Rainy, cool June days make for big spurts of creativity and productivity.
I have made these three fantastic (if I do say so myself) mixed media bracelets that incorporate just about all the techniques I've been learning over the last several years: texturing, oxidizing, coloring, enameling, riveting and etching,
They all have taken hours to make, about 3 days each as I've cut and filed the metal, picked out just the right components from my many goody boxes, altered them, made TINY rivets (can you find the 17-jewel-watch piece?) and even made and added patina to the connecting jump rings and forged them closed.
Each piece, one-of-a-kind, is $350. I figure less than minimum wage.
and Mixed Geometry (with a tiny turtle attached).
They can all be adjusted to size with the addition or subtraction of jump rings.
BTW, my show at Gallery One Eleven in Wiscasset, Maine was a blast. As you can see, the Gallery is just beautiful with its warm wood beams and interior filled with antiques and art including silk scarves, baskets and lovely fabric wall art.
Shown in this photo are Mainers Zoë Bigley and Katharine Martin-Savage, who selected one of my copper and turquoise etched watches and enameled earrings for unique gifts.
Both Gallery One Eleven and The Artisans in McLean, Va. will have a selection of my work this summer. Each will have one of the mixed media bracelets above, unless they get sold on-line first!