Showing posts with label pawildsartlive. Show all posts
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Thursday, December 10, 2015

News from the PA Wilds Artisan Trails- BRANDING

being a part of the branding process
Change is coming to the 'WILDS'. Yesterday's branding forum held at the Elk Country Visitor Center was such a success with member's faces from all over the region including artists, artisans, gallery owners, advisory committee members, etc. in attendance.
The discussions were in depth covering the how and why certain branding strategies will be implemented as we delve into the process through the upcoming months to be carried out over the next 3 years.
Brainstorming was a big part of the day while they wrapped their brains around the 'unique' nature of our membership.

This is SWELL's Greg and Staci's last day exploring and will be heading off to McKean County stopping in Laughing Owl Press, C.J. Spirits, Kinzua Viaduct,. The goal was to give them a well rounded experience including studios, galleries, restaurants, wineries, breweries, visitor's centers and small companies along the trail. The 12.5 county region would have been daunting. 


Such an exciting adventure we have a head of us!
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What is on Your Jeweler's Bench Wednesday

Today in the studio I have taken the bench shear to 18 gauge copper sheet metal to cut strips for bangles.  Love the Pepe bench shear with the time saved by not sawing or using a cumbersome set of hand shears to cut one after the other.  The edges are beautifully finished with only needing a good hammer polish to take off a slight burr.
1.forming in the press 2.texturing on the stump bench 3. formed bangles and strips ready to be formed 4. close-up of texture
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Thea's birthday strip March 15th

Thursday, January 15, 2015

What is on Your Jeweler's Bench Wednesday

Well, yes, 'TIS not Wednesday , but I was really excited about the new techniques being used at SDAJ this new year and yesterday was a bear.  With the additions of some new equipment such as a hydraulic press, rolling mill and coping saw making this jeweler's life tons easier, the ideas and pieces are rolling off the bench like butter.
These photos were shot just before dark which always brings in a blue cast so hard to edit the way I want but, here they are in all their blueness.

Stump bench with new saw pierced tree pendants, press formed extra wide bangle and branch examples
Good quality tools, honest to Pete, make all the difference in the studio and on your body.  You will never regret paying a bit more for them, one of those things you should not scrimp on.  If you can't get the best tools, get the best you can afford at the time.
sawing station with Knew Concepts jeweler's coping saw and placement of flexshafts
Group Description
Every Wednesday or a Wednesday that you happen to remember post to your blog or other social networking venue that you frequent, a photo of what is on it for that day and link back to this group.
You might want to describe what you are making or not it is up to you :) Just call it 'What is on Your Jeweler's Bench Wednesday' and you are good to go.
This group will be a collection of those photos which we all need and love for I am hungry for all the eye candy I can gather up.
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New found tip for the week
This day, while punching out 4 sizes of copper discs, I had a notebook on the bench with an eraser floating there also.  While punching nothing was moved off the bench top on this day, after the first punch hardly any marks were left on the sheet of copper.  Hoot, hoot it was a super day in the studio!
Usually I saw or cut strips off of the large metal sheets to not get indents when hammering, which is a b**** just to let you know, lol.  Sometimes being lazy pays off.  
I am sure all of us would love a bench shear or guillotine shear for this purpose, am I right. 

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Not oxidized as of yet or even tumbled.  I am in LOVE! More about the designing in a future post.
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