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Great Photos of Handmade Art Jewelry

Thanks to the talented Paul d’Andrea of PDA Photography, here are some great new shots of some of my work which you can view as a slideshow.

It’s times like these that being a metalsmith and making precision work is so exciting. The above work is obviously much larger in the photos than in “real life,” so you can see detail that cannot be detected, even while using my bifocal/OptiVisor double-magnification workbench trick. So, if there is a flaw, you can see it. None of these photos have been touched up.

You can also see, hopefully, that my work is lovingly handmade, one at a time. Maybe one of my pieces is right for you…everything in the slideshow is for sale, even if it is not in my online shop yet. Please press the “Contact Me” button at the left if you are interested in purchasing.

It really does make a difference having a pro shoot your work 🙂 and it just feel so good. Thanks, Paul!

Photos from Nancy Lee at Midwest Fashion Week

Scottish Rite Cathedral
Scottish Rite Cathedral

Fun, and I mean FUN was had at the Midwest Fashion Week runway show benefiting the Autism Society of America. Berny Martin sure did shine with his massive production that took place at the Scottish Rite Cathedral at 8pm Saturday. Catherine Fritsch, talented Indianapolis fashion designer and owner of Sweet Revenge Lingerie, coordinated with me and several other local artists as we showed our work on the lovely mezzanine area overlooking the mile-long (okay, it SEEMED like a mile long) runway.

Berny Martin takes a stroll down the runway
Berny Martin takes a stroll down the runway

After a bit of understandable confusion of models, outfits, vendors and placements, I finally met my stunning jewelry model Kasi Shelton. Catherine set me up with Kasi, and informed me that she could wear anything I could dream up, and that I could choose complimentary clothing – instead of the other way around. Wow! That was different, refreshing, exciting – scary. In that order.

Beautiful Kasi Shelton models jewelry by Nancy Lee
Beautiful Kasi Shelton models jewelry by Nancy Lee

So, I chose the new Rings of Saturn neckpiece and earrings I had just created, then selected the dress from the many options Catherine provided.

After doing that (and waiting until the last possible moment) I decided to add a bunch more rings to the necklace, and to the earrings. So I cut a couple dozen new rings in a couple of sizes and started adding them to the necklace…and you know what? I didn’t like it. So I took almost all of them back off again, eventually settling on the addition of two. Yeah, just two. And two more for each earring. Guess the original design was pretty good.

Kasi Shelton flaunts the Rings of Saturn
Kasi Shelton flaunts the Rings of Saturn

What do YOU think?

Comments from real people are always appreciated…

Rings of Saturn Neckpiece
Rings of Saturn Neckpiece, photo by Paul D’Andrea

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