Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dream Job

Ok, well really, I have my dream job, but if I ever had to get a new job and I could have my dream job, it would be this dude's job...Chief Photographer for Public Relations at Disneyland Resort. I wanna cruise around Disneyland in the wee hours of the morning taking photos!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Spring is springing!

Spring is itchin' to bust out BIG in my backyard!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Stamped Metal Jewelry; Creative Techniques & Designs for Making Custom Jewelry

It's done....YAH! I spent the last year or so working on a book about stamping on metal and other metal techniques that work well with stamping to create jewelry. I am super excited! It's done and available in the Interweave Store for preorder.

Here is the blurb they wrote about the book :)

Metal stamping is one of the hottest trends in metal jewelry. Using purchased metal stamps and sterling silver blanks, you can personalize your metal jewelry designs with words, textures, and creative designs. Lisa Niven Kelly, creator of the online Beaducation workshops and website, specializes in the technique and has been teaching stamping for more than six years to enthusiastic students. Although stamping is a simple technique, the right tools and skills will help you create professional and exciting results.

Stamped Metal Jewelry teaches multiple metal stamping and texturing techniques, and the projects incorporate wirework and metalsmithing to create fabulous necklaces, beads, charms, bracelets, cuffs, and earrings. The book opens with an extensive section on stamping, wirework, and metalsmithing tools and techniques. With these skills, you can begin the inspiring jewelry designs with confidence. Nineteen projects cover a variety of techniques and designs such as creating charms, incorporating stamped links into beaded projects, making stamped links from flat wire and wire-wrapping them together, stamping on blanks and layering them, riveting, texturing metal, oxidizing, and more. In addition to Lisa's projects, the book features contributions by nationally known guest artists Tracy Stanley, Kriss Silva, Lisa Claxton, Kate Richbourg, Janice Berkebile, and Connie Fox.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Victorian Scroll Bracelet

Tada! Here is my final piece for Hooked On Wire. I loveth it!