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Handmade Jewelry – Introducing "The Ceremony of Tea "

Just finished several pieces in my new line of jewelry called “The Ceremony of Tea.” Completed just in time for the journey to Arrowmont School in Gatlinburg, TN, to fabricate a teapot from metal in a workshop titled “Delightful, Diminutive Teapots.”

Handmade Sterling and Moonstone Tea Ceremony Necklace by Nancy Lee
Handmade Sterling and Moonstone Tea Ceremony Necklace, alt view, by Nancy Lee
Sterling Silver Tea Leaves Earrings, handmade by Nancy Lee

The whole teapot fabrication thing has been on my mind for weeks! Driven to distraction while preparing for the trip, I decided to create this line as a way to commemorate the impending journey. The instructor is John Cogswell, a fabulous teacher from whom I have received instruction twice before, as a student. This time around, I am happy to be participating as Instructor’s Assistant – and also a little nervous. Will I have time to actually fabricate the teapot I am envisioning? Or will all of my time be spent looking for scribes and hammers and sandpaper? Or maybe I’ll have plenty of bench time, yet my pokey, meandering ways will allow the sands of time to drain from my Cinderella hourglass, and and I’ll go home with a spoutless teapot belly with no soul.
All will be revealed to me in due time. Departing tomorrow morning for Arrowmont, as the next adventure in my story unfolds.
In the meantime, enjoy these photos of my newest work! These can also be found in my online shop – click HERE for more info.

Progress Photos of Handmade Jewelry for "Tea Ceremony" Line of Work

It’s getting close! Here are some progress photos I’ve snapped over the past two days while creating my new line of work to honor all things tea. The new work will be part of the “Tea Ceremony” collection. A brief but fun look. The whole process is getting me excited for my trip to Arrowmont this weekend to assist instructor John Cogswell in his “Delightful, Diminutive Teapots” week-long intensive workshop. Nervous and excited. Enjoy!

Progress Photo – Sterling and Moonstone “Tea Ceremony” Necklace

Progress Nearly Complete! – “Tea Leaves” Earrings – Sterling Silver

See My Work in a New Way: PATTERN Paper

What an honor to be invited to have my work in this beautiful, classy and creative publication. Some of my big Double Layer Copper Cuffs and some (recycled) Fur and Silver Rings were used. Have fun looking – my jewelry has never looked this high-fashion before. Big love! (If you must hurry, go to Pages 42-43.)

Open publication – Free publishingMore fashion

Thanks to the warm and brilliant duo of Nikki Sutton and Polina Osherov for inviting me, Kathy Davis for coordinating the photo shoot and doing the stunning styling, the beautiful model who work my jewelry, and Larry Ladig for his gorgeous photography. All part of the PATTERN Indianapolis Fashion people, a fully engaged group of people with lots of good mojo.

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