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Stacking Rings With…

This week, my dear friend, amazing artist, and super fun person to be around, Langdon Graves, has put together what she would wear with the Stacking Rings. Here’s what she had to say about her selection:

“September and October in New York are packed with gallery openings, which means I tend to dress a little sharper and also that I have to do a lot of walking.  I went with Indian Summer-inspired pieces to wear with my stacking rings because I’m not quite ready to let go of lakeside afternoons.  But paired with tights and a jacket, these will transition well into cooler temperatures.”

1. Capital Top in amber, Cut Away Skirt in pine, Filly Designs  2. Sculpture Dress in pine, Filly Designs  3. Soph Sunglasses, American Apparel  4. The Warren Wallet in natural, Shelter  5. Stacking Rings, Bittersweet Project  6. Carson Oxford in black, Frye  7. Multicolor Stripe Sock, Missoni  8. Simple Cardamom Lip Balm, Marble and Milkweed

New Earrings and Process Pictures

The long awaited Dragonfly Wing Earrings are now available in my Etsy.

I thought I’d share a little about my process and how these earrings came to be. The idea for them came about when I saw a beautiful dragonfly outside my studio on a sunny summer day. I began by doodling a rough idea. Then I go into a computer program to draw out the design as a vector graphic. After I have a vector design I hand saw it out. In this case I cut it out of brass.

I wasn’t entirely happy with the look of them so I tweaked the design slightly and re-cut them.

Once I was happy with the design, I sent the file off to have them laser cut out of stainless steel. When I get the parts back from the laser cutter they are pretty rough, so I spend some time cleaning them up.

After they are cleaned up I solder the sterling silver posts onto them and do the finish work.

Head over to my Etsy Shop to get a pair, and to celebrate the release of these earrings I’m offering free shipping through the end of the month. Use the coupon code “SEPTEMBER12” at checkout.

Cellular Ring With…

I’m getting excited about fall. It’s my favorite time of year, and I love fall fashion since I love layers. Here is my selection of what I’d wear my cellular ring with.

1. Sterling silver Cellular Ring  2. Umens by Humanoid  3. Listen Knit Sweater by Weekday  4. Italian Lurex Scarf by Love Quotes  5. 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans by Gap  6. Martina S Ankle Boot 7. The Charlie Bag by Olive Tree Textiles

Also, I used the free “Inky Photoshop Brushes” by Ez at Creature Comforts for my title. Thanks Ez.

New Earrings and a New Space

Last week I created these new silver basket earrings. They are big but very lightweight. They will soon be available on my Etsy.

I also had company while making the earrings. Sadie, joined me on my bench for a while. Since I’ve been back in Seattle my studio has been out in the garage, so I keep the door open while I’m working, and Sadie was pretty content just to sit and watch what was going on outside.

On Friday, Stephanie and I found a studio space in Ballard. We are pretty excited about it. It’s a nice large space. There are two other artists in the building – both painters – and a maritime IT guy. On Sunday I painted the floor, and yesterday moved my stuff in. Now to get everything set up.

Gold Plated Lovelies

I’m excited to say that I will now be offering my lace collection in 14k gold plate with a satin finish! These items will soon be available on my Etsy site, but if you would like to order before they are on there, just email me (info[at]bittersweetproject[dot]com). Items from my other collections will soon become available with a gold-plated option as well.

Weekend is Over

My weekend began by finishing up a wedding quilt for my friends Stephanie and Brandt. Then we spent a good deal of Saturday at their wedding reception. The quilt is throw sized, all cotton, sort of free-formed. The color palette for the quilt was inspired by Stephanie’s lovely jewelry.

Then Sunday Dan and I went with a couple of our friends on a hike, to a lake, up in the Cascades. It was about an hour drive from Seattle and a 2.5 hour hike total. We saw a lot of nurse trees and some snow pack. It was kind of funny to think that it’s August, 80 degrees out, and we’re walking around on snow.

In this last image there is a young tree growing off of the upper nodule on the old tree. Also the young tree is possibly a different type of tree than the older one.