Monday, October 24, 2011

Paula McNamee's Jewelry for December Show

These nature inspired brooches are made with soldered brass and copper, sterling silver wire, beads, charms, and drawings in bezels filled with resin. Stephanie Lee's online class called Homesteader's Metalsmithing is wonderful workshop with great videos and PDF files. All the skills needed to make these brooches were learned in this workshop.

The safety deposit box word keys are flooded with solder, metal letter stamped with added hand soldered jump rings, beads and a bit of fiber. Words become keys to life, a reminder to dream or play. Many artists select a work for the year to guide their artwork. These words can be powerful affirmations and tools for change.

Wrapped leather bracelets feature different sizes, beads and colors. They are fun to wear at any age.
See more of Paula's artwork on her blog- Dreamcicle Journeys.

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