Our quest to find out what’s happening in YOUR studio continues! Last month we presented you all with another “What are You Working on Now?” contest, in which we invited readers to submit a picture or two and a short description of what’s on their workbench right now. Well, we’ve given this month’s winner a $10 credit, and April’s contest has officially begun –show us your stuff for a chance to win!
In 2006, Lauren Tobey opened Meltdown Studio here in Albuquerque, NM. Meltdown is a jewelry school/studio that not only offers jewelry classes, but provides an open studio and workspace for other artists to use. In today’s post, Spencer interviews Lauren about Meltdown Studio and about the mesmerizing and fantastic cuff bracelets she recently made using Swanstrom Disc Cutters.
Rio is a huge supporter of education in the jewelry industry and we’re overjoyed to announce the opening of Jewelry Studies International (JSI) in Austin, TX, by long-time friends of Rio, Ronda Coryell and Vasken Tanielian. JSI is focused on state of the art jewelry classes, certifications in 3Design CAD/CAM jewelry design and Jewelry Arts featuring Argentium® Sterling Silver. Check out our latest post on The Studio to learn more!
The unique properties of Argentium® silver distinguish it from traditional sterling silver, but despite all the advantages that it offers, many jewelers are hesitant to give it a try. In today’s post, Cynthia Eid –an Argentium® silver master, shares encouragement, tips, and examples of what’s possible with this innovative alloy.
A fantastic holiday gift for the metalsmith in your life, Alan Revere’s Professional Jewelry Making, provides comprehensive training in professional goldsmithing and does it step by step. Plus, the photos are a feast for the eyes. Check it out!
Littlefly, by London artist Jeremy May is a collection of “literary jewels.” May creates his one-of-a-kind treasures by precisely cutting from the interiors of old books and then sculpting layered pages through a process of compression and lacquering. . .
Juan Lopez, first place winner in the precious metals category of the 2011 Spanish Market, creates beautifully intricate silver filigree. . .
It’s a blast poking around artists’ websites to check out what other people are creating. That’s how I first discovered Lorena Angulo’s amazing designs. . .
A conversation with young jewelry designer Haley Holeman, a 2008 Saul Bell Design Award Emerging Artist winner. Haley mixes media in many of her vibrant jewelry designs, everything from Argentium® Silver with glass…
Recently on The Studio, I chatted with Eleanore Macnish about her inspiration, evolution as an artist, and approach to glasswork and silversmithing. Today, Eleanore gives us a tour of her colorful studio and shares some stories about the growth and evolution of her business. . .
One of strengths of the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair is its variety. Mary Sharp Davis’ work is an example: she was awarded Best Semi-Precious Jewelry but her booth featured more than just jewelry. . .
Marcia Weaver of Walnut Creek, CA was one of two Ganoksin raffle winners this year and I recently contacted her to find out a little about Marcia–Ganoksin supporter and lucky winner!