Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit

This month several of my pieces of jewelry are on display in the Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit! I think it is such an honor to exhibit with the talented artists in my department when my role in the department is as an Art History Professor. Here you can see several pairs of earrings and two necklaces on display in one of the cabinets. I was excited to be able to share this with my mother as well who was visiting this past weekend from the far north (Maine)!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bridesmaid Commission

A few months ago, one of my best friend's (C.D.) initiated a conversation between myself and her sister (K.D.), who will be married this coming fall. K.D. had admired a pair of earrings that I had made for C.D. a few years back as a Christmas present and as luck would have it, the earrings perfectly match the dark raspberry pink of her bridesmaids dresses. So... she commissioned six pairs of the earrings for her bridal party! It was a wonderful commission for me but unfortunately I've had one illness after another this spring and didn't have a chance to complete them as quickly as I would have liked. Typically I like to complete commissions within days or weeks depending on the complexity, but this one was initiated shortly after Christmas of this year and I've only just finished them! Good thing the wedding isn't until September!