Posts under ‘Jewelry’

Prehistory, Time & Space and/or How I Feel Connected to the Past and the Future

After a weeks break between our return from Scotland at the end of June, we were in the Tyler studio all week to complete our projects. I love it when a plan comes together and it was refreshing to be able to just stay in the studio all day without the distraction of other classes. […]

Edinburgh- Up Close and Personal

Our time in the enchanted highlands was certainly beautiful, but it was soon time to move on to the final leg of our UK odyssey, Edinburgh. We piled into the vans and spent most of the day returning to Glasgow, collected the rest of our luggage and hopped on a bus for the hour or […]

Junior Year at Tyler- Part II

The Spring semester was all metals all the time for my studio classes. Junior Metals, Advanced CAD and Production Processes were enough to keep me very busy as well as two other classes, part of an art history class on Modern Craft and a Race Gen-ed. We received both projects in metals in the first […]

Junior Year at Tyler- Part I

Junior year at Tyler has whizzed by and there was not much time for updating here during the semester. My last exam was the other day and now I have a few short weeks to get ready for the next big adventure: The Tyler Metals Summer program in the UK. So as to not be […]

Etched Copper Disk Party Gifts

When Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter closed last May (2012) I was the proud holder of one the most awesome rewards ever- a house party with Amanda Palmer-exact date to be determined later. It was with the faith and trust of 22 other people that chipped in as well to make this happen. I felt that I […]

Etruscan Jewelry Happy Dance

A jewelry technique that has fascinated me since high school is something called granulation. The ancient Etruscans were the masters of granulation and it wasn’t until the early 20th century that the lost process of granulation was fully rediscovered. I was thrilled to see a piece in the Naples Archeology Museum a few weeks ago. […]

Rome sweet Rome: A month gone by already

We’ve definitely settled into a routine now with classes and shopping, homework and wandering and of course, eating and cooking. I had my first Italian test on Thursday and although I’m getting along OK in the streets and the stores, I’m not so sure how well that translates to the grammar on the page. This […]

What I did over winter break

Amazing that I have the chance to catch up on my blogging. I’m waiting for things so I write. Things like…work in the tumbler polishing and a repair on my bench waiting for epoxy to cure..stuff like that. What have you been doing over the break, Barbara? Eating bonbons and twiddling your thumbs? I’ve been […]

My Full Fall Semester

Another rocking semester at Tyler School of Art comes to a close. I’ve been swamped since the semester ended in early December, but I wanted to put out a summary before I’m whisked off into the next adventure. I took three studio courses and two gen eds. One of the GenEds was Intellectual Heritage II. […]

Foundation Year Wrap Up

It’s hard to believe I’ve only done about two posts on here in the last year, but sometimes that is the way life rolls. The semester is over and I have actually completed my Foundation year at Tyler School of Art. That’s freshman year for you folks who don’t know about art school. It was […]