Monday, May 16, 2011
Umm Yeah I am still alive and kicking, just taking a little private time. Get prepared info coming your way a couple of tutorials I have been working on. They will be on embossing and how to make my version of the prong setting of Joanna Golbergs great new series of rings. I admit I am one of those people who is intimated by the prong setting, but I love this new style using the cabochons. With this new method of Joanna's you can use less silver which in todays silver market great, and add a new twist to style which is always great. I had no info on this method just really examined her jewelry on her website and made up my own version I personally don't think it's cool to copy anothers jewelry, I want my own style my own look, but I do admire her greatly she is a fantastic artist so hopefully she want mind if I do my own version of this type of style, now do keep a watch out for her style in a jewelry mag that is coming out can't remember which one but I did see an advertisement for it gosh I would love to attend one of her workshops, wouldn't you? I have seen her jewelry in person and i have got all her books , almost met her in Atlanta at a gallery a couple of years ago but I had just missed her she was doing an opening there. One day when all gets right in my little world of finance I am off to lots of workshops everywhere I can go .
Sunday, May 1, 2011
The top couple of phots show you the making of the trellis , and yes I will advise you to use a table top it will save some on the back but not much. As you can see I tied the trellis first on the sides on each row and then the middle before moving on to the sides.
In these photos you can the trellis in use with my lovely cherry tomato plants as well as some of the patio. The handsome garden assistant is my sweetie Frank , I truly love my little patio with its garden, it's very peaceful for morning coffee, and just relaxing after a long day, all it needs now is a little fountain hello mother's day everyone.