Saturday, May 28, 2016

On a break --- Back 6/16/16

I hope everyone has a great couple of weeks... since I don't have any shows until June 18th ( when we have another FABULOUS! Farmer's Market ) I'm taking some time off.  I'll be back approximately June 16th.  Til then, Just hang out with our fur-friend and have a great time!

psss.... if you need some jewelry ( or other art) before then, then run! run! I tell you - down to Five Monkeys.  While I won't be the featured artist for June like I am for May, I'll still have a selection of great Mechanical Romance items on display!  Five Monkey's represents 60 or more Iowa Artists most months, so lots of great stuff you can get.  

Below is the T-shirt my daughter just had to have, as modeled by my mom: 

Just one of the many wonderful bits of iowa art you can buy at Five Monkeys.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Some bling for farmer's market

Well it looks like bling this week at the market, Jerry and I will be there bright and early at 7am to noon. We are located on Court Ave in the 100 block-- right in front of the Polk CO Admin building.  So swing by and say hey-- and I'll say Hey right back at ya

This piece incorperates vintage clock and watch parts, a vintage broach and crystals.  I'll take me some sparkies with my steampunk today.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Farmer's market this weekend!

pssss..... I'll be at Farmer's Market this weekend.. Sat May 28th.  Then I'm taking a 3 week break from the business, and be back at Farmer's Market on June 18th.

Here's a couple of newer earrings.... I admit it's been hard creating stuff since my Pop died, but this weekend I actually got some earrings done and some commissions... and I need to work on those Leaf bracelets I started at Five Monkey's the week before.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Gallery event was a success!

Well I had a blast at my gallery reception at Five Monkeys on Saturday, and I want to thank each and everyone who stopped by to say hi to me and all the other fab artists that had showings that day.

Not only did I get to gab and met terrific folks, but I actually did get some work done... I'm working on another round of my leaf bracelets and here is a sneak peak of one, all it needs now is the clasp and chain...

I'm also please to announce I'll be at the gallery through June at least, though if you want to see the big display you need to go this month!  

next up on the Five Monkey's Calendar is another artist reception this Friday... Shane S. Francis, so come out and support your local Iowa Artists!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Gallery Event at Five Monkeys This Sat!

OK, I'm excited... I'll be at Five Monkeys This Saturday 12-4 and I'm bringing tools and stuff to play with! woo hoo!  I'll be there to answer questions, adjust jewelry and generally just gab...

and I'm not the only artist scheduled for this weekend, Praireland Herbs, Girl with a sword and more will be there during the same hours, and that evening another artist will be featured.

Actually that's one of the things I really like about Five Monkeys... there is something going on every weekend.  Fun artsy stuff... my kind of place.... See ya this weekend!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

french lady earrings

Had Farmer's Market today, and I must say the weather was much much better than originally promised by the weather gods... way to go Weather Goddess!  (when the weather goes right, she's a she... and when it's wrong.. it's a guy.  Seriously, what other way could it be?? )

These lovely earrings are fixed mistakes.  My original design had something else going on, and the hole got messed up on 1 of the Fleurs.  So they turned into French Ladies.

Eh.   I recycle everything when it comes to jewelry!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Look MA!! I'm in a Gallery again!!

I'm very very very pleased to announce that I'm again in a gallery...  a very well respected local gallery -- Five Monkeys!

Actually I'm one of the featured artists for the Month of May, which is pretty darn exciting actually.

Five Monkeys promises to be a very good experience for me as an artist -- it's all local central Iowa artists, and Dina ( the gal in charge and owner) has special events scheduled all the time.

Here's a sneak peak of my display in the gallery for May:
 As you can see most of the jewelry is from my Mechanical Romance line, and I've peppered the display with "future jewelry" -- mechanicals that Jerry hasn't taken apart yet.

Five Monkeys is having a open house this Friday to celebrate the expansion of the gallery space, and the next Saturday  (May 14th, noon to 4pm) I'll be one of the artists on site.. I'm planing on bringing a few things to play with and of course tools to make adjustments on jewelry.  Both nights promise tons of fun and art, so if you are in the Des Moines area.. stop by for gosh sake!!   Located at 4211 Chamberlain Dr, Des Moines, IA ( across the street from the shops at Roosevelt, close to the playhouse )

Sunday, May 1, 2016


Hi Ho, I'm Kermit the frog... wait no...
sorry, I just had a Muppet moment, it was the enthusiastic Yeah!! after Farmer's Market -- I love the original Muppet show.  I just couldn't get into the new version. Since it doesn't seem to be on anymore, I'm guessing I'm not the only one who couldn't.  But the original?? classic!  Nothing beats Kermy introducing some new guest -- with the yeah! and the hand waving.

So imagine that sort of enthusiasm for the start of Farmer's Market .
Anyway, here are 3 earrings just ready to go for Farmer's Market.  All involve vintage watch bits.

I'll see ya there bright and early, starting at 7am , this Sat, 5/7/16.