Working on a New Glass Jewelry Line. (6.4.18)
[November 2018 UPDATE: Currently working behind the scenes and searching for other local silversmiths to work with. There are many glass artists making silver jewelry with glued bails. I’m too hard on jewelry, myself, to use that method. In the mean time, I’m creating new glass cabs and larger water round installations.]
In late 2011, I started working with kiln glass. From the earliest days, I have often been asked when I'm going to make some glass jewelry?
There are several good reasons why I didn't for so long - including the cost to make what I think good jewelry should be. Plus, I have been focusing on bigger goals of commissions and public art.
Now, after a long wait, I'm finally working on new line of glass jewelry!! There's been a good bit of action behind the scenes on these big areas: creation of lots of water pieces to start jewelry ideas with, and working on the business plan (I was fortunate to attend a LaunchCamp Creative seminar through Launch Greensboro in May!) Lastly, I've been sketching ideas and talking to customers and potential collectors.
I have to thank one of my favorite patrons (& now friend) Jason Fararooei for getting me to look at the tiny water glass minis and droplets in whole new way! (SEE third pic down to right for his gorgeous necklace.)
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Close up "water glass mini" I gave to Wendy as reward for supporting my Dream Kiln crowd funding campaign. She had it made into a cabochon so she could wear it:)
Fast forward several years... Above is a 2018 custom necklace a patron (and, now friend, Jason Fararooei) designed with my water glass droplets into a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece for his mother! (Silver work was done by Custom Jewelry Lab in NoDa, Charlotte.)