reticulated earrings

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Grand Opening!

Me? having fun? that's right.

Grand Opening!
Boy, it sure took a long time to get to this day. I don’t know if you noticed it but I sure as hell did. 

Let’s get one thing straight, this is still a work in progress and who knows where that progress will take me, but today I am a working metalsmith!!!! (You can almost hear the applause, I’m sure!) The Meltdown has taken me from the reality of closed-toe shoes, office politics, and mental stagnation, to making things I like (which I hope will be enjoyed by others) and having interesting (frustrating) multi-focus (distracting) challenges (messes) all day long. And I’m back in flip-flops, baby!

Django Jingles earrings
Inner Circles earrings
The new work I am showing here are things that I am really proud of. They are possible because of the tutelage of metalsmiths I admire and have been lucky enough to learn from. They come from persevering beyond the mistakes, the errors in judgment, and various fuck-ups I have made during the low point of that learning curve. They come after the self-destructive fit of compulsive sock-hoarding has ended. They are, in short, the products of my ongoing meltdown.

Enough about me! I hope you like what I am showing. I hope you will look forward to seeing more. I hope you will click on the ETSY door to see the shop. And, when you have nothing better to do, I hope you click on the Gallery door to see pictures of older work as this work in progress progresses.

Thanks for coming. There would be no reason for me to do this if it weren't for you.