New glass out of the kiln… one pair of earrings from some of it… more to come…. You can see more fused glass on my website at SharonOrellaDesigns.com
In celebration of almost 1000 likes on my Facebook Page, I will be giving away one of my jewelry pieces. To be in the running all you have to do is like my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sharonorellaArt. Please feel free to leave me a note when you do, I love to hear from folks.
To see what you could win check out my website at www.sharonorelladesigns.com. Tell your friends and if they like my page they will be int he running as well. It is only about 20 people to reach 1000… Good Luck!
Just lately I have been working on a new line of pendants. Using Glass and copper and sometimes sterling silver, I am creating pendants that carry light. At least that is how I think of it. Carrying light means that they are somewhat translucent and have great color and that they light me up when I look at them… LOL! Of course they feature all of my favorite colors! I have a scrumptious red orange, beautiful blue greens and some trippy black and whites. Today I toasted some glass that looks just like warm butterscotch to me… not the store kind but the homemade butterscotch… it is just so warm and yummy that it made me hungry just taking it out of the kiln.
I am make my own bails for some of the pendants, and really enjoying the process. The copper ones so far are my favorites, and I found a great chain to hang them from. You can see what I have available on my website at https://www.sharonorelladesigns.com/
I am still adjusting my photos to remove the SO Art Studio name, as I have decided to simplify my little handmade business by changing over to Sharon Orella Designs for my jewelry creations. I will continue to make my copper artworks, but am really enjoy improving my jewelry bench skills. So coming soon, I will gear up my website to showcase my jewelry and continue making some lovely new items. I also have begun moving some of my jewelry onto Artfire as they have a great google search engine submission and they feed Amazon as well. I will still be on Etsy but it is nice to be in few places for folks to find me.
I was thinking the other day about how I would be able to have prints made of some of my work, that would not require me to a) purchase a fancy printer and equally fancy paper b) Invest in have random prints made that may sell, or not… Then I realized, that I could probably put the images out on Fine Art America. You have to know, embarrassing as it is, that I signed up for FAA like 2 years ago, and get an email once a week about it. Even worse was, I open the email, I read the contents (which is all about what is going on there) but I never posted anything on it! DUH! So this week I created some galleries, found a couple of friends I know that are on there and hopefully someone will notice some of the stuff I have out there. What I liked, was that they could turn my artworks, photographs etc.. into cards, giclee’s, prints and so on. They send them out and a portion of the proceeds (decided by me) goes to me. I am hoping it works out well, wish me luck!
Here is the link to my Gallery on Fine Art America: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sharon-orella.html
When you get there, I would recommend clicking on Galleries so you can see bodies of work together, vs different mediums together like it is below.
Well there is one really good thing about the warm days we have had in the Pacific Northwest, besides that wonderful sun and heavenly warmth! It means I have been able to dip my toe into the Copper creation pool earlier than normal. Yes, I broke out the torch, set up the table and firing easel and went to town on these bits of copper… each one is only 6″x6″ but grouped they are wonderful, if I do say so myself… Only one is up in my shop so far, but the rest will be there soon… Here is a preview…
I was perusing jewelry on Etsy as I am prone to do on a pretty regular basis. I love handmade, mine and that of others… I found so many yummy copper pieces that I just could not resist picking my favorites. So here is what I came up with, and I am so tempted by the copper flower earrings. In fact, I was tempted by many creations in her shop. Here is the collection, enjoy the beauties!!!
Thanks to Dave Gilmore who shot this video when I was doing a demonstration at our local Artist gathering this month.
One of my latest metalworks is one I call Ghost Horse.
I don’t usually do figurative work, but I wanted to create a piece for an upcoming show, which was being held in a Horse barn (a VERY large one) and I decided to do a horse. Since my creative technique is to do my carving freehand, I knew I would need to make my hand familiar with the shape of a horse. I began by looking at and sketching different horses. After about 15 of them, I decided that I just wanted to do a head, and thought then I could do something that fit my style. I started with the head and jaw, which I carved very carefully. Then I went wild with the mane of the horse . After I fired the work, it needed contrast. That is when I decided to silver the head of the horse. When I was done, I looked at the horse and immediately thought, This is a Ghost Horse!
You can see this artwork and some of my others in my Etsy shop… SOARTSTUDIO
Earrings are an essential accessory for spring
Salt air, Lake air, camping, hiking, running… bracelets and necklaces are not always the easiest to wear when we become more active when Spring rolls around. Earrings are a simple alternative or addition to complete your look as you head into spring this year.
Pulled back and upswept hair are standards for spring and summer, and the addition of a good earring is essential. You can make a statement or keep it simple, it depends on your style. Below you can find some great picks for Spring earrings, that give you that pop of color or a more simple silhouette.
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