Sunday, 9 March 2008

Pisces

This is what my jewellery table top looks like most of the time. The jumble is a necklace in progress.



The usual chaos of my studio, so many projects all at different stages.



The finished product. Another necklace to go on my Etsy . The lovely pearl fish, hence the name Pisces, were given to me by Judy . I actually made the wire rings, soldered them, then flattened them, I really enjoyed making this piece.




This is the one that started it all, this is mine, it's made from lots of old beads I've collected over the years, my own hand made beads, found objects, old earrings, even a picture of my grandchildren. I think it's become my mascot, people regularly say, 'I don't remember your face, but I remember your necklace'. It's not the lightest piece I've made but I'm used to it.




These are some of my hand carved stamps and stencils, photographed on some of my papers that I've used them on. This is for Michelle Ward's Street team crusade No 18 . This time Michelle is asking people to show their hand made stamps and stencils, so here's mine. I still have quite a few more, probably on one of my table tops somewhere.



Thanks also to Marie and Penny for tagging me re seven more questions about myself, I'll really have to think over this one.

44 comments:

Ursula Clamer said...

Lovely looking necklace Ro, I love the soldered rings. Your studio is amazing...but I have said that before, I love how it is a hub of activity. Your hand cut stamps are great and I know they come a treat in your artwork. Ux

azirca said...

Oh my, your studio is wonderful! So many treasures to look at.
Your latest necklace is striking, it's quite tribal looking. You must have spent ages making the wire rings, it was worth the effort though.

Waltraud said...

A great studio, you can be happy.
And I love the brown necklace.
Regards
Waltraud

Judy said...

Yes indeed its such a great studio and I love the Pisces piece!!!

Sharon said...

What a delicious trip through your studio this morning. I could be so at home there....playing ART.
I would love to see you in that necklace. It is stunning. So it the new one. Just beautiful.

michelle ward said...

Ro - what a great visit with you today! So fun to see your glorious workspace - love the state of disarray - means you are hard at work! And those windows! We all covet those. Thanks for sharing your terrific stamps and stencils with the street team. (If it's your first visit to Ro, scroll down through the posts to see she uses them all the time!) Just fab - the jewelry too!!!

Susan said...

Oh I am so glad you posted your stamps! I save & print all of your pages showing the steps for decorated papers, journal pages, & altered books. They all share your wonderful stamps and it is delightful to see them dancing across a work space. Thank you so much for sharing studio pictures. I think studios are so much more vibrant seen in their working condition rather than in a"show" state. Your blog is one of my favorites. Thank you again!

Cath Sheard said...

OMG how amazing - what an incredible space you have. And your jewelry is stunning. Thanks for sharing your carved stamnps with us - I think they look well used.

Steph said...

Wowww I love your chaos and your jewelry !

Karen Cole said...

What wonderful work Ro. Your studio is my kinda place, yes indeed.

Your necklace that started it all is such a fabulous piece. I would love to see how it looks on. How about modeling it? :-) What a treasure of items.

...and the stamps.wow

Kel said...

Gorgeous necklace, gorgeous studio - glad to know I'm not the only one that has works in progress at all different stages. Thanks for your comment on my linocut faces - your stamps are lovely, classic. I recognised your name when I saw it in my comments list - I wonder from where.

Lisa H said...

I was about to comment when the photo of your studio sucked the air out of my lungs. Amazing!
Love the carved stamps, Ro... the layers of ink and paint make them little works of art before they've even touched the paper.

Warmest Regards..
Lisa H.

Julie said...

The necklace is beautiful! I love the fish motifs. And I love your studio. It looks busy and interesting.

katie said...

i loved taking a little tour of your studio - great workspace! and all those beautiful stamps you've carved! gorgeous jewelry, ro...
xo katie

Abby Creek Art said...

I LOVE your studio, Ro! xox

Holly Loves Art said...

Beautiful necklace and I LOVED looking at your amazing studio! A great creative space! Also enjoyed reading about your class below. Looks like a lot of fun.

Have a great week.

Holly

LostLuggage said...

What beautiful jewelry!!

I especially love all of your carvings! What a great collection of images- just great!

Jen Crossley said...

Love the pisces piece Ro awesome I love the look of your studio.I have also tagged you RO
Jen

PocketSize said...

Beautiful necklace! You're so lucky to have such a big beautiful studio.
Your stamps and stencils are great! I love the designs.

Chris said...

These are bold! I love those diamonds; that's one of my favorite patterns. And your studio is really filled with light and color. It must have great energy. Thanks for letting us see. I'm a studio voyeur.

jo said...

Your studio is just amazing Ro! How do you keep all those beads under control??! I never fail to tip mine all over the place! Love the Pisces piece, the soldered rings really make the piece.
Your handmade stamps are fantastic, it must be so much fun whittling away at the rubber and coming up with a design that can be used over and over!
Take care and see you in May.
Jo xoxo

ArtKat said...

Your handmade stamps are wonderful, and your studio is marvelous! Hope to come back and "visit" you here again soon! :)

sharon young said...

Lovely new necklace, Ro, love the hand made rings.
Your stamp collection is amazing, no wonder you make such exciting artwork.
Thanks for the link to Michelle's blog, I'll dfinitely be back there soon.
Hope you get to the UK soon , you must drop by when you do, I'd love to meet you face to face :-)

Megan P said...

Just love your stamps Ro. What an organised looking studio! Mx

Maralena (AKA: mcdc3s) said...

Oh I love your studio... thank you for showing it! I can't wait to get mine all in order... maybe in a week or two and I will show mine too. I love your necklace! What a unusual one of a kind... You are such a talent... so many things! I am doing Michelles Cut it Out too. :) xxx

JuliaRose said...

Hi Ro,
Thanks for your comment!....
Did I tell you I have signed up for your class in May?...I can't wait!!!!...
I really need some help to lift myself out of the tonal colour zone I work in , and get more exciting with it all!!..

Love your workspace, mine looks like that too most of the time, but then I get all prissy and tidy up...Love a white canvas..so special a feeling...
Your lovely jewellery too, so boho elegant, love the pisces and the rings are like bubbles arn't they?....
xx

vintage moon studio said...

Oh wow.... the necklace is just fantastic, Ro!!! Love the stamps - something I have been meaning to try - thanks for the inspiration! Deb

Jo Wholohan said...

your studio is amazing ro!!! love it, a place to get lost in :)) love your latest jewelry!!!

Casey said...

Your papers are stunning!!!T hanks so much for sharing your amazing studio and beautiful stamps! Now I'm off to look at your Etsy store!

Loudlife said...

Those stamps and stencils are positively inspirational! Wow. Really amazing work. Thanks for sharing.

Also - Looooooooooove your studio and your necklace(s)!

Laurie

Ruth Rae said...

so much eye candy at your blog!
I love all your new jewelry!
I got to see your work in the journal
that Kristen has right now. what a treat for me to get to see your work in person! when your journal is here in Califorina, I will add a little treat in it just for you :)

your studio looks a lot like mine... I guess it must be a jewelry girl thing! with all the little piles of this and that all around us and the little scraps of wire scattered all about :)

belindaschneider said...

good to see i'm not the only one out there with piles and containers everywhere and working on several pieces. last pic is my fave though, just love handcarved stamps

Gaby Bee. said...

What a wonderful studio, great workspace! Your stencils and handcarved stamps are fabulous. Love your jewelry, very elegant!

Elizabeth said...

Ro!
Pisces is EXQUISITE!! you have inspired me to wrap a few pieces of my very precious sea glass- much better than leaving it sitting in a jar buried up my studio mess!!
You know how much I love your stamps!!
you are an endless source of inspiration for me!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Michelle said...

I love your studio! There are so many treasures there!!

Robyn said...

There is an industrious buzz about this post that is so inspiring, I'm having to hold myself back from rushing off to create some art. Pity I have to go and make lunch instead.

Kim Tedrow said...

Love the studio, love the stamps, your necklaces are incredible-they are treasure chests you can wear. Great work -Kim

carin.c said...

Awesome studio - love that you have so many windows and projects going on... inspiring!!!
Oh and the stamps are very cool. I need to make some more.

audrey h. said...

Ro...I always love seeing where people create so thanks for sharing that pic. Your necklace is absolutely stunning. I am in awe. And wowser to those carved stamps :)

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Rockin' RO! that studio is amazing! Thanks for a peek inside, the stamps are incredible. I'm a big fan of your papers. Hopefully I'll catch part 2 of the stencil crusade... the pink doll is coming along nicely (stop by). I may just miss out on this months crusade (bummer) but def. am taking in the eye candy/tutorials/art! Happy Easter, Monica :)

Ann Christine Dennison said...

I really love it when artists share pictures of their studios. Your makes me want to be there and experiment. It feels dynamic and inspiring!
Your hand carved rubber stamps look fantastic too!

Eva said...

I love your carved stamps! Your blog is lovely! Lot´s to se!!!

Fiona said...

Fabby stamps and what a fabulous studio!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

ohhhhh now i have studio envy!


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