I just pickled and oxidized my pieces with some liver of sulfur. This finishing technique, reacts with the copper, adding color and even blackening some of the areas on the shapes. I added some silver findings and decided to make these into earrings. They remind me of sweet tiny bird feathers.
April 05, 2016
April 03, 2016
In the process of cutting and sewing some new handbags for the LPDstudios.
April 01, 2016
I have a client, an avid fisherman, who caught a shark last summer. Wanting to "mark the occasion" with a memento, I was asked to design and create these custom necklaces for him and his children. All necklaces come complete with the initials of each family member, the date of the capture and the actual sharks tooth. The tooth is attached with a bail, creating movement in the piece, instead of the traditional method of wire wrapping. I Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
March 25, 2016
I just did the first test run in my new kiln and made some bronze metal clay dog tags. The tags have just been removed from the kiln, can't wait to clean them up and put them in the LPDstudios shop.
March 23, 2016
Here are some copper metal clay shapes that I am going to make into earrings.