Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Working on new things....

I know it has been quite a while since I have actually shared jewelry pictures on here. A lot of the times I just get so busy that I thought I put it up by I didn't. LOL! If that makes any sense at all.

Despite the being busy(which this household always is) there are days when one thing can just bring your whole outlook and your motivation down. I should learn by now that I shouldn't expect from certain people but then again there are times when you do want to be recognized for the hard work you have done. I just learned that when there are days that my emotions are hay wire to skip onto a different facet of art. I am also a mixed media artist and I create for me, not for anyone else, so it is very rewarding to be able to go off and just be creative without the worries of what others think. Those little breaks bring inspiration to my jewelry making and as I continue on making my pieces I am finally finding my own style and how I like things to be simple but functional.

So hear are some pictures of my new pieces...

Copper squares textured with fused glass cabachons. (Yes my fused glass work)

Sterling silver discs textured with Carnelian cabachons.

Sterling silver textured discs.

Pendants featuring Bo's glass beads.

2nd view

2nd view

Necklace I was working on:

Finished piece.

Other news:
My work has been in Woodland Gallery here in Elizabethtown, KY. It was so nice to see the picture show up on their fan page on Facebook and also to see my display during a First Friday event there.
Picture from gallery.

Pictures I took.

Pictures during a First Friday event for Dick McLaughlin
Bo and I by our jewelry display.

Bo and I with Lynn the gallery owner.

I also have some great news. Earlier this spring I was invited to send in an application and pictures to a juried art show in Louisville. Well I got a letter not too long ago(In May) saying Bo and my jewelry was accepted as one of only 100 artists that were picked! I kept it quiet first because I wanted to send in my booth fee first. I guess I felt like it wasn't real until I actually sent it in. So none the less I am very excited but scared at the same time. This show will be held at the grounds of the Louisville Collegiate school in September. I guess I am scared because even if we have done the bazaar in Alaska for 3 years this art show is big compared to the bazaar and we will be in Louisville! I will share more about this art show soon. But for now I just wanted to share the great news. :)

I hope you enjoyed my new work. I ordered more glass and dichroic from a new company today and hope to be receiving new colors of glass and new patterns of dichroic for my fused work. Here are a couple of those dichroic patterns I will be working with.

The garage has also cooled down and Bo has been back on the torch. :) So I will be sharing his new works soon.

I hope you have a great Wednesday!


Susan Stevenson said...

Congratulations on Louisville, Abby! I know you're going to have such a great time and be so successful! Your work is gorgeous!!!

Miss you!


Abi said...

Wow.. the jewelry looks so beautiful , and congrats on being one of 100 artists chosen... that is fantastic.
BTW - You always look so radiant and glamourous in photos too :O)

Abigail's Creative Journey said...

Thank you Abi and Susan. :)