Where can you find me? Thought I'd share.
Things are getting interesting.
2012 End-of-year Schedule
What's up in the workshop lately?
It's been a busy week. These are some of the cuffs I've been working on -- finished ones to the left, and a pile of just-started ones to the right. There is also a half finished foldform pendant underway, a big one that is turning out super cool; will try to post it next week.
I also HAVE to share my latest thrift store find. This monster vise was TEN BUCKS. OMG.
So. Much. Fun.
Jeesh. I have completely lost track of time this week. Just realized it's Wednesday evening and I owe a post. I came home from my workshop determined to torture myself with pennies.
Making stuff out of them, that is. They are SMALL. I should practice fold forming on reasonably sized copper sheet, instead. Why pennies, you ask?
This all began with a visit to my daughter in Washington, D.C., after the workshop. We did a lot of sight seeing -- I just never grow tired of the art, architecture, and history, and I love to sight-see there. We visited the National Cathedral (an amazing place) and hanging in the gift shop was a statement that it's legal to elongate / reshape U.S. coins. I've always wondered about this, having heard it's a crime to deface money but knowing perfectly well that there are machines where your penny can be flattened and stamped with a design. I just never bothered to look up the details.This led me to do some reading. There is debate right now about whether to take pennies out of circulation completely. Also, pennies made pre-1982 are copper, but midway through that year they began making pennies with copper-plated zinc (so I'm using older copper pennies.) There is also a good possibility that nickels will be made with cheaper metals in the very near future, since the scrap metal value is higher than face value. Some people think it's a good time to hoard them, in fact ;-) Not sure if you're snoozing yet, but I found all of this FASCINATING.
And I decided to make some jewelry out of pennies and nickels:
NOTE: I've noticed that lots of people visit my blog after searching for fold forming. If you're one of them, please also visit http://www.facebook.com/foldforming , and join our community.
I've also been working on a wedding order this week. This is a comb and matching pearl bobby pins for the bride:
And that just put me in a hair mood, so I decorated some more little combs and pins. Since I had a hair appointment today at Element of Dublin
(my fav-ever salon) I took them with me... and they bought a nice selection! So now you can find SueLacy Designs at Element, on Frantz Rd. in Dublin. :)
So that's what I've been up to... lately I just want to stay up all night making stuff ;-)
Who knew April would be so cold and dreary, too? Rainy day after rainy day. I took a peek at the forecast, though, and -- if you can believe the meteorologist -- the weekend will be sunny and beautiful here in Columbus, OH... Bike trip beautiful. Wouldn't that be fun? I am ready.
Meanwhile pulling my head out of the (rain) clouds, I am preparing for Thursday's awesome Just-in-time Art Event in Worthington. Just making a few extra little things to take with me, like these hoop earrings in copper and silver. I made myself a 2" pair in copper a couple weeks ago and I just love wearing them. They are big enough to be fun, but also feminine and light. So simple.
This is a 2 minute video about the event. In it, you'll see some sample work from my four wonderful event partners too. Even if you're not local, take a quick watch. I don't mean to be an Animoto commercial, but that's what I used to make the video, and it's the bomb. And, their 30 sec videos are free. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq93Vcij9Fs
Anyway, I do hope you'll stop out to The Candle Lab, Worthington, this Thursday April 28. It's 4-8 p.m. and House Wine is also doing a wine tasting event right next door.
Just-in-time Art Event
Thurs April 28, 4-8 p.m.
At The Candle Lab
646 North High Street, Worthington, OH 43085 Watch the video
(under 2 minutes)Come for a
n evening of hand crafted gifts in plenty of time for Mother's Day, spring weddings, June graduations, or the cutest baby in your life-- from these great local artists and craftsmen:SueLacy Designs:
Handcrafted jewelry by metalsmith and designer Sue Lacy; Sue will also be Candle Lab's featured artist during June, July, and August! http://www.suelacydesigns.comHandmade by Andrea Baker:
Handbags, business card cozies and more. http://andreabaker.etsy.comInfantaisle:
Original, unique, practical yet hip handmade baby bibs, teething bibs, bib clips, bean-shaped burp cloths, wee pads, snack pods and pop pods. All machine washable and dry-able. http://infantaisle.etsy.comHoneyrun Farm
: Pure raw honey, herbal infused honey, and handcrafted soap produced in Williamsport, Ohio. They strive to produce environmentally mindful goods by taking a step back in time into small-scale farming. http://www.honeyrunfarm.com/Rush Creek Mosaics:
"Pique assiette" mosaics, a technique using broken vintage and retro china, pottery, tiles, glass, and found objects. http://rushcreekmosaics.etsy.com
This event will be just plain fun, and we'd love to see you. It's a hopping location; make a night of it! House Wine next door is having a wine tasting event that same evening. And of course with Graeter's on the other side... a new cupcake shop across the street... great bars and restaurants everywhere... you just can't go wrong!
I am featured on Greg Turner's blog on the Fringe Outfitters web site on Feb 1, 2011. Greg, thanks for the great interview! Check it out here
And, Greg was interviewed by Columbus Alive
recently for their a-list series.
This sterling silver and freshwater pearl necklace was featured with the interview.
Come out to a great launch party on Dec 19th for Fringe Outfitters, a brand new fashion business getting off the ground right now in Columbus. I am partnering with this exciting new business to provide their jewelry. How cool is that?!! [UPDATE: read the press release from Metropreneur Columbus!]There will be music, food, and a beer &wine bar -- all complimentary. It's an opportunity to participate in an exciting new launch, support local business, and enjoy the company of friends in a fun party atmosphere! What: The official Fringe Outfitters launch party
Featuring SueLacy Designs
When: Sunday Dec 19, 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: Wild Goose Creative
2491 Summit St.
Columbus, OH 43202Please join us and please spread the word to friends. This party is open to the community and is kid friendly!! As an added bonus, Wild Goose Creative is also displaying some great art in the space, by talented local artists from Etsy Team Columbus. Two events in one! I'm so excited about this partnership and I really like the company vision. The focus at Fringe Outfitters is on pulling together a great clothing and accessories line from suppliers that offer sustainable, earth friendly products. An overriding theme is Columbus pride, and giving back to the community. Check them out at http://www.fringeoutfitters.com
And don't forget...
See SueLacy Designs at the Ohio Craft Museum through December 23rd!
(see previous blog post for details)