The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts does this event every year called Artful Giving. It’s this cash and carry gift shop style exhibit of handmade goods by local artists and artisans. Running November 17 through December 30, 2018, there will be everything from pottery to jewelry, textiles, glass, and traditional art.
I have a few pieces of sterling jewelry in this show, which I’m pretty excited about.
Support the arts. Buy handmade stuff. Shop local.
Third Friday at Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts Artful Giving Opening Reception 6-9 pm Friday, Nov. 16 22 N. High Street Millville, NJ 08332
Honestly, I’d rather be painting but there are service people in my workspace. Staying productive, I’m working on some projects that require a different type of attention and can be started and stopped more easily.
A couple weeks ago, water came out of the light fixtures and vents in the ceiling. The air conditioning drain backed up — what a mess. Since then, workers have been here every day ripping carpet, cutting out walls, and all sorts of other demolition and construction. Oh, and don’t forget the industrial fans, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers… yeah, apparently they’re a thing. Those loud little beasts are running everywhere around the clock. They take white noise to a whole new level.
Ok, enough about that, let’s talk about some jewelry I made and just got listed in my etsy shop, www.luckystardreams.com 🙂
Inspired by the full moon, complete with shore vibes. These earrings were born from a combination of nostalgia and the night sky at the Jersey shore in the summertime.
The hand picked saltwater tumbled quartz stones in these earrings remind me of my grandparents. As a kid, sometimes my they’d watch me while my mom was at work. Since I was a kid before technology, they’d keep me occupied by sending me outside to look for cool stones in the driveway… true story.
If you follow this blog, you may know I make constellation jewelry . One day I was making constellation necklaces and the creative process took over. I started experimenting next thing I knew, I had made a pair of these. The process took tweaking but with trial and error, they’ve turned into a pretty cool and unique piece of jewelry.
I wear them all the time and the number of compliments I get wearing them is wild.
Scraping dried paint from my palette , I noticed how beautiful the colors were. As someone who makes constellation jewelry to pass time while art ideas develop, it occurred to me to make one of a kind pieces of abstract jewelry from my repurposed palette paint.
These miniature mixed media abstract paintings sort of resemble pressed flowers. What do you think? Do you know someone who’d dig them? http://bit.ly/paintjewelry
After some experimenting [and photography, math problems, planning, investing, writing, marketing, and research too], I have a few finished pieces listed in my @artseejodee Etsy shop. Acknowledging these pieces of jewelry aren’t fine art, I still keep them in the same gallery shop as my paintings because they’re made of my paintings.
These constellation necklaces are sparkly, light, modern minimalist meets feminine. I was inspired by the sparkling night sky, natural light, and minimalism. I designed and handmade these necklaces to have light, natural, and subtle variation from my original crystal constellation necklace design.
I’ve had many customers get them as birthday gifts as well as memorial jewelry.
Have you seen my Orion and Orion’s Belt constellation necklaces yet? I make all kinds of crystal constellation jewelry but there are quite a few new Orion pieces in my Etsy shop, luckystardreams.etsy.com .
Maybe you know that I make jewelry when I’m not painting or dancing. It’s exciting to hear positive feedback I’ve been getting lately. Since my shop, Lucky Star Dreams is experiencing record growth, I’ll stop keeping this “other” job a secret.