some agates. I want to make a sculpture with one of the labradorites but I have the sketches in my mind! I've been feeling a bit lazy to put them into paper. The other cabochons will become rings or pendants.
From Magpie I've got iolites (love the color, it's kinda between purple and blue), marquise labradorite briolettes, free form labs, green amethysts and......4 sea urchin spikes (I don't know how they are called in english) which measure around 6 and 8 cm. They called my attention since I have never seen one and I find them interesting for a jewelry project.
That is all for now. I will go back to classes next week after a long time....I feel a bit nervous, as if it was my first day of school!
Wishing you a nice weekend and a good month,