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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Maire Dodd ... Enamel Expressions

Mary Jane Dodd's jewelry is some of my favorites.  I love the way her use of enamel serves as an accent to her metalworking.






Mary Jane has used one of the techniques from the book ... the no-solder bezel ... to create this gorgeous piece.  A hole is punched in the metal and the sides are raised to create the bezel.  I think her enamel cabochon looks like a semi-precious stone.  Please visit Mary Jane's blog for more details about her work.  I'm so grateful that Mary Jane is a part of this virtual book tour ... I find her work to be "rustic romantic!"

16 comments:

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

Her work IS amazing!

In the Light of the Moon said...

So beautiful!!

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

These leaves are unbelieveable, I love them!
I'm a follower (of both blogs) and enjoying the V-book Tour, but I was unable to comment on Maire Dodd's blog :(

somethingunique said...

Hi Barbara, i am so excited about my kit & book i have ordered i can't wait to start my "Painting With Fire" journey with you & fellow artists, and i have ordered from Mary Jane"s several times & her work is stunning in person she & her blog are a real inspiration...i look foward to checkin out this tour
ttfn Lana:)

Doris said...

Very inspiring - so inspiring that I'll head up into the little studio to play a bit once I sign off here.

Sally Anderson said...

This is such a great book tour but to bad you won't get the frequent flyer miles! ;-( Loved stop one on the tour and how Mary Jane uses enamel. Can't wait for all the other stops!

moonlitfantaseas said...

Mary Janes enamel work is very inspiring! And creative!

Cynthia said...

Hi Barbara,
I pre-ordered the book (& now have it). I bought the kit from you and attended your demo at Beadfest. I bought my MAPP gas. All that's left to do is set up a fireproof table and start painting with FIRE! I'm really looking forward to doing it, especially after meeting you, and watching you - it really does look easy, but that's probably because you were doing it!

Cynthia said...

Ooops! I forgot to mention that I am already a follower of your blog!

Shirley said...

I really love her subtle hints of color. It was an eye opening experience for me to see her post this morning.

Createology said...

I do follow both blogs and enjoy them very much. The amazing pieces each of you create truly inspire me. I will be traveling this blog hop to see it all. Thank you for sharing.

somethingunique said...

Hi Barbara...my kit has made it's long trip across the boarder into Canada...thanks so much for the speedy delivery..i can't wait to get started!
ttfn Lana :)

LindaK said...

Thank you Barbara for doing this virtual tour. Maire Dodd's work is wonderful!

mairedodd said...

and thank you barbara for so many things... for bringing me along on the ride, for inspiring me to try new things - and for teaching me how...

Jennifer Cameron said...

She really does beautiful work! I am so glad to be introduced to it. How does it feel to inspire someone so creative and talented?

Anonymous said...

Hey, we love what ya'll are doing with the enamels - beautiful and inventive. Have any of you tried painting directly with fire? My husband and I flame paint copper just with a torch. We get intricate patterns and colors on copper with the torch...Skip has been called the father of flame painting. Check out our website. We teach and would love to get our hands on some of you guys who are interested in going this direction as well. Go to www.coppercolorists.com and check it out...blessings!!!