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Edina Art Fair

   Me in my booth

Me in my booth

 The Edina Art Fair was great! Despite it having rained all day Saturday with record cold temps (my tent leaked), Friday and Sunday were fab. 

The good weather days were packed with arty types – 1000’s of people came to the fair. It’s so much fun to talk to people who are genuinely interested in your work and are looking for art rather than the same-old-same-old.

tEdina Art Fair 2009 - Lund's carpark

Edina Art Fair 2009- Lund's parking lot

My booth neighbors - Rebekah Scott Designs

My booth neighbors - Rebekah Scott Designs

Fun booth neighbors make a huge difference to your enjoyment levels throughout the day. We had a team of 4-6 booths that looked after each other – a cozy art fair mini family. Here are my direct neighbors – check out the link to RSD’s shop as her work is so much fun and excellent value.

 

 

June 9, 2009   No Comments

More to the gallery – rings, glorious rings.

All of these rings are hand fabricated from mixed metals, stones and faceted gems. Most are available for sale by either contacting me directly or checking out my ETSY store. Enjoy!

May 30, 2009   No Comments

What a duffer I am!

Yes, it’s true!

I accidentally applied for two shows on the same weekend and just found out today that I was accepted to both. Nuts.

So, people! Be careful with your dates.

In any case, I will be at the Edina Art Fair for any of you who’ll be in Minneapolis at that time. It’s a large, very fun fair – well worth coming to.

Check it out – www.edinaartfair.com

May 30, 2009   No Comments

The workshop is born

OK – so I’ve finally bought enough tools to build my own rudimentary workshop/jeweler’s bench. It’s kind of basic and a bit wobbly but it’s also a work in progress right? Thankyou’s to the local Goodwill :-) .

Pretty lights...

Pretty lights...

FrankenBench

FrankenBench

The deck lights around the notice board are for me – something cheerful and colorful. Yep, it’s a chick space, but absolutely NO pink tools allowed!

So now I have to get my butt out there working as I have 5 shows upcoming in June and July.

I’ve tried hammering on the chipboard soldering table but it’s not very sturdy so I’m going to rig together a thick, heavy wooden hammering block/bench of some kind. There’s a lot of extra wood here in this garage so I may have enough to do the job without buying more supplies. Always a bonus!

Anybody out there with a spare rolling mill???

Hand Operated Rolling Mill

May 26, 2009   No Comments

Necklaces anyone?

 

Cat like face with Goldstone dangle

Cat like face with Goldstone dangle

 

"Clear mind, open heart"

"Clear mind, open heart"

Necklaces – all hand fabricated from sterling silver, copper, brass and/or gold with stones and faceted gems. Yum!

May 25, 2009   No Comments

Fabricated bracelets

 

Blue Lace Agate cuff bracelet

Blue Lace Agate cuff bracelet

 

Brick wall cuff bracelet

Brick wall cuff bracelet

Two of my cuff bracelets. As you can tell, I love to create texture :-) .

May 22, 2009   No Comments

Some new jewelry

A few new pieces

 

Turquoise heart

Turquoise heart

Turquoise heart

Turquoise heart - back (duh)

This heart is sterling silver and turquoise with little spirals and copper accents around the rim of the base. I love to add some dimension by raising up the spirals to the same level of the cabochon. It gives the whole piece a much more substantial look.


Creamy Ocean Jasper pendant

Ocean Jasper necklace

back view

back view

The Ocean Jasper on this pendant is a lovely creamy color with sagey green lichen like spots. It’s very earthy and peaceful.

The metal base is fused copper and sterling silver that’s been textured and shaped into a sideways figure 8. Next photo will show this…

Sun with 18K gold

Sun with 18K gold

This is my latest version of the Sun signature piece. It uses a technique called Keum Boo where the gold is fused to the surface of the silver. I’ve oxidized the whole thing to further bring out the textures.

The rays are a mix of sterling silver and copper and the rim around the sun center is brass.

Let me know what you think! 

May 13, 2009   No Comments

Hello world

 

The inspiration for my business name

The inspiration for my business name

Welcome to the world of Sterling Sun Jewelry. On this site you can see my work, read about my developing life in the jewelry biz, interact and keep track of all the stuff I think could be of interest.

It’s my goal to be something of a diary for the emerging art business person. Very PC. In any case, I was literally thrown into this by a change in circumstances and hope that some of my experiences can be of use to others.

I’ll be including my entire jewelry gallery in the next few days so check back soon.

later.

February 10, 2009   No Comments