On my walk through the city the other day I saw this great metal work! It reminded me of a friend's bracelet that had many cold connections and could stretch from a ring to a bracelet. It was a spectacular creation!
While walking around the city I saw this fantastic metal work! I hope it inspires me to make some new jewelry! Things have been busy here! Joe and I have been going to events, out to dinner, we even went to the WestSide Market and wow was it good! I figured it would be like the market in Philadelphia but it was even better. It's probably better because I can buy fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, and more and take them home to cook with! Joe and I bought bread, cheese, meat and made sandwiches when we got home! I'm hoping to start posting about jewelry soon. Also, right now, I need to call maintenance because something is wrong with our thermostat and it is hot hot hot in here!
I went to a Metals Guild of Maryland meeting last night at Wendy McAllister's house. It was lots of fun to see some familiar faces! Sharing jewelry stories and getting to see Wendy's great studio and artwork. The brooch above is a piece I got to see (and play with!) at Wendy's. She makes these wonderful brooches and this one moves. All the little flowers move as you wear it! It's great! I think I've finally settled into the Cleveland Apartment. I have lots of jewelry things I need to start working on, and I promise I'll start blogging more!
I'm slowly getting the apartment in Cleveland together, thank goodness! Tonight I took a break and Joe and I went to a basketball game (my first one) and it was really fun! Even cooler was that we walked from our apartment there, benefits of living in the city. My game plan is to have the apartment done by the end of the day Thursday, and oh crap that's tomorrow! (Done means, organized, clean, and Joe's car loaded to the hilt with things for goodwill. ) Trying the live more simply without the clutter! Also I worked out at the gym last night, this morning, and this evening with Joe. It was fun! Well once the apartment is to my liking, I'll start on a daily regimen of studying my jewelry books, sketching, and hopefully experimenting with making resin jewelry. I'm excited to get started. A friend of mine mentioned she missed her bench and has been away from it for 7 days. Well until we buy a house I don't have a bench (soldering and hammering our my favorites which can't be done in an apartment, not legally). I understand your pain, I'll be waiting months to a year before I have a proper studio for the first time ever! One more thing I'll be paring down the number of links I have to other blogs, I have over 100 and that is too much. I'll be evaluating the blogs and keeping ones that inspire or give good advice. I'm hoping to get it down to 25!
I took these close-ups to show you that I had the 'Happy Face Spider' on my Uhaul truck. It must have been goodluck because everything went very well. I love jewelry that is also a bug, maybe the Happy Face Spider will be good inspiration!