January 07, 2021
I just love using the chemical "liver of sulfur" to darken my metal. Every time I brush my metal with this chemical its like magic. If this process was done in a factory, the end result would be the same, because the conditions would be monitored for every piece i.e.: the temperature, the amount of water, even the measurement of the chemical. But I am a studio artist, so with every new piece of copper I brush will the liver of sulfur, I feel I am creating a small piece of art. Click on the photo and watch a video of Lisa change the bright color of copper to the beautiful colors of yellow and dark purple.
December 08, 2020
I love the "hands on" etching process that I use to create these beautiful Holiday Ornaments.
My friend Sephi, of ARTZOOO cuts out my Red Brass, Copper and Silver Nickel shapes. After I clean and file, I begin by drawing my designs directly onto the metal with a paint pen. The ink from the pen prevents that area on the ornament from being etched.
Next, I prepare the etching solution using kosher salt.
Then, I hook up the converter that will generate low voltage current.
After plugging in the convertor, the salt water etching process begins. The electric current slowly erodes the copper from the metal, making the drawing take shape.
To learn more about the process click on Salt Water Etching.
July 25, 2019
One of my favorite things is working and creating in my studio, but its a very rare summertime activity for me. I am usually enjoying time with may family because soon enough, everyone will be back in school. I have been working on a new jewelry collection, combining many mediums like leather, copper, gemstones, pearls and sterling silver. I just love all the textures, colors and different levels of shine.
I have recently started taking notes on the process writing down directions, sizes of components and even the paint colors I use on my leather.
The iridescent green fresh water pearls are just gorgeous and will compliment my copper and hand painted leather pieces.
The finished product is our Leather and Copper Trumpet Vine Motif Earrings with Iridescent Green Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Beads.
Explore the LPDstudios Leather and Metal Jewelry Collection.
June 27, 2019
Summer has officially arrived and my time in the studio has come to a screeching halt. Because of this, I was able to take a road trip to Niagara Falls Canada. The falls are just incredibly amazing, I just could not take my eyes off them. They where so dazzling, inspiring, beautiful......and wet. There are just not enough adjectives to describe these wondrous icons.
May 28, 2019
This amazing event is located in Historic Boiling Springs. Come celebrate the towns 33rd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival. Rain or Shine from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m, hundreds of juried artists, come out and see the talent.