18 May 2010

just one of those 'what if' thoughts

the words will be returning, in fact, i have a plan for how i am going to work them into my new venture... 


but at this moment in time, it's about color, texture & process... as i mentioned in my last post, things are raw... the transformation of materials is speaking for me... 



'you have to have an idea of what you are going to do,
but it should be vague idea.'
~ pablo picasso

i am smitten with the look of shibuichi - i am drawn to the texture that can be described in so many ways... but i wanted to add color... i think subconsciously i must have known where i was headed when i placed them next to each other in this bracelet... 



so i ordered some enamel... i have been in love with barbara lewis' enameling - she is such a talented artist and generous teacher... she wrote a tutorial for belle armoire jewelry, has tutorials and supplies on her etsy shop painting with fire... 

and now, i'm hooked! beyond hooked, this is going to become something i completely incorporate into my work... 



i love how this vague idea was able to become something more than i imagined... 

26 comments:

  1. WOW! Those pieces are really gorgeous! I love the colors and the sort of "melted" look of the metal. The earrings came out great!

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  2. Absolutely stunning! Show us more

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  3. You're not even there yet but I'm loving where you're going!

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  4. Flippin' gorgeous! Only you could turn something out of your raw day-to-dayness into these. :)

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  5. Oh Wow! These are amazing! I love these!! I NEED these :D

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  6. These are awesome! Show me more! Show me more! I'm off to check out the links!

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  7. How proud you must be of your son and his artwork. To listen and actually be in the moment is the best way to experience. Your new earrings are beautiful. I love the color variations. Happy creating...

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  8. I love the outcome!! So earthy and unique. Your style is great and you have evolved into an ever changing talent. This is just the next step on the path.

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  9. Whoa...gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you come up with once you start incorporating fiber :)

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  10. Okay. Yum! When can I buy some of those? I wish that I had experience (and balls) for fire. But I don't. So I have to rely on the artists (like you and Barbara) out there to make it for me. I just got a packet of playthings from Barbara...she is 'playing in my sandbox' she says with my gallery exhibit! I love the look that you are achieving, MJ! Rustic with a refined edge...It is so YOU!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  11. I am so in awe of your new pieces, Mary Jane! Wow, this is SO incredible. I can only imagine how excited you must be to create these new pieces...I just LOVE your addition of color! You really did Barbara proud! :-)
    Cindy

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  12. These pieces are so stunning! And so you!! Kudos!!! You are definitely going the right direction, no matter where your path/journey takes you!! Awesome!!

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  13. Hi Mary Jane, these are great. Love what you are doing, just look forward to more and more! Hugs, Riki

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  14. Love what your doing with this! It looks great!

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  15. These are wonderful!! Earthy and stylized at the same time.

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  16. This is super Mary! They are really beautiful and so organic looking! If this is vague, I can't wait to see Certainty!

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  17. Just stunning, Mary Jane! Let me know if you need a jewelry model, I'll be there! ~Cathy

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  18. Ohh, thoses pieces are amazing - pleaaaase, I want to see more:-) regards Stefanie

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  19. The colours on the metal seems so fluid they are all beautiful pieces, thanks for sharing.

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  20. The mix of colours and textures is just beautiful!

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  21. I am fascinated by this enameling process. You are the second person tonight that I have seen doing this. It is quite interesting.
    Terisa

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  22. MJ, I am so happy you are delving into enameling! I love what you have done and the colors you combined.

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  23. Beautiful! I, too, am fascinated with this enameling technique. I really need to try it myself.

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  24. Maire,
    When you enamel your pieces, is the enamel also on the backside? Is it possible to enamel just the front (using the garage method)? And, do you use a mandrel to hold your pendant like a bead?
    ....thanks =)
    diane

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