Friday, April 24, 2009

Last Day for Fine Art Jewelry Show!

Tomorrow is the last day for the No Lines No Production show at Lovett's Gallery!!! It's in the Farm Shopping Center right next door to Hancock Fabrics...and I know all of you crafters know where that is!!!

The opening was tonight and it was AWESOME!!! The jewelry there was so so so inspiring, unique and varied. I'm attaching some (fuzzy and badly lit - sorry!) pictures that I took after it was over. I REALLY do encourage you to go and check it out!

A photo of the gallery itself. I heard one couple of art enthusiasts say that Lovett's is there favorite gallery in town...I would have to agree!

Some of the antique silver and turquoise jewelry they have on hand all of the time there.

Copper and enamel work by a North Carolinan artist and fave of the show!

Some really beautiful silver, aluminum, ebony wood, semi-precious stones and Brazillian Black Walnut pieces.

Long view of a portion of the exhibition. At the bottom of the photo you can see some of the a-freaking-mazing glass flameworked jewelry. You have to see it in person to appreciate the work put into them.

And finally a really bad picture of some really cool jewelry made from reusing found pieces...something I love of course!

The weather should be beautiful tomorrow so go take a stroll through the Farm and check out the jewelry and gallery at Lovetts!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mission Accomplished!

Oh. My. Goodness. I FINALLY finished our wedding scrapbook a month and a half after I started! It was enjoyable but man oh man was I ready to be done with it! Now my crafting table is cleared of scrap crap and is now ready for other goodies!

My 'opening number'...

My 'spiritual consultant', aka an old friend who did the spiritual side of the wedding, got me all sorts of cool scrapbooking stuff AND this awesome awesome awesome old postcard that says "Two minds but a single thought". I freaking love it! And that postcard is what I used to start the book :)
Here's a couple 'select' pages. This one below is our 'mini-moon' photos. We stayed at the Price Tower in Bartlesville for a few days after the wedding to just get away. If you are not aware of the Price Tower, it is now time to educate yourself! The Price Tower is Frank Lloyd Wright's ONLY skyscraper. I believe 7 floors are dedicated to high end hotel rooms, there's some apartments and some business are located there. There's a upscale restaurant on the top floor as well but when we stayed, the restaurant was closed. Boo. You can take tours of the tower which are super cool too! It is really worth a trip to B'ville.

This is my ending page for all of the wedding business. Aren't we something special? ;)

Starting tonight, I am going into overdrive to get ready for Deluxe in Oklahoma City May 9th! I'm going to churn out LOTS of new switchplates, some wrapped rocks, some kickin' earrings and of course lots of new necklaces :) Only 15 more days until the show!!! I hope my OKC peeps will come out and see me and April! Deluxe is SUCH a fun show and the merchandise there is uh-mazing! I'll share some of the goodies on here that I fashion up! Until later!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Go Get Inspired

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am here to inform you of one of the most exciting events of this month - perhaps even this season! Lovett's Gallery is a mega cool art gallery and fancy frame shop located in the Farm Shopping Center next to Hancock Fabrics. Friday night through Saturday there will be an AMAZING contemporary jewelry exhibition. This show is called No Lines, No Production (Mr. Ben Sumner got that a little wrong Saturday night on the air) and showcases 10 different fine art jewelry artists. I will be there Friday night manning the tables and drooling over all of the things I'd love to add to my collection. This really is not an event to be missed.

On the other side of Lovett's is a independent Italian restaurant ran by real Italians named Villa Ravenna! I must say, Italian is by far my favorite food but I've yet to make it to this restaurant but perhaps this weekend??? I hope I hope ;) My point in telling you this is so you can make a whole date out of your trip to the gallery!

ALSO, Lovett's is a super cool place in general! The atmosphere is relaxed, the music is always good and the men behind the counter are rad :) If you miss the show, you should stop by the gallery some other time to check out all of the awe-inspiring art that they have on display. They moved locations a little over a year ago and I must say, they did one hell of a job setting up this new gallery, it's quite the snazzy locale.

So go out and see an awesome show and support your local gallery!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A bit of history

One of the five bajillion reasons I find jewelry so intriguing is that it has existed as long as people have existed. The amount of knowledge one can learn from examining a piece of jewelry can tell one SO much about the history and advancements of a culture, the person who the bauble belonged to and of course plays an important part in the evolution of jewelry making.

I always get excited when I read jewelry news in the news. I found this article today about glass beads being found from the Spanish Empire of the 17th century. Check it out and reflect on how inanimate objects can be teachers to us all.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Baby Blanket Giveaway!

My mom is an avid blogger and has been for quite some time. Wellllllllllllll, not only is she a dedicated to blogging but she's also dedicated to crocheting! She's been on a baby blanket roll lately and is hosting a giveaway on her blog for one she just completed! You have until Sunday night (I think 7?) to enter and my dad will be doing the drawing :) Click here to enter!

I'll update much more quite soon!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Snow = The Best Anny Present

Greetings! I believe last time I posted I spoke about hitting the road for the anniversary weekend? Well, plans changed thanks to Oklahoma weather and we ended up staying at home and getting almost 10 inches of snow! It was SO beautiful and was a wonderfully magical way to celebrate our anniversary! Amazingly enough, it was almost all gone the next day!

This is the view, mid day, from my workstation.
It was PERFECT snowball and snowman snow! I can't tell you how many snowmen I saw melting away the next day when we got out! Another huge fan of the snow was our beast. He probably spent the majority of the day running around in it! It was actually his first 'big' snow. We sure got a kick out of watching our big black dog turn white and run around like the maniac that he is!

It was also fun to get bundled up one last time. Here's the old couple now ;)
In other news, IIDA (International Interior Design Association) is having their annual Fabulous Finds Auction and we are, yet again, a contributing donator of jewelry! What is so rad about this year is that their theme is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Design! What better type of event for us to be involved in!?! The two pieces we will have in the Silent Auction portion are this little sweety by April. I love the simplicity of it. It's one of those that can be dressed down or can be that certain amount of UMPFFF that you are needing in an outfit!

Then there is this little flower bud of a necklace that I did a while back. It's got the flower pin side detail and is made from all reused beads (as is the one above).

If you remember, I've been working on our wedding scrapbook which looks like it will take me until our next anniversary to finish! Ok, maybe not that long but it truly is a huge undertaking! It's so much fun to go through all of those goodies though :) AND not being able to work on jewelry at my workspace is getting me excited for when I can actually work on it again! I plan on working long and hard on the scrapbook tonight...halfway there!
I think now I will admit another reason why I haven't worked as much on jewelry's my newfound obsession with the show Heros. We started about a month ago receiving the shows through Netflix and we are truly HOOKED now. We're about halfway through Season 2 and aren't really let down by it like many said we would be. I will also admit that Sylar has been a star in some of my dreams lately! Not necessarily my favorite dream character to have rummaging around in your head but gives me lots to think about the next day! Oooooh, he's so freaking creepy!!!
I should probably get off the Heros subject or I will never stop! Have a great day/weekend/week.....