Sunday, October 21, 2012

Harvest Skech Day and stuff

Had another wonderful October sketch with the Vally Sketchers at Summerset Farms in Santa Ynez. I really enjoyed every doodle that day. Here are some highlights.

Loved the flowers! If I had an ounce of outdoor space/property, I would have bought them all up! Every year Summerset looks more and more beautiful. Always a delight. Here are most of the sketches I did. Wish I had more time for color.

I hope baby has fun when she goes there for her school field trip.

Here is a local gray fox from Zoo to You at the Wilding Museum. I really enjoyed it, but baby was a bit distracted. "roooooaaarrrrr!!"
 I did get to the studio today. It worked out pretty well. I got most of my pieces right where I wanted them. I am just nervous about having them done on time and that I spent all (what very little I had) my free time on these and had nothing left for any of my other projects. I am trying hard to work past this. I always think this, but maybe next year I will find the time to get all my ideas made.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

So Little Time Left

 I've had a lot of requests for this stone, so here it is! The Blue glow is very nice.
 Here are the bezels all soldered down and getting a double check on their fit. I love to see the process, but I am sure these look very rough and nothing like silver at this stage.Some bezels are too tall and need to be shaved down, two or 3 need some extra embellishments soldered on, and they all need a bit of shaping. I think they will be looking pretty close by the 21st (the next chance I get in the studio) I have a lot of finishing touches and chain to work on.
 I think these two are my favorite, so fiery and pretty. I hope they will find a happy home.
 I cut out the back tight so this moonstone can really shine.
I really like these tension bracelets. I like the touch of color to the wrist, the snug fit and how it will not flop to the bottom. I had hoped to have 5 new ones, but so far it looks like 3.
The rings are coming along too. I think all of these will get a small stone setting. Again, I am left with a lot of homework to prepare for my next studio visit. Time is flying by and I am sad that I have not started the birds and tag ornaments yet. Still so much to do and no time to do it.