Many years ago my Aunt, also an artist, had written a few travel art books who lives in Paris France was telling me of a book idea she had. She wanted to write a book about wrought iron gates around Paris. I never really thought much of gates until she mentioned her project. That really intrigued me and since then I notice all sorts of wrought iron gates, fences, stair railings, all things ornamental iron. With social distancing and many business and events shut down in my area I have spent some fabulous creative time in my studio. I found some black steel wire that had been floating around in my wire box for several years, maybe even since 2006 when the price of silver went from $5.00 and ounce to $40. and ounce! Back then I realized it was time to experiment with alternative materials but that wire didn't fit into the puzzle until now. Welcome Ironworks Collection! This collection uses black steel wire that I twist, turn and forge into earrings, pendants, necklaces and bracelets. It is lightweight, easy to wear, easy to take care of bold yet simple and just downright fun to make! Thanks to my Aunt, Patty Lurie for inspirations 20 years later!
A few weeks ago my friend Tamara came over for a visit and wanted to lear how to enamel. I had just moved into my new studio so all the enameling stuff was scattered about which forced me to get that all sorted. We enameled for 2 days, make jewelry and had a great time! Today with social distancing all the rage and my stores postponing their orders I'm playing in the studio and creating some fun new enamel and steel jewelry! I'm having so much fun playing with materials I haven't used in years. The challenge is to create new work without buying any materials, only what I have in my studio.
Hi, I'm Laura, I'm a creative that likes to create! I work in metals and mixed media for the most part but have been know to dabble in other mediums to keep creative juices flowing!