Wednesday, July 14, 2010

new published work, be-dazzled bezels!

I have a new published piece. It is a necklace called "sticks and stones" and you can see it in the August/September 2010 issue of Step by Step Wire Jewelry. Two of the components of the necklace, I thought, might not be something everyone would want to bother to tackle, so I am offering these two components as a package deal on etsy. See the finished necklace in the magazine on page 18. See the components for sale on my etsy site: http://jenniferstumpf.etsy.com.

I've been enchanted and consumed with the idea of creating hand stamped bezel pendants. These are my first efforts and are also for sale on my etsy site. There may be an easier way to make these buggers but I did it the old fashioned way, entirely by hand. Hand saw the copper, rounds and tubes, cut a bale. Then solder. And perhaps re-solder. And in several cases, reposition the entire piece, add more solder and end up with too much solder evident on the finished piece. Ah well. I had fun making them, with minimal flung curse words.

Each bezel has a stamped word or sentiment that is dear to me... "home" is one of my favorites.

I found this gorgeous piece of weathered red painted board on the beach last visit home. It works fabulously well as a jewelry prop. My husband is used to me dragging large and unusual props home, usually dropping sand, dead bugs and other unmentionables with them.

Lovely texture and patina. I love copper. It's so wonderfully earthy. We are moved again to a nice modern small apartment, and even in the midst of the rubble, I feel fabulously back in the game again. :)

5 comments:

karen gerstenberger said...

Congratulations on your new work and publication! I love the blooming creativity in your words. May your new home be blessed with peace, happiness and inspiration.

Karen said...

I am always touched by the beauty of what you create, and the background music always inspires my tired little heart. Blessings on you in your new home and on all the beauty you bring to the world. You have a gift.

Christine Damm said...

I'd say you are for sure "back in the game" -- great work! And home is where the heart is so wherever you are, doing what you love, that's home! Can't wait to see the mag!

Cindy said...

Congratulations! Just got my copy and can't wait to see your project. I agree with you, copper is so great to work with!
Cindy

TesoriTrovati said...

I am excited to see where this road leads you, Jennifer. I love these. Exactly my vibe. Enjoy the day!
Erin