Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm still here

Hi all. I haven't disappeared. In fact, I've been making a few new pieces, spending time with my grandkids and getting ready to teach my very first workshop.

I'm on the board of Artractions which is the cultural arts commitee for Shelby county. The members have been so encouraging and supportive of me and my jewelry making. They invited me to offer this class at Artists on Main in Shelbyville.

Am I a little nervous about it? You bet I am. I want to give my students my best and I hope I do well for them. I've kept the class small so I can get a feel for it, I'm easily overwhelmed. The date of the class is March 8. I'll be sure to let you all know how it goes.

In the mean time, here are a few new pieces that I've done. You can click on any of these to make them larger.

This one is made of copper and silver. The focal is copper with Argentium silver wire fused to it to make a bezel. Then I mixed up some two part epoxy into which I mixed some paprika for color and poured it into the bezel.
A couple of eyelets put in backwards look like little flowers.
The links of the chain are sterling silver to which were
added copper colored pearls and automotive fuses filled
with tiny little beads.

This is copper with Argentium silver fused to it.
This one is copper with Unikite
Here we have Argentium silver fused to copper. The chain is Sterling silver and copper with automotive fuses.

These earring are fold formed copper with Sterling Silver
fused to it. Then I textured them.


Sharon said...

WOW, your jewelry is beautiful and congrats on getting a teaching gig. Love your banner too.

carolyn said...

this is beautiful! automotive fuses? how very clever!!!
good luck teaching!

Molly Alexander said...

Hi Carolyn -

I can't believe it has taken me so long to comment on these pieces - I am so sorry!

I must say that your jewelry is just plain gorgeous! You are so creative in your use of unusual objects (i.e. fuses), and the finished products are truly works of art.

Thank you so much for sharing your pictures!

:-) Molly