Thursday, December 9, 2010

Who is that woman?


Hi, I'm LeAnn. I'm not strictly brand new to LMAJ. I've been operating a little behind the scenes with the Call to Create Flickr site and other odd jobs. I'm primarily a maker of jewelry components. I started out as a potter and then became enthralled with all things small. But let me back up a little.

When I was a young girl, my father taught me how to silver solder and do lapidary work. He made all of his own equipment and I loved the smell of oil on a grinding wheel while I turned slices of stone into cabachons to be set in silver. I loved the torch too. Watching solder flow into a mercury like stream as it melts is just something I really couldn't get enough of.

But I grew up and did other things. Then nearly 20 years ago I picked clay again after not touching it since my high school art classes. Another love affair and a potter was born. A couple of years ago I started making buttons and then beads and pendants. A new obsession.

Recently, I've picked up the torch again, throw in a bit of etching and metal clay, and am happily combing all of my loves into one. Dad would be shocked to see me working in brass and copper. But times change and I am excited to be creating jewelry components with my own two hands. And I am super excited to be part of Love My Art Jewelry!


9 comments:

MaCarroll Beads said...

Here's the official welcome, LeAnn! Great to have you with us.....

Chris said...

Those are lovely~Welcome and it's going to be fun to see your contributions!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Great to see you here, welcome.

TesoriTrovati said...

So nice to put a name with a face, LeAnn! I love hearing about creative journeys including detours. I am enthralled with your new pendants and think they are absolutely stunning.
Thanks for sharing!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Barbara Lewis said...

I am sooo glad that LeAnn is with us ... for a lot of reasons!

Kelli said...

Welcome LeAnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mairedodd said...

love my art jewelry is so very delighted and honored to have you, leann... i am a huge fan of your work, but also your inquisitive mind... (and you also happen to be a wonderful woman)... lately it is like your genie has burst forth from the lamp - surely you are finding your 'home' with this metal work... it is stunning..

stregata said...

So glad to see you here, LeAnn! Love the new direction you are taking!

Pretty Things said...

Must. Get. My hands on those.

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