Sketches… on my drawing board

As summer prepares to burst forth, once again
I’m captivated by the tiny winged things that inhabit the coming season
with their magical presence.  As they grow outside my door, they often seem to grow in
the studio as well. Lately, I’m enthralled, and my latest obsession coincides quite nicely with a feature that my EtsyMetal team periodically offers on our team blog, called the Blog Carnival. In this feature, a team member (thanks Rebecca!) proposes a theme for members to post on simultaineously, and the theme for Monday, May 16 is:  Pages From Your Sketchbook. So here is a peek into my sketchbook – which is really more of a sketch pile.  At the end of this post, you’ll find a list of additional EtsyMetal team members who are participating in Monday’s Blog Carnival and offering a peek into their world as well.  I’m looking forward to seeing what some of my colleagues have in store!

The piece to come is based on a monarch butterfly… following these little sketches and cut-outs, sterling models have been fabricated and await all the fussing and refining required before some test castings can be ordered.  It does
look promising – and slowly – will come to life as the process unfolds. Much like
the season that has inspired this little endeavor, there is nothing to be gained in hurrying it along,
it will come soon enough.  I hope you’ll take a look this summer when the final piece will be ready to emerge in my shop.

See my what our EtsyMetal Blog Carnival participants are up to…
enjoy a peek into their sketchbooks on Monday:

Adobe Sol Designs
Lichen and Lychee
2 Roses
Beth Cyr Jewelry
Kate Jones Design
Erin Austin Design
Nodeform
Michele Grady Designs
ES Designs Jewelry
Quercus Silver
Evelyn Markasky Jewelry

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5 Comments to Sketches… on my drawing board

  1. May 16, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful examples and photos of this idea! I love how you have the paper butterflies pinned into the erasers, like specimens.

  2. May 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    So intersting to see an example of your sketchbook! Wonderful!!

  3. May 17, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    beautifully drawn wings, can’t wait to see the final piece!

  4. June 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Love to see how your ideas evolve from start to finish. I am also a lover of the creatures that come alive as summer descends upon us – I saw a day-glow green teeny tiny spider the other day and was thrilled, still wondering what kind of spider it was.

  5. Barbara Barba's Gravatar Barbara Barba
    August 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    It was wonderful seeing how your jewelry takes shape. I look forward to seeing the finished piece. Each of your pieces that I have is so special. I am so glad that you are continuing your craft.