With the new year approaching, new work is on the menu. I wanted to find a way to keep myself challenged, and have fresh new work each month for the gallery I am selling in.
So I am committing to my first, real deal, year long, series. (thanks to this post from Barbara for the nudge )http://www.lovemyartjewelry.blogspot.com/2012/12/working-in-series-as-jewelry-artist.html
The Sun in the Stars- a zodiac and birthstone inspired series.
I will make a couple pieces each month for the gallery. Each one will have the symbol of that months zodiac, the name of the brightest star in that constellation (to remind the wearer to shine brightly) and the birthstone from that month (covering all month / zodiac combo's). I am also creating each piece with with the characteristics of that horoscope.
Here is the information I used to create my first piece:
January / Garnet / Capricorn
The wire work in the piece is the Capricorn symbol
The charm at the end of the chain has the brightest stars name and a sterling silver star on it.
Characteristics of Capricorn that I used in this piece were consistency, ambitious, and that they slowly but surely climb to success.
Now I am heading back to the studio to make another piece in in this combination. Then an Aquarius in garnet, and then Aquarius with Februarys stone, Amythest. So, this challenge of a series should keep my plenty busy, and thouroughly challenged. I am so excited about this year long project!
Wish me luck!
And if you are in Allentown New Jersey, check them out in person at the Copper Frog Gallery. There are some wonderful artists in there!