SCAD Precious Metal Clay Workshop

I had a great weekend teaching Precious Metal Clay for SCAD. We weathered the storm that swept through Savannah, safe and sound in the sturdiness of Wallin Hall. Outside sirens blared and rain poured down,  but we were able to keep our creativity flowing. No one even began to make little tornadoes and flying houses out of PMC!

My group entertained me non-stop with their stories and discussions. C’mon guys, it’s supposed to be the other way around! But who really cares with such an amazing group of people!

More fun to come at SCAD. I will be teaching traditional metalsmithing techniques in “Hot Connections” and “Fabricated Rings”. Check out their schedule at http://www.scad.edu/programs/continuing-ed-summer/ce/courses.cfm.

95 Pieces of Jewelry to Make

Coke Bottle Blues

Today is a beautiful 81 degrees as we close out February. All I can think about is Summer and beach and taking a road trip. I love the early mornings best. On the road. Staggering into a local coffee shop. Sleepy eyed and dreamlike. Inside, the alert activity is in stark contrast to my state of being. The aroma giving me a great big hug. A sip and I begin to come to. The sun waking up with me as I drive along. Pull over. Hit the beach. It doesn’t matter where I am, really. Just beach. Just sand between my toes. Breezes and salt. Summer. Summer come soon!

Peanut Butter Cookies Distract Me

Mom’s Peanut Butter Cookies

BLEND TOGETHER
2/3 C Butter (softened)
1/2 C Creamy Peanut Butter (use natural if you can)
NOW ADD
1 C Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla
BLEND
NOW ADD
1 1/2 Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
BLEND
SPOON OUT, DROP AND SMUSH WITH FORK ON BAKING SHEET

BAKE @ 375 for 10-15 minutes
HIDE HALF OR YOU WILL EAT THEM ALL!!!!!

98 Pieces of Jewelry to Make

Circle Wedding Set

It’s day 2 of my 100 days of jewelry so I made this super simple, super wearable and best of all super affordable wedding set. It’s silver with little circles of gold and a soothing white topaz.

99 Pieces of Jewelry to Make

Palm Tree Shadow Earrings

I’ve been playing with the way an objects shadow is its’ natural abstraction. The shapes and soft edges are very appealing and elegant. This shot is of a pair of earrings I made using rolled copper and silver wire. They are so large but so light! The rolled copper catches and reflects the light in a way that reminds me of a flickering candle.