Change of Artistic Passion

Monday, February 8, 2010

I thought I should probably post on here that JMW Jewelry is basically no more. During the period where I tried to start seriously selling my work I discovered that I really didn't like doing it for money, and it pretty much burned me out on jewelry making, at least for now. As I said a couple of posts back, I've been back in school, so that has been taking up most of my time lately as well. I actually switched my major to Digital Photography, and I think it's the best decision I've made! I LOVE it! :) You can see some of my work at a couple of places online: deviantArt & Flickr Both have different purposes, so be sure to check out both.

Maybe someday I'll get back into my jewelry making as a hobby, but for now I wouldn't expect any updates here. Sorry guys!

Summer Metals Classes!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hey guys, I'm going to be teaching this summer at the Indianapolis Art Center! So if you live in the area and you're interested in learning metalsmithing, or know someone who is (adult or teen) pass this along!!

Beginning Metalsmithing, Saturdays 3-6pm, June 13th - August 8th (no class on July 4th)

Beginning Metalsmithing for Teens, Monday thru Friday, 3:30-5:30pm, June 22nd - 26th

Chain and Chainmaille for Teens, Monday thru Friday, 3:30-5:30pm, June 29th - July 3rd


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Okay, wow, I'm so sorry that I completely disappeared, guys!! Life has had some changes for me, and I haven't been doing a whole lot of jewelry lately.

I have actually gone back to school! It was a rather sudden decision, really. I wasn't finding any kind of a job, whether it was full-time or part-time, and I was getting frustrated. Plus I really didn't want to be an administrative assistant for the rest of my life. So I did a lot of thinking and came to the conclusion that I wanted to go back to school for Graphic Design. I started to contact schools in December to see what my options were around the area, and before I knew it I had committed myself to a school, and sooner than I had ever thought possible! I started classes on January 12th, about two weeks after I met with the woman!!

And I cannot even begin to tell you how much I have been enjoying being back in school and learning so much!! I know, I'm weird - I enjoy school. I definitely have a new appreciation for it now, doing my second degree, and with a real goal in mind. I should be done with my Associates by the middle of next year! :)

Classes have been taking up a lot of my time, obviously. I still haven't found any kind of a part-time job, unfortunately. I'm hoping I can get a school job this coming quarter.

So yeah, that's why I've been MIA! If you're interested in seeing some of what I've been doing in my classes, check out my deviantArt account here!

Also, I wanted to let you all know that I am selling a bunch of rubber stamps! My mother (& I when I was younger, too) went through a major rubber stamping phase for years, but lately has been doing scrapbooking and just using mainly her saying and letter stamps, so she gave me a bunch of stamps she never uses anymore (some used to be mine, too). Most of them are from Stampin' Up, and most of them are nice wood stamps. My mom took really good care of hers (the ones that were mine don't look as nice, but they still work perfectly!).

Anyways, if you are into rubber stamping and/or scrapbooking, go check them out here! I've already sold a few. Those that don't sell in the next few months I will probably try selling on eBay, so if you like something don't let it just sit there!

Folded Flowers

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Today I am going to feature someone who is a friend of mine. We've never met in person, but we have gotten to know each other through our blogs, and there really seems to be so much that we have in common! One of the things we have in common is that we both love to create.

She has an Etsy shop called LLillardDesigns, where she has a few different kinds of things listed, including hair clips, bath salt sachets, and photographs - but my FAVORITE thing is her origami flowers.

She sells them as a bouquet of 6, but will take custom orders! I think these would be PERFECT for a wedding! As a centerpiece, as part of the favors, or even as the bouquets themselves!!

And I have to show you a couple of her photographs, too:

Be sure to check out her shop to see what else she has to offer!