Saturday, October 23, 2010

new additions...soon, so very soon!

marsha neal has an etsy shop set up in honor of her mother which serves the purpose of fundraising... is is called the my mom pattie shop - think of it as a boutique, for the work found there is made by a number of people who wish to participate in this most worthy cause... 


it has been too long since i have made special pieces for the shop... i love marsha's shards - she is a ceramic artist who creates wonderful shapes, textures and patterns covered in gorgeous glazes... 


i am always on the lookout for what i feel is a great design to set off these shards... and then i got 'wrap, stitch, fold & rivet' by mary hettmansperger... and i knew that within these pages were olympic sized spring boards for me... and so for a couple of days, i was cutting, filing, bending/shaping, texturing, enameling, patinating, sealing & finishing, etc etc etc... 


(marsha will often share pics of her mom from the 60s & 70s so i chose the 1960s setting for photoediting)


an order of sheet metal and wire is on its way - these are not quite finished... but they will be soon! i love the versatility of the designs in the book... 

possibly my favorite from the group - these earrings have marsha's shards set with torched copper and beautiful fibers from lisa jurist... 

marsha's flowers set against etched copper discs... 

patinated metal discs, marsha's ceramics, my enamel or resin... the one on the right will be wrapped in fiber... 

be watching marsha's shop - or check on my blog if any of these interest you... i hope to have them listed by monday - 

and thank you for supporting such a worthy cause... 

there will be more photos on flickr - the color here isn't optimal... 

10 comments:

SummersStudio said...

These are beautiful. I love combining metal and ceramics and you've done a wonderful job of marrying the two.

Marsha Neal Studio (Marsha's Garden Blog, Marsha Minutella) said...

Ooohhh… THESE ARE AMAZING!!! I love where your work is going… And I really love that you are helping out with the My Mom Pattie Etsy shop! The feel of the pics is cool too. Wow! Thank you!!! She loved her jewelry, and I think she would be (and is) honored to have such talented artists helping create items in her memory. And for that fact, for others that are no longer with us - or have inspired us in some sort of motherly way…

Thank You!
~Marsha

Alice said...

Beautiful! Metal and ceramics are certainly a perfect match for each other. I'm going to have to search for that book by Mary Hettmansperger.

I love that Marsha has an etsy shop just for the purpose of fundraising, and that you are helping out. Two very generous artists....

stregata said...

Magnificent, MJ! These take my breath away!

MoonRae said...

They are all just beautiful!
~Sharon~

Sharon P said...

Gorgeous, as usual!

TesoriTrovati said...

Yum. Love the photoediting too. I love how you translate the work in Mary's book, combining it with Marsha's beautiful pendants and charms to make something totally maire dodd.

Beautiful. I know where I will be shopping (for me) this holiday season!

Enjoy the day!
Erin

sharon said...

These are really great! Love the combo of textures of the metal, ceramic and fiber!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Beautiful!

MaCarroll Beads said...

I happen to own a necklace that you put together using Marsha's ceramic pendant through My Mom Pattie's Shop and I absolutely love it! These latest ones are incredibly cool!

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