Tuesday, October 26, 2010

mezuzah project-october

I'm just in time to post the October mezuzah.  I actually finished this mezuzah in the beginning of the month but didn't get around posting it until now.  This mezuzah was inspired by the floral lentil pendents that I have been making.  They are very popular (I actually only have one left to sell!)  I think it would be quite happy on a cottage style home, by a garden....oh it would really look good on my front door!

Well I have sad news, the quick fire bronze clay that I have been so excited about is not all that it seems.  I was happy to begin a new project in the bronze clay today and I went back to my test piece take a second look.   I decided to test it's strength, and I gentle tried to see if I could bend the metal and it snapped in half with very little effort.  I spend so much time constructing the mezuzahs.  If the bronze is not fully sinstered and therefore strong it ruins the integrity of the piece.  I don't have these problems with silver clay.  I know that the material is so much more expensive, but for the time, effort and skill needed to make the piece I think the price is worth it.  I am once again abandoning the bronze option.  I just wish that the companies that make these products not use the artists as testers before they release them. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chanukah Bazaar

I will be at Bnai Amoona's Chanukah Bazaar this Sunday October 24th from 9am-1pm.  Please stop by and say hi.  Remember Chanukah is early this year, the first week in December, just around the corner.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

trunk show

Well, its finally October, and now I am busy at local art shows.  Please come by and visit me if you are in the area, and take a look at the Jewelry and Judaica in person!  I will be closing down my Etsy shop for a few weeks on Tuesday night so that everything in stock will be available at the shows.

I will be at Essential Elements at 9224 Clayton Road in Ladue on Wednesday, Thursday and and Friday this week (October 13,14 and 15).  Store hours are 10am-5pm.