Monthly Archives: November 2012

Creative Color Challenge – autumn hues

For November, Louise chose “autumn hues” as our color challenge.  She was inspired while walking around Hoboken after Hurricane Sandy passed through.  She also wanted us to add pattern, again – if we were so moved!

After all of the jewellery I made for the Studio Show (which went well, by the way!) – I really wanted to play with something else.  So, I got out the watercolors, found a couple of intact flattish leaves outside and went to town!  I have to say, it was really fun and relaxing making this piece in my sketchbook.

Soon I’ll have get back to the grindstone, but it is nice to have a small break from the bench.  Here is the pattern that I was inspired to make based on Louise’s photo:

I’m really happy with how the background turned out. Since I’m not trained in using watercolors, it was an experiment in mixing colors!

As usual, I can’t wait to see what next month’s challenge will be!

Valerie

Etsy sale! Nov 23rd – 26th!

As I mentioned briefly in my last post, I will again this year, be having a special deal for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend!    Free shipping!  Which is quite a deal!     Of course, this is for you all who are not close enough to come to my Studio Show and Sale on Nov.… Continue Reading

“The Den Toronto” show

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon at The Den’s “Let it Snow” jewellery show.  It was fun – got to see school friends, meet new friends, AND see a long time friend who I haven’t seen in many years!  There were great snacks (lactose + gluten free!!)  and of course great drinks.  As I told you… Continue Reading

2nd Annual Christmas Studio Show and Sale!

I told you it was coming!  Here are the details: Firepan Jewellery Designs 2nd Annual Christmas Show One of a kind and everyday wear! Including – pearls, silver jewellery, gemstones, enamels and beadwork Nov. 24th and 25th 2012 11 am to 5 pm 1 Donahugh Dr., Fonthill, Ont.   I’m still working away, making new… Continue Reading