I'm in top gear getting a bunch of new pieces ready for Arts in the Park this weekend (July 9 and 10). It's an awesome show on the waterfront in Belfast. Come see me and all the talented artists from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Here's a sneak preview of some of the things I will have there.
I got the enameling bug and these earrings are some of the results.
Below is a closeup of one of a pair of earrings I have been working on for quite a while. They are enameled with the plique-á-jour technique, in which the enamel is wet packed into cells in the metal with no backing so the light can shine through. This was my first attempt and is my take on a lupine.
I also will have several new bronze pieces, as well as many in silver.
Next week I will start my stint at the Bangor Outdoor Market. It is a fun market in downtown Bangor on Thursdays from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. There is live music every week. It's really worth checking out.