Thursday, June 10, 2010

Saving up...

so close! the lovely bf surprised me with a mini torch 2 weeks ago and i am SO EXCITED to get to work on it. unfortunately, i've got this cart full of stuff i'll need (okay some is want :) first. so please be patient folks as i scrape together my pennies!

also, i'm trying to get enough interested people together for a saturday class with Bianca Lopez at her studio in NoHo. why are most classes during the week? do other people not have jobs? how did everyone get so rich??? please let me know if you're interested! she's also got some summer workshops going on - email her for more info. In her own words her school "offers total immersion in a creative environment and business development." She's also just awesome and really understands what it's like to have a dream and no idea what to do with it!

random pretty

just had to share!

Embellished silk-organza dress by Armand Basi here

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Where in the world has Kelly been?

Not that I have a lot of followers, but my sincerest apologies for the neglect! I do have an excuse of sorts though - I've been to school! After working on plated wire with just my pliers to secure my jewelry for some time, I finally decided to take the plunge (and dip into my bank account) and attend JAI (Jewelry Arts Institute) for 4 intensive Saturday classes. So I took a break from the shop in hopes of improving the quality and workmanship of my pieces. Below are some photos of what I created in class, nothing is perfect or even great, but at least proof that I've been busy while away! Please be on the lookout for new pieces in the shop as soon as I can get my hands on a mini torch for my apartment (watch out Hell's Kitchen)!

these are probably my least fave (just not my style), but we were required to make them and i learned a lot while doing so!