Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Visit the Nishma Marketplace this weekend

I will be selling my handcrafted solid silver pieces at the Nishma Passover Journey this weekend. If you are planning to attend please came by my table at the vendor's market place and check out the mezuzot, star of David necklaces and tower necklaces. I also just made some earring featuring solid silver medallions and gemstones. The earring are only $35! Please come by and take a look and say Hi!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Budding fashion designers

I am in awe of my kids. They have been designing clothes and drawing fashion figures. Abby who is twelve, has a very methodical approach, and make everything just so. Tamara, who is 10, likes to combine different images form the latest catalogs from Saks and Niemans and make her own designs. Aren't they crazy good? I think so! Can you tell who drew what?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

thank yous are almost done...

Abby, Tamara and I completed 100 hand decorated thank you notes. All that are left to do is the add a decorative sealing wax stamp to these few cards. I am leaving these for Abigail to do this week. Most every card is different! It was a fun project to do.
Now we are waiting for the printed invitations to arrive so we can start assembling them and then I am going to calligraphy all the names and addresses!Good thing we have six months to go!

working, working......

I've been busy this last week working on more PMC pieces for the Nishmah show at the end of March. I have sold some mezzuzahs and stars and I am really excited about the response I have been getting on the work. Have I decided to invents some money into PMC silver and make some more pieces. I built two little house towers, for long necklaces. I also made three additional stars and one more checkerboard mezuzah. Hopefully these will all fire successfully in the kiln tomorrow and I can finish working on them before the show. This picture shows the work before it is fired. It will shrink 10% or so in the kiln.
If I make any money at the show I will probably take some time and try to tackle the bronze clay again. Even though the mezuzahs did not fire well, people seem to love the look of them. I think with a little more patience and some different techniques I may be successful yet.