So where am I headed? Having done this over the past 10 years or so, I have much stronger sense of what my strengths and weakness are as well as what I'm willing to do and what I'm not. If you've been following my blog, through this transition of work activity, what's remained for the most part has been my Monday posts. That's my passion. I love being inspired by and sharing the art jewelry that I come across during the week. But I also want to be able to step back and create more of that. I'd joined the Boston Metal Clay Guild in the fall of 2010 and I intend on using base metal clay in some of that (like the earrings below).
But I know that there is also a need for components in jewelry, especially something a little more artful. So I purchased my dream machine - the Durston rolling mill. I've been experimenting with textures and hope to soon add these not only to my jewelry, but also my supply shop. (http://naftalisupply.etsy.com)
Here's a little sample of some of the textures I've done with the mill. I haven't nearly had enough time to spend creating textures with it but I've always got an eye out for that special item from the hardware, fabric or craft store!
Through this busy transition, I plan on continuing with my Monday posts and my Out of the Studio posts because they seem to be what most of you want to see and hear. So stay tuned for what's in the works for Naftali.