Wednesday, December 29, 2010
What can I say, after a year working on RAD seeing the year end leaves me with mixed emotions. In some ways it's felt like ten years, in others only a few months. But regardless of how it feels there are only a few days left!
Rachelle Stromberg (of Mike&Mary) has been doing a count down and I can't wait to see day 1! Something about a countdown- always great. Here are her rings so far.
Day 359 Brass & Sterling Silver 7... Merry Christmas RADers!!
Day 360 Brass 6... sechs is what the ring says, 6 in german
Day 361 Copper & Sterling Silver 5...
Day 362 Sterling Silver, CZ and Pearl Today's 4 rings on yesterday's ring.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
“RAD 353 Emerald Green” Copper, pottery shard
“RAD 353” form folded, copper, enamel
“RAD 360” Red Blood Cell, copper
“RAD 159” Silver and Lapis
“RAD 129” Secret Santa, pure silver
“RAD 350, 360, 361” Flat rings, brass, copper, aluminum, and silver
“RAD 254” plastic straw
“RAD 356” carved purple potato
“RAD 204” leafy ring in the melting snow
Monday, December 20, 2010
EtsyMetal WOA Charm Necklace has sold and the proceeds have generously been donated to help fund the Ring a Day exhibition upcoming at the Punch Gallery in Seattle!
A big thank you to Marylouise Barros-Niska (Etsy name MLBN) for your purchase! I hope you enjoy the fabulous necklace!
And a deep thank you to the artists who generously donated your time and creativity to the project! Thank you Kathryn Cole, Inbar Bareket , Stacey Hansen (Wildflower Designs), Amanda Conley – (BijouGirl) , Andrea Ring – (AmuckDesign) , Kira Ferrer and Victoria Takahashi (Experimetal) !
It is much appreciated!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
17 more days and I will have 365 rings. It’s as exciting as it is disturbing. RAD has made me so crazy that I often long for the day it will be done and I can take a break and not think about what kind of ring I will make today. And then I freak out because RAD has become like eating, if I stop I’ll surely die, ok a bit melodramatic, but I have become addicted and obsessed. What will life be like without RAD – I picture lonely, cold days, huddled under my blanket going through withdrawal… ok, I’m on a melodramatic theme; maybe a retrospective is due. I have made and seen made rings from flowers, paper and fire, conceptual rings of shadows
and seaweed, stone setting, wild stone setting,
Pre-enlightenment I’ve achieved through RAD:
- Big projects are more fun to do with a group
- Complaining is ok, just keep going
- You have to wade through a lot of crap to get to the cream
- You do get to the cream if you keep going.
Check back on the 31st for the answers to the meaning of life!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
A few days ago I was struck by the beauty of Kest's (Vagabond Jewelry) Ring a Day. The photo was striking. The candlelight against the window was moving. I almost felt as if I were there in the room. They were in celebration of Hanukkah.
When I asked her about her rings, she said "There's something about gathering around a fire- no matter how tiny- that feels very homey. I've meant to make myself a menorah for years, now -last year i stuck my candles in a baguette- and RAD seemed like as good an opportunity as any. After eight nights, I'll solder them all together and have something to remember this year by."