Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wire-Wrapped Oregon Sunstones

Wire Wrapping Class

I taught a wire wrapping class to a fun group of 'rock hounds' last week. Each student brought a beautiful piece of Oregon Sunstone rough, which we wire wrapped in sterling silver. Their pendants turned out fantastic!  The pendants featured in this photograph were done by my students in their first wire wrapping class - nice job!!!

Featured Artist at Lunaria Gallery, March 2011

My first show at Lunaria Gallery - My work will be featured through the month of March, along with two other new artists, Jane Godfrey and Tonya Smithburg.

First Friday at Lunaria Gallery

Friday March 4, 7-9 pm – Lunaria welcomes 3 new artists to their group. Jane Godfrey has been making glass artwork for more than 40 years. Her stained & kiln-formed glass is inspired by natural and organic shapes. Helen Nute Wiens is a jeweler and silversmith and will be presenting her new “Silver Branches” series featuring hand-forged, delicately textured pieces using themes of leaves and flowers. Tonya Smithburg paints in bright colors and sculpts. Figures & animals inspire her stylized realism.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Calusa Studio is the Featured Artist at Trinity Vineyards for Thanksgiving Weekend Friday-Sunday 11-6

I am so excited that Calusa will be featured at my favorite tasting room in the Willamette Valley for the Thanksgiving Wine Weekend!  If you have never been to Trinity this is a perfect weekend to go out and meet the Parkers, who own and operate this small, family-owned boutique vineyard and produce wonderful, award winning wines.  Visit http://www.trinityvineyards.com/ for more information about this event, the vineyard and their wines.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My submissions for the Black, White & Gray Show

I took these on my cell phone at the artist reception last night, so the images aren't that great. But you get the idea. 
The Seed
Pendant. White Turquoise set in sterling silver.
Pendant.  Black Onyx set in sterling silver.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Calusa Studio is in the Black, White and Gray Show at the Enid Joy Mount Gallery

Calusa Studio will be in the Black, White & Gray Show at the Enid Joy Mount Gallery in Keizer during the month of November. I found out today that the two pendants that I submitted to the gallery were both selected for the show! I'm very excited. The artist reception is Saturday from 5-8pm - it's open to the public ...and I'd love to see you out there. Attire is black, white & gray. The exhibit will be there all month.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ocean Jasper - I love this stone

I created this 'Daisy' for my Wildflower Series from a beautiful Ocean Jasper cab.  I set it in sterling silver using a scalloped bezel and made the little 'petals' from sterling also.  It's dainty but substantial at the same time.  I have another Ocean Jasper cab that I'm going to design a setting for over the next week.  The stone is vastly different in color from this one - I can't wait to get started on it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Come downtown for First Wednesday this month & support Breast Cancer Awareness

Come downtown for First Wednesday, October 6th & support Breast Cancer Awareness.  The theme this month is 'Go Pink' and many downtown businesses will be serving pink drinks and having 'pink specials'.  The Artists Bras will be auctioned off (I've peeked at a some of them and they are really amazing!), there is a fashion show starting at 6:30 followed by a benefit concert with Ty Curtis and Duffy Bishop.    For more details, check out:  http://www.gofirstwednesday.info/specials.htm

Calusa Studio has donated a piece from the Wildflower Collection that will be auctioned off during the evening events at the fashion show and benefit concert!  It's a beautiful fine silver pendant that I sculpted from precious metal clay and I set two pink tourmaline stones that make the flowers on the pendant.  The chain is a 1.2mm sterling silver snake with a sterling silver lobster clasp.  All the proceeds from this auction go to the Salem YWCA Breast Cancer Screening Program. 
During the month of October you receive 10% off purchases & 10% of your sale is donated to the Salem YWCA Breast Cancer Screening Program!  Just print off the certificate and bring it in.