Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Beautiful flowers

This summer has been a one of experimentation. We have cast tree buds, leaves and most recently Hydrangea flowers. We cast two different sizes. A teeny tint 5/8" one and a bigger 1 1/4" one. Both have amazing details. You almost don't even see all the details when just looking at the flowers. That why casting is so darn amazing. I have designed the tiny flower into a necklace and earrings with posts and the big one into a necklace as well. We sold our fist one just this weekend at the Design Hive in Cambridge. That makes us happy.

See them on our website or come on down to stART on the street this Sunday in Worcester.

Handmade in Boston...wicked cool.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We want to go GREEN- please help us win a grant to build a green studio

My sister and I are trying to win a grant to build a all GREEN metalsmithing studio. We are in the Boston area, but it would be open to all to take workshops, and learn about how to green your own workplaces.

There already is a movement of artists who are practicing environmentally friendly techniques and we want to be able to take it to the next level. We only have three days to have 50 people register and endorse our story.

This would be such a great thing for all of us! Please take the time to read our story, look at our work here on our website and help us GREEN the craft world.

Thanks for supporting art and craft in Boston- Handmade is awesome.

Thank you kindly. Here is the link.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Earrings, earrings, and more earrings

I have always wanted to have a bigger collection of earrings but I spend a lot of time on my twig necklaces and birch rings. It was something that was put on the back burner time and time again. But this summer I set a goal and achieved it. With the help of the lovely Silk Tree in my neighbors yard, I began my work on the Twigs and Heather earring line. The buds on this tree were my inspiration (please see previous blog post). They cast beautifully. I also molded two of my favorite maple seeds...a Japanese maple seed and a Spring maple seed. Also a beautiful lilac twig. Now I have four new designs to show at my Autumn shows. First one will be September 13th at the Design Hive, a great show in Cambridge MA.

Come see them at the Design Hive or check out our new earrings on our website www.twigsandheather.com.