Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Handcrafted Jewelry Cover!
I went on an internet hunt to find the new issue of Handcrafted Jewelry and was surprised when I saw my necklace, "Autumn Bliss," had made the cover with jewelry greats, Deryn Mentock and Sherri Haab! I can't wait to see the issue to enjoy the work of the great artists in this issue. But, for my part, you'll find step-out photos of the Painting with Fire process of torch firing and the making of the necklace.
This all took place in the Spring, well before my photo shoot at North Light, which really educated me on the importance of recording "hand movements" in detailing a process. My son, David, took all of the step-out photos. He did a great job and also has become an expert enamelist ... without a doubt he's my equal. I think it's that fine motor control of the musician (guitar and drums) that contributes to his finesse. In fact, some of the enamel beads in the necklace are ones he created.
Painting with Fire really is a family business. I'm just waiting for Laura to take over the financial part of the operation. She's well into advanced statistics and accounting classes in college and wants to start sitting for the CPA exam in the next year. Boy, do I need her. I rib her, "Hurry up ... or you'll be visiting your mother in jail!" I subscribe to the shoe box method of record keeping. Actually, it's more like the credit card statement of record keeping. If it isn't on the credit card statement, it didn't happen!
Do you have any record keeping secrets you'd like to share to keep an old lady outta the slammer?