Friday, February 26, 2010

Ravings Of A Lunatic Jewelry Artist.... ME!!!

cover of Soul Asylum's CD: Let the Dim Light Shine
Lunacy/lunatic - a reckless impetuous irresponsible person in other words ME. Have you ever had one of those moments when the words come flying out of your mouth before you realize you are the one talking???? Of course you have we all have. Well I did a really good job this time.  Martha my friend who runs the Mexican NGO CONREHABIT, (think parrot release last month) is really struggling to bring the birdseed home. So we have been doing a bit of brainstorming ways to increase the intake side to be at least equal to the take out!! She had asked me awhile ago if I would make some pieces that we (conrehabit) could sell in the city artist's First Friday Art Walk, if we were accepted. "Oh sure, no problem, it'll be fun, give me something to do" I say as I think no worries we have a snowball's chance in h... of being accepted!! Well Miss Martha had a meeting with the selection committee the other day (damn if she didn't wear her bird necklace I made for her BDay), and we received a much coveted invitation to be part of the Art Walk. Now Martha not being one to let the grass grow under her feet, when asked if we wanted to start in April says "what's wrong with March, we'll start then" Haaaaaaaa Haaaaaaa Haaaaaa What's wrong with March it's only days, count them days away!!!!! And who is this we person??? That would be Me person by the way!!!!

Well never being one to turn down a challenge "WE" will be part of the March Art Walk god help us and the creek don't rise!! :) I have now turned into the mad jewelry maker, you know the one she's a few beads short of a full string!!??

I have a couple of pairs of earrings done 2 necklaces almost done and one finished. I'm hoping we will have a few pieces to get people interested and knock them dead next month. Well that's the plan for now.....

The earrings are simple Canadian jade and crosses hanging on wires I squiggled, the other pair is wire wrapped smoke topaz.

I'm really pleased with the finished necklace, in fact if it doesn't sell I think I'll just be putting it in my little stable. A while back I won a Saturday giveaway on the Art Bead Scene Blog. It was one  of Lynn Davis' pewter and resin beads. I really love her pieces they are always the most incredible and imaginative creations and so fun to work with. This was the one piece I gave to Martha to show as a representation of "our" work. Well I guess as it turns out it was one of two pieces (read she just happen to be wearing the other piece)

I placed the clasp in front and used a piece of from a Mexican show saddle (horse that is) I think the patina on the old Mexican silver is a perfect match to the patina on Lynn's piece.

I used tiny amber beads and garnet nuggets which as we all know are two of my all time favorite stones

Well kids I'd love to sit here sip a lovely cup of tea and visit but this
little lunatic has many a mile of beads to string and wire to bend. EEE GADS think of all the rust I've got to make!! I'm off with not a minute to spare, but not before reminding you that today is a perfect day to make art, no matter where in the world
you are  p;


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

you rock, girl!
the earrings are lovely - but, oh!, that necklace is knock-your-socks-off fab! just gorgeous.
good luck getting lots of stuff for your sale...I go through the same thing every November for Open Studios Weekend. I know the panic and the dedication to get it all done!

hope you sell everything and get a ton of new fans!

SummersStudio said...

Fabulous! This is such a great idea. Sending email.

stregata said...

Hey Pattie - looks like those lazy, hazy, crazy days of whenever are over. I can hear you mumbling in your sleep: "gotta make jewelry, gotta make jewelry"!
But this sounds like a wonderful opportunity, both for you and Martha.

Cindy said...

HI Pattie
Congrats on getting in to the Art Walk..and going for it in March. You can do it! The challenge is part of the fun...and I'm sure you'll be making more gorgeous jewelry lickety split.

Les Cotrions said...

Congratulations Pattie! That fair seems to be very nice! I'm sure you'll sell a lot of your beautiful jewels! I'm very lunatic too!
Happy week end and good work!

Tracy M. said...

Gorgeous pieces!!! Can't wait to see what else you come up with.
Take Care,
Tracy M.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Hey dearie, are you going to be selling to Mexicans or tourists? Or do you plan to offer something to both, the better to earn money for birdseed...When I have had to have a lot of earrings ready, I make them assembly-line style and draw from my big stashes of similar beads...goes fast that way.

LuLu Kellogg said...

This is so exciting!!! Congrats BS...I know you will be brilliant :)


Beatnheart said...

completely relate!!! Sometimes a deadline moves things along faster..You'll get done what you get done...Next time...hmmm let me get back to you about you time to think..

pam q said...

Well, I don't think you will have to wait until next month to knock their socks off!

With those pieces, you will totally blow their socks clear into the next county this month!

{are there counties down there?!?}

Awesome job!!!

Elsa och Helena said...

I think you'll make great success, your jewelry is lovely.
And regarding your post about being like a lunatic I must say that I definetly recognize myself in that statement. My mouth wont stop moving:)

Deryn Mentock said...

I adore this's even more gorgeous in person!

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