What's New in the Studio — ohio made

You can now find my Heart Ohio necklaces at the Mansfield Art Center!

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You can now find my Heart Ohio necklaces at the Mansfield Art Center!

Some friends have requested I make some heart Ohio charms for Mansfield, and now they've been picked up by the Mansfield Art Center gift shop. They are all signed sterling silver, and I cut each one out by hand, including the little heart over Mansfield. This is the one my friend Catherine picked out and bought at the May Show Opening Reception. Thanks, Catherine! I'm very excited to be a part of the gift shop, the best place in the area to find something unique and special, made by local artists.

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Making an Enamel Bangle from an Old Copper Pipe

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Making an Enamel Bangle from an Old Copper Pipe

I found a short length of heavy copper pipe at a scrap yard and immediately thought of bracelets, but it was a long time before I was able to develop the idea. Because the pipe was seamless, I knew enameling was going to be a part of my process. I cut the pipe into many cross sections and just started hammering. Each bangle took 3 to 4 courses of hammering to bring it to the right proportions. I used cross pein hammers to give it a robust texture that would show through transparent enamel. After hammering to size, I domed...

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Find me at the Alternative Fashion Week Runway Grand Finale Marketplace

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Find me at the Alternative Fashion Week Runway Grand Finale Marketplace

I'm happy to announce I've been selected to show my work at the Alternative Fashion Week Runway Grand Finale Marketplace. Thanks, AFM! I'm excited to be working with such talented artists and to debut the new lines of jewelry I'm currently working on. Hint: there's a lot of hammering involved!  I'll also have my long running favorites, skull spoon bracelets, fork rings, Ohio charms and so many more pretty, pretty things. Click Here to get tickets!

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