Monday, November 22, 2010

Snowy Weekend


A great snowy weekend for staying inside, watching football and making cuff bracelets out of upcycled factory samples of leather.  Maybe not the best weather for outdoor photography....brrrrr.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I am asking for help for Elijah & Art Update


• Putting a SHOUT-OUT to All Other Craft/Art Persons - For my neighbor boy Elijah
   http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165105706853257
SEND ART/CRAFT DONATIONS TO: Elaine Castaneda at 15277 Cavalieri Road, Sonora, ca 95370

Working on:
• Looking for a way to remove liver of sulfer smell from jewelry. - did some searching - Cristie mentioned
   baking soda bath.  None of my jewelry here smells so I need to try it on a customer that has an item of 
   I made - says it smells like solder but, I'm thinking it's the patina?

 Need to Do:
• Start back in on my hammered and sculptured metal jewelry pieces to build back up my wiped out inventory!
• Goal - add or renew daily to my Studio Jardine Etsy Store.
• Double check to see if girls still want bling - Lisa (yes), Eileen, maybe.
• Ball Chain - bring to Caffe Blossom
• Finish leather cuff bracelets started last week.

Just Finished:
• Another order for Denene - new fix 2 broken - done and mailed.
• Dana's earrings - done and mailed.
• Send KL - check for shipping - and surprise - done and mailed.
• MORE - aceo print pendants for Caffé Blossom - delivered.
• More leather cuff bracel

 Pondering:
• See if I can build up my inventory & sell my jewelry at the George Post Gallery in Sonora.  It's an honor to be asked and I believe it would be a great place to sell my craft! : ) - Looking for a display!
• Think I may not do any events until next summer.  My inventory is low and my time is getting crunched.  Soon I need to start painting my 2013 Calendar.  Whether or not we have a 2013 -haha!

HELP:
Let me know if there is anything I'm forgetting! THanks!
Reneé

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What a messy gal!

Hey People.... it's been a lot of fun but, this is just getting ridiculous! I've been busting out the jewelry with out doing any straightening, putting away, or organizing things back where they go. Can you tell? Tomorrow's agenda: cook a turkey (no I cannot wait until Thanksgiving) and REALLY clean up my art room!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday, October 8th - Art Update

Working on:
• Looking for a way to remove liver of sulfer smell from jewelry. - did some searching with not luck yet.
• Artwork done or printed for the following pendants:
   Black miniature schnauzer 
   Denene - family photos 
   Tiffeni - coffee / foxglove 
   Hellcats 
   Twist Tea 
   SF Giants - images gathered - waiting on pics from customer who requested Giant bling.

Need to Do:
• Aceo pendants - put together and solder - complete with beads etc...,
• Dana's earrings - decided I need to do over so both side match better when cutting the ceramic pieces.  
• Start back in on my hammered and sculptured metal jewelry pieces to build back up my wiped out inventory!
• Goal - add or renew daily to my Studio Jardine Etsy Store.
• Watching for contest winners here to send out boxed cards. - sent 2 boxes out - need to know who to send to
for #470 & who all for #480
• Wrap up earrings for Eileen and Janet
• Lisa -show moonstone necklace to her for possible purchase.
• Send KL - check for shipping

 Pondering:
• The idea of having a booth at the High Country Hellcats Roller Derby bout at the High Country Sports Arena in   Sonora/Standard on the eve of Saturday, November 6th.  I think it could be fun.  I am awaiting the application and as soon as I get it I will make a final decision - not sure if they are going to have vendors now.....
• See if I can build up my inventory & sell my jewelry at the George Post Gallery in Sonora.  It's an honor to be asked and I believe it would be the best place I could sell my craft! : )

HELP:
Let me know if there is anything I'm forgetting! THanks!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Aquamarine Earrings - potential customer request

I don't do commission per-say so, when a customer wants something specific that I would like to do I will give them first rights of refusal.  This takes the pressure off of me (and the potential buyer) and I am never disappointed if they decide they do not want to purchase.  It's all good.

Dainty Aquamarine Earrings

stacked chips: $16
chips & and more: $18
includes tax and shipping

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A shout out for Anyone wanting Custom Bling......

I am putting a shout out to anyone wanting a custom picture pendant. The week of October 4th is picture pendant week for me. I have a very small working space so I make different styles of jewelry each week. This past week was additions to my Nature Inspired Collection and this upcoming week are picture pendant necklaces. Cost for a 1x1" picture pendant with some bead bling are $35 each - includes tax & shipping. Now is the time to put in your order (remember 2 images - one for front and one for flip side) That is, if you want a pendant sooner than later. And, if you don't have an image but, know what you would like I can help you find images. If you want to get a pendant order in email me at studiojardine@ymail.com


pendant materials:
•archival glass
•archival aceo gliceé prints (archival ink and paper - long lasting, water and fade resistant) 
• silver solder with a black patina applied
• beads are varieties of glass, crystal and shell.  NO plastic!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday, October 1st - Art Update

Working on:
• Ad for Tuolumne Township Newsletter
• Finishing up a few more necklaces for my new "Nature Inspired" collection.
• Looking for a way to remove liver of sulfer smell from jewelry.

Need to Do:
• Final edit on Senior Photos - done
• Pendant work to be done the week of October 4th
    -Waiting on images from Lori for possible pendant
    - Black miniature schnauzer pendant
    - Denene - family photos
    - Dana's earrings
• Start back in on my hammered and sculptured metal jewelry pieces to build back up my wiped out inventory!
• Waiting on recent Rio Grande order
• Watching for contest on my Facebook Studio Jardine page for winners to send out boxed cards (see photo).

 Pondering:
• The idea of having a booth at the High Country Hellcats Roller Derby bout at the High Country Sports Arena in   Sonora/Standard on the eve of Saturday, November 6th.  I think it could be fun.  I am awaiting the application and as soon as I get it I will make a final decision - not sure if they are going to have vendors now.....
• See if I can build up my inventory & sell my jewelry at the George Post Gallery in Sonora.  It's an honor to be asked and I believe it would be the best place I could sell my craft! : )

HELP:
Let me know if there is anything I'm forgetting! THanks!
Reneé

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

An addition to my Nature Inspired Collection - "Moon Drops"


My Etsy Store - Getting Ready for the Holiday's

Today is my last local market sale for the season.  It has been a great year.  Thanks to everyone for their support and friendship.  My efforts will now be turning towards my Etsy Store, hoping to have some holiday sales and.....well....my Etsy Shop needs my attention regardless.   I just added a few items this week and here is what my store front looks like today.  Stay tuned for more.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Rain Cloud" - Inspired by Nature featuring labradorite, quartz and iolite.

An addition to my Nature Inspired Collection - "Agate Envy"

This one-of-a-kind necklace feature Banded Agate, frosted peach glass, black shell, prehnite, serpentine, tiger's eye, peach amber and green suede.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday, September 27th - Art Update

Working on:
• Finishing up a few more necklaces for my new "Nature Inspired" collection.
• Pendants for Denene - 2 with family photos
• Ceramic earrings for Dana
• Looking for a way to remove liver of sulfer smell from jewelry.
• Finalize LV - school pendant order form
• Organizing senior photos - yes I do photography too! 

Need to Do:
• Black miniature schnauzer pendant
• Start back in on my hammered and sculptured metal jewelry pieces to build back up my wiped out inventory!
• Denene's pendants (2) of family photos
• Make jewelry inspired by a catalog of very cool, earthy and VERY EXPENSIVE pieces.  I won't bother mentioning any names & I won't ever copy exact but, I know I can do some just as great pieces for way less and mine won't be just exclusive - it WILL be on-of-a-kind! - This is my "Nature Inspired Collection" - done and still working on.  Trying to get the hang of incorporating different materials such as leather etc....
• Waiting on recent Rio Grande order

 Pondering:
• The idea of having a booth at the High Country Hellcats Roller Derby bout at the High Country Sports Arena in   Sonora/Standard on the eve of Saturday, November 6th.  I think it could be fun.  I am awaiting the application and as soon as I get it I will make a final decision.
• See if I can build up my inventory & sell my jewelry at the George Post Gallery in Sonora.  It's an honor to be asked and I believe it would be the best place I could sell my craft! : )

HELP:
Let me know if there is anything I'm forgetting! THanks!
Reneé

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The First in a New Collection......

Nature Inspired......"Picasso Earth" necklace using upcycled leather, vintage chain and Picasso Jasper.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Studio Jardine • Blog blah: It's getting sooooo close!!!!!!!!!!

Studio Jardine • Blog blah: It's getting sooooo close!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthborneArt

It's getting sooooo close!!!!!!!!!!

One more market for the season left next Wednesday and I am actually looking forward to some down time.  Getting down and doin' a lot of jewelry making that is!  I went to one of my favorite local shops and got some beautiful strands of gems and one of a kind pendant gems for a start!  My inventory has taken a big drop - thanks to all of my wonderful customers visiting my booth and buying from my Etsy store.  CAN'T WAIT - CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!   Cleaning house, wood pile ready for winter (thank you hubby & boys), exchange out all the annual flowers to violas, pansies and more that I just bought this morning....THEN final organizing touches on my artroom......one last market AND WAHLA....Let the creating begin!

In the photo are also broken ceramics by Dana Morton of Earthbourne Art.  I can't wait to see how it goes; my first try is making Dana a pair of earrings.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

From Treasure to Treasure!

I'd have to say this is from one man's TREASURE to a major score!  THANKS AGAIN DAD - My yard sale guru!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Graphic Work

Some of my graphic work......

Monday, August 30, 2010

The finished product - Aceo Print Pendants

The pendants are all dressed up and ready to go to market.  Every Wednesday through the month of September in Tuolumne Memorial Park from 4-7pm or call and make an appointment.  Some of the pendant in this photo are custom orders and donations.  Two of the Summerville Bear pendants will be available for auction at the "Feed the Bears" event this November.  For more information about The Summerville High Foundation click on "Aceo Print Pendants" above.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Aceo Print Pendant Necklaces....the start

Spent the last couple days hunting and making aceo images - 34 of them for 17 necklaces. Now for the solder experience - this is how I roll.  Stay tuned for some finished product.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Upcycling

Here I took what would of been a discarded clip on earring and made it into something new.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Our Sunday Drive

You know you are a lucky girl when you go out to take a Sunday drive and this is what you get to see!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Inspiration from my yard for my newest necklace design

I took some photos of a dragonfly in my yard a couple of days ago and it inspired me to create this hand cut , hammered and etched copper necklace.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

More Back Yard Inspiration

This weekend we made an old tub into a koi pond.  When the heat settles we'll plant some things around the base and prettier it up some more.

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Creations for this week.....

Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Handmade Wire Wrapped Necklace
Dark Star - Handmade Necklace.  The star portion is up-cycled from a vintage clip on earring.

My Necklaces are named from song titles.  Can you name the bands?

What the New G4 iphone can do for you, even if you don't buy one!

Studio Jardine I will share a marketing idea with you. While waiting for my husband for lunch in 104 degree heat I decided to pop into an air conditioned apple store. While there I messed with every G4 iphone I could, brought up in safari the front page of my Etsy store and left it there. So anyone who picked up the phone next and opened safari got to see my stuff first. One way to leave a calling card!

Monday, June 21, 2010

My new thrift store find!

It may look like a bit of a tight spot but, it works great for me.  Especially now that I have been able to switch out a folding plastic table for a vintage wooden desk....and now I have drawers!  There is even a nice, stable pull out for when I need more table space.  I really scored on this after looking for months.  Thanks to our local Humane Society Thrift Store in Sonora, California.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

An earring tutorial

The link to this tutorial will take you to an Etsy Shop - BobbiThisAndThat..... I searched for a long time for some nice floral beads to use in items like this one and I ended up getting all of my floral shaped beads from her store.  She is really great to work with.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Girls are All Dressed Up and Ready to GO!

Some things I bring to a Craft Market



My business cards & hand out about my jewelry (what it is made of and how to take care of it).

Monday, June 7, 2010

ONE DAY A YEAR! Wicked Arum Flower Blooms!

And today is the day.  This Arum puts off a strong smell of rotten flesh from 2-4 hours and attracts many bees and flies...... as well as my dog Odinn.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Farmer's and Craft Market Season

It has officially began..... hanging up flyers today!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

So happy with my booth banner from vistaprint!

I am really happy how my sign turned out!  Here are photo's of my sign work up and the actual sign that I got moments ago!!
I created the banner in Photoshop and easily uploaded to vistaprint.  The actual sign matches closer in color and saturation than what my photo shows.

Dust and Repair for Farmer's Market's

Getting ready for my first Farmer's Markets of the Season.  I won't be able to make them this week since it is the last week of school for my son Klavey, who graduates this Friday!  Next Wednesday June 9th I will be at the Tuolumne Village Market from 4pm to dusk and on Friday June 11th I will be at the Twain Harte Farmer's Market from 4-6:30pm.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our Fun for the Weekend & celebrating Klavey's Birthday & New Jewelry

New Jewelry Additions - Can you Name that Band? Hang on Sloopy Handmade Necklace & Dragonfly Pendant - Handmade sculpted aluminum.

My youngest son, Klavey

It is dumping rain outside!  Suppose to be a beautiful weekend.  Today I am making food, food, food for the weekend.  And, doing my best to add some more jewelry to my Etsy store.  We are going to have a fun three day weekend.  Saturday my youngest son, Klavey is turning 18.  Next week he is graduating high school with a 4.35 GPA.  He is in honors english, chemistry, and his second year of calculus.  The white sheep of the family!