We are thrilled to announce that lapidary artist Jeff Fulkerson be teaching Boho Bling Earrings next month. Jeff is an award-winning artist and contributor to Jewelry Artist Magazine and has taught at the Museum of Man, Granite Hills High School, Bead Fest, Oskadusa and many other venues. When he's not busy creating gorgeous jewelry and teaching he's working on a series of instructional books and videos - he's amazing! He has studied with many great Native American artists including Richard Tsosie (Navajo), Jesse Monogya (Hopi/Navajo) and Michael Cheatham (Cherokee). Read Jeff's full bio.
We're pretty darned excited to be sending off our very first official advertising buy! It's with Metalsmith Magazine and will be appearing in an upcoming edition. The top left photo was taken at Anneville Jewelry Lab back in March and features talented young metalsmith Lincoln Hatfield learning uchidashi from Ford Hallam. The second photo shows Anne marveling at student Yoko Rover's uchidashi gourd during Ford Hallam's class. From there we showcased the work of three of our instructors. The first image is of Anne's 18k gold "Butterfly" mokume gane ring which was a special commission for Hiroko Sato-Pijanowski. Next is Bette Barnett's stunning "Discovery" ring featuring her signature steel & gold work with a gorgeous boulder opal. The next piece is a copper/brass/sterling silver mokume gane box by Anne Wolf and the last photo is Ford Hallam's exquisite tiger tsuba with its minute gold and shakudo inlays.
We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the hard work and generous contributions of our makers (Karen R., Karen F., Susan, Abby), shopper/donors (Alix S., Geraldine, Jaime, Jeremiah, Andrew, Peter, Jeremy, Luz, Rosalva, Helen, Gabrielle, Amber, Michelle, Nichole, Cecilia, Karen, Beth, Jean, Anne T., Carol, Ame and more), neighbors (Ron and Gary), teachers (Anne, Julie and Alix) and others, we have now raised $520 for Jewish Family Services to support the Downtown Migrant Shelter. We have one day left in our campaign so I'll update the tally on Wednesday with our final figure. #GoTeam! Continue on to see photos and learn more about JFS.
Join us for our monthly open studio event to liberate your toolbox, score some great deals and help our community! We'll be collecting donations with every sale for the Jewish Family Services Downtown Migrant Shelter.
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As Anne was preparing for SNAG (the Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference), I finally had a chance to go through my photos and put together our first brochure. The primary job of any brochure is to clearly communicate one's offerings and carry the brand message, so that was my main goal. Conceptually, I really wanted to highlight the community that we're working to create here at the Jewelry Lab. To that end, I was thrilled with some of the photos I've been getting with our new Canon 80D and put them to good use (although several images are just iPhone 6 shots - can you tell which are which?). A third imperative was to make our brochure more than simply a marketing tool. We knew wanted to make it something fun and useful so people would want to put it right up on their studio wall, and I think we succeeded.
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.