Skip to main content

Getting All My Ducks In Order

Happy Hump, Hump Day!

So far my morning has been pretty calm.  It is the calm before the storm.  
I am currently getting ready for my first Art Market this Saturday...EEEEEeeee!!!

Yesterday I finished up making some torch fired enamel earrings.  First you must frost zee cake.
Then you must torch zee cake.
Now...listen you MUST play a bit!
hahaha!!!  I kill myself sometimes!
Okay now lets get serious...NO NEVER!
I also worked on my booth display.

I decided to bring in the tables (after freaking out the night before) and play with my display.  Monday night I was trying to visualize my booth and how I would display everything and it just did not flow!  Maybe it was because I was trying to force things and that does not often work for me.  So I dragged the two tables out into the studio and went to work.
You must imagine it with a chocolate cloth draping over the tables with a cream colored runner down the middle.  I do not have that yet but I am working on it!  Plan for flexibility.  I will keep that in mind when I am out an about looking for a cloth.  There is no time to make one.  Besides, I do not know how to sew!  HA!

I also played around with my TinSkull display.
There be my TinSkulls in Tin Cans!  Hehehe!!!

More earring displays are needed so I am working on making three more today using these fabulous wood that mi Papi cut for me.
Okay all!  I best get back to the bench.  I will be out at Freret Market this Saturday, March 2nd with my friend who has graciously decided to hang with me.
Tysheena (Booth Assistant)
Come on out and say, "Bonjour" and get you some of those french fries sprinkled with parmesan...yuuuuummmm...they are so delicious!  

Here is to a great Wednesday and see you on Saturday!


  1. Best wishes and vibes for a successful market day! I'm so excited for you. Please let me know how the day goes. libellulajewelry (at) dot (com)

    1. Gracias Susan! Do a drive by and visit us! Talk to you soon. xo


Post a Comment

I would love to hear from you!

Popular posts from this blog

A Love Note To My Readers

Dear Friends,
My gallery has decided to move and it saddens me to say that I will not be going with them.  I have broken away from the herd.
So what now?
This is what I ask myself and to be honest I do not know.  
I turn to you.
The ones who come back to listen to my failures, successes, and my angst.  I am grateful that you are still here.

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) was here in New Orleans.  I was so thrilled.  I made new friends and visited with old friends and we had a blast!

Halstead held an exhibition along with SNAG at RHINO Contemporary Gallery.  200 kits went out and 30 pieces were selected for the Halstead Design Challenge.  My piece, What's Her Story? was selected to be among one of the 30.  I was so honored.
Inspired by the women of Storyville and Bellocq's photography this brooch is the first in its series.
The story behind the story.
Every woman has a story, especially the women of Storyville (red-light district of New Orleans from 1897-19…


Mandalas have been on my mind a lot lately.  Struggling to find my truth.  I find making these in the studio calms me.
Even though I knew that hard solder melts at 1450 degrees I still had to try enameling the copper.  In theory the solder should not have run.  If I only took it out of the kiln a minute sooner this may not have happened. A total melt down but I love that color!  :) My intention for the above mandala was a ring.  The challenge was difficult but I managed to make it. I feel myself pivoting once again and feeling the need to create amulets and talismans but in sculpture form.

Each person's life is like a mandala - vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life...everything that shows up in your mandala is a vehicle for your awakening.

~Pema Chodron

Namaste Kalaya

The Arrowmont Experience Pt. 1

I know from previous experience that I had to ask the driver to stop at a grocery store before dropping us off at Arrowmont.  I was feeling so good about having all my ducks in order and then this happened! I'm sure I screamed WTH because everyone was looking at me but I wasn't the only one in shock.
I was thinking...great!  Now I will have to walk to get my wine.  LOL!!!

Arrowmont for 2 entire weeks!  Yeah....Bring it on.  I can do this...roommate annd all.
I was in Anne Havel's All Fired Up: Who Knew a Torch Could Do All This?
My notebook for ALLLllllll the notes I'm going to take.
OMG!  I don't know where to begin.  I have so much to share.  Let's see...
I fell in love with a cup.
Annnd...then I bought a cup made by Jason B. Burnett.  He had me at the hexagons. Just an aside here.  I couldn't buy the cup I fell in love with.  Arrowmont has an assortment of ceramic cups in the mess hall to use.  I could post a cup a day on Insta but my friend did that.  …