New Project!!!!! Owl Flower

I am currently working on another owl project.  I just finished a couple of commissioned pieces for a friend and that got me in the mood to try something a little more tedious and time consuming - and ultimately more rewarding.  So I got out an original sketch and my light projector and went to work.  Here are a few pictures of the progress I have made.

It's an owl flower, or mandala, or whatever.  Hubby says I draw a lot of circles.  I guess it's true.  I love to make these flower drawings, they look to me like figures gathering, dancing, around one center, one goal, one fire, one story.  Maybe they are getting ready to sing their heart songs. 

I will update when I have made more progress.  I plan on loading a few extra photos onto my Flickr photostream, so check it out if you wanto to see more. 


Lark Book Review by Lorena Angulo (and Giveaway!)

One of my favorite jewelry making artists is having a giveaway of two excellent books on metal jewelry making.  Stop by her blog for a chance to win!!!!

If you are looking into a hobby or career of jewelry making, I suggest you stop by Lorena's blog and have a looksy.  She reviews the following books in the Lark catalogue.  Since she already owns two of the books Lark sent her to review, she will be giving away the copies of those that she received. 


Please go to Lorena's blog post for more details.  There you can comment for a chance to win. 

Love handmade jewelry?  Lorena makes the most beautiful jewelry inspired by Mexican culture and folklore.  Check out her Flickr photostream and Etsy shop!