Wednesday, April 06, 2011
What's In A Name...
I've had this particular project on my list for years. The fact that I make an extremely limited number of finished pieces for sale did nothing to encourage or facilitate the project to advance. I finally did it though! I created some bronze name tags for my own original pieces of jewelry. They bare my initials and my name – a signature for my wearable works of art. I'm quite pleased with them and I imagine that I'll make a batch in copper and perhaps in silver or fine pewter as well.
One might ask, after all these years... why now?
Within the next couple of months, I intend on creating a body of finished jewelry available for purchase. For many years, I was too busy creating work for books and magazines to have time enough to create my own line. I was disappointed by this and made the plan to eventually carve out enough time to make this a reality. The pieces that were sold during these years were generally private commissions or pieces from magazines that people had to have. The only problem with this, is that it was not very accessible. With the new line, I'd like to make affordable pieces of jewelry that still have a commitment to quality and artisan made components (including many of my own design and creation) that are wearable and hopefully will be cherished for many, many, many years as future heirlooms.