I had a great time in Norman on Friday at the Oklahoma Art Therapy Association Conference. It was great to see friends and to learn about using art therapy in forensics. Here is my friend, Andi who lives in Wyoming now. She and I met years ago in art therapy classes when we both went to graduate school at OU. We immediately became fast friends. She bought several pairs of earrings from me at the art market. Thanks Andi! They look beautiful on you!
I was honored when asked to present at the 2014 Women’s Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) Women’s Regional Conference. The title of my workshop was “A Story that Needs to be Told Through Art Journaling”. The women learned fun art journaling exercises and also used images to prompt them to write a story based on personal experiences. It was a very moving and rewarding experience.
A customer facebook messaged me, stating she had bought one of my rings when my jewelry was in Ascent this summer. Unfortunately, she had accidentally thrown the ring away and asked if I could make another one. I explained every ring is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece, which I think she appreciated. So, I took some artistic license and remade the ring, close to the original – which is the heart ring on the left. Funny how it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day, so if there is more interest in the heart ring, I can make more! The next ring I made was for a friend of mine. She asked if I could set birthstones in a ring which represented herself, her husband and her son. I sketched out an idea and sent it to her, and she loves it! Thank you Tiffany! It’s so fun and rewarding to collaborate and get ideas from my friends!
I have discovered I can attach a cabachon (polished stone) onto a band I made out of sterling silver precious metal clay (PMC). I wrap it with wire to create a beautiful ring. I had several cabachons from the Gem Faire and wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with them. My friend, Caryn asked me to “do something with” a cab she had and somehow it all came together (center photo). I had a meteorite cabachon that I knew needed to go to someone special and it found it’s home with my friend Cindy (right) – which is perfect! The piece on the left is made with a gorgeous gemstone made up of sugilite, turquoise and pyrite. I’ve stumbled onto something which I find both exciting and rewarding!