I'm a jeweller without a studio, for this reason I've been focusing on materials that don't require a lot of equipment lately. I have been working with resin for a few years now, a material which I love for the way it accepts colour and embedded objects and pictures. I'm also very interested in acrylic plastic and I plan to work more with that in the near future as well. My designs are bold and colourful.
Saturday, July 29, 2006
I'm very excited to say that I will be returning to school this fall (in just over a month) to study jewellery making full-time at George Brown College in Toronto. It will be nice to get to work on a real jeweller's bench again and have access to so many good tools and equipment. I'm also very excited to hear that I'll be able to work with other precious metals aside from silver during my time there. This is definitely the step that will kick-start my career as a jeweller.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Although Etsy is has a great set up to its shops and it's a great way to market my work, I've also been selling a lot outside of my shop there (or at least "a lot" in relation to what I thought I'd be selling). I've done a couple of custom buckles (two of which were talked about in previous posts) and I've also sold one of the more creative buckle that I've come up with. Hopefully the trend of selling 1-2 every couple of weeks continues for a little while... but to be completely honest, I'm going to be happy to move on to other mediums. Resin is quite toxic, and although I use a mask to filter out the fumes... it still makes me nervous to work with it... especially as often as I have been.