Wednesday, December 5, 2018
We won't be doing another fair to sell our jewelry until towards the end of May, almost 6 months from now. The longest stretch of time without doing a craft show in many, many years. I will be posting regular pictures of jewels that are for sale and new work as it is finished. Please return and check it out and contact us if anything interests you.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
We have decided to try a little selling closer to home, in Caspar, where we used to live, at the community center there. Information on the flyer above. Caspar is located along Highway One halfway between Mendocino and Ft.Bragg.
Jima will also have a great selection of books and CD's for sale. For 10 years he did book sales in conjunction with the monthly breakfast 7 or 8 times a year. For many years he has harvested large numbers of high quality books as we have traveled to art fairs all over the west. Harvesting from thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales along our route.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Here are some more new jewels that I finished and took pictures of just before leaving for the show.
Thanks to all of our loyal Sacramento area customers for making it a great day at the fair.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
We are looking forward to connecting with a lot of old friends and customers at the Los Altos show as well as other artists, some of whom we've done shows with for many years. We've done fairs in the area since 1971.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
I'm enclosing a collage of the few things that we have finished in our studio, mostly simple and familiar designs. I have an odd way of working sometimes, especially at the beginning of the year as I get started. I tend to start a lot of designs before I really get into finishing them so I probably have 40 plus pieces started right now from this year that are in various stages of completion. I'll get one started and then I'll have another idea that I want to get into some sort of form before the idea gets lost and I'll start it and work on it some and then another idea and another and another and another and another.
You get the gist. Some of the most interesting designs are still in process. Another odd aspect of the way I work is that some of these ideas won't get finished now, I'm not sure what to do to finish them. They'll go into a little cigar box of which I have dozens around the studio full of partially finished pieces, hundreds of pieces, some of them decades old. Periodically I go through a box and find a piece that rings a bell and I'll bring it out and finish it. Sometimes two pieces will actually join together to make the finished one. There was once a time when it bothered me and I felt some kind of guilt about not finishing pieces but finally realized that it is just the way that I work and it's OK. Some will turn into interesting jewels and some will never be finished. That's OK too.