Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Today mom and I spent the entire afternoon working together in the studio. We came up with a great way to display our jewelry for Last Thursdays in Alberta by recycling old drawers and making necklace racks. Yesterday we took a trip to the 'Rebuilding Center' on Mississippi (http://rebuildingcenter.org/) where we found old drawers for $2 each. I spent today painting the drawer to contrast our jewelry and hammering nails into the wood. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I think it will make our jewelry stand out while also making room for more items on our table.
*Also note the hilarious dinosaur earrings I made from some plastic figurines at 'Kids at Heart' on Hawthorne Blvd.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Check out our etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jreyesha?ref=pr_shop
Mom also worked on some new jewelry that I've already started listing on etsy. She's sticking pretty strong to the new jewelry style we're trying to develop and I'm in love with all of her new pieces! They look great. I'm focusing on my recycled jewelry still, except trying to work with a more charm/kitsch appeal. It's fun experimenting with jewelry, especially since asymmetrical isn't considered outlandish anymore! :)
Monday, August 8, 2011
I haven't been working in the studio as much as I should, but I've been working on the site sporadically. Today, I officially removed the 'Website Under Construction' heading from the site home page. That alone feels like an accomplishment! I think the site is as finished as my basic html skills will allow, but I'm going to extend the store into an etsy store as well, which will be my next big project.
*Also, please note this fantastically bizarre picture of a sleeping girl with a third eye! It amuses me, so I'm sharing it. :)
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Anyway, I'm definitely inspired to make jewelry with dolls and the like now. I've made barbie doll earrings before out of shoes and arms, but never thought about focusing on hands.
I found this great etsy seller: Lana Pineapple who made this wonderful necklace out of clay hands. I think it's fimo polymer clay, but seriously - too cool.
Once again, I'm slacking on keeping up with this blog. I've been pleasantly busy enjoying summer, so I really have no excuse! Anyway, I won't meander on my blog absence. Mom and I have been working in the studio less than we were a few weeks ago, but the goal of getting back into art shows and working on the website hasn't ended.