Supercalafragalistic Jewelry at Harold Studio

Happy Friday to all our friends!

It has been a super week at the studio!  Classes are keeping busy and creating lots of wonderful jewelry.  

Reminders:

Please remember to wear close toed shoes and to keep your hair pulled back.  I know the temperatures are warming up and it is tempting to put on your favorite flip flops but your feet will not be happy with you if they get cut or burned by a piece of metal.  If you come in with open toed shoes you will not be allowed to work in the studio.  (I know, we are mean, but really we just care about you!)  :)

We will be closed this Sunday for Easter.

Upcoming Classes:

Jewelry 1:
Beginning Friday, April 25 11-2
Beginning Sunday, May 18 12-3

Jewelry 2:
Beginning Thursday, April 24 12-3
Beginning Tuesday, May 20 6-9

Tip of the Week
When checking for a gas leak with the torch, you can use water and dish soap.  If you get bubbles, you got a leak.  Turn off tanks and check your hook ups.

Do you have questions for us?  We would love to hear them.  Post them in comments on this blog or on our Facebook page and we will answer them in next weeks blog post!

Have a great week!



Nina made this fun flower pendant in Jewelry 1 using heat patina, texturing, and rivets
Karen made this great flower pendant in Jewelry 1 using rivets.

Love this magnet made by Sara in Jewelry 1.  She did a fantastic job sawing this out and riveting.

These earrings were made by Stacy using tube rivets.  Love the movement they have.  So pretty hanging on the ears.

Sue made this super cute turtle using texture and rivets.

Some beautiful cabs that Louis is in the process of making.  These are Arizona Jasper and Agate!

Sea Love Pendant made by Sue.  Love her love of the sea!

Janet did a great job sawing and soldering this Fleur De Lis!

Melanie made this gorgeous copper ring in Graduate Studio!  I love her detail work.  

These tube riveted pendants were made by Steve, Ginger, and Janel in Jewelry 2.  They did a great job!
Girl's Night!  These ladies had lots of fun on their girl's night at the studio.  They made beautiful Cabochon Rings  (shown below).




Abby made this cute dog bone pendant in Jewelry 1!  Cody approves this project!

Danielle made this fun geometric pendant in Jewelry 1.

Will did a great job of making this sun in Jewelry 1.

Cody is once again freely handing out kisses.  Ginger doesn't seem to mind!  

Get out of the Heat and Make Jewelry

Happy Friday Everyone!  Hope your week was wonderful!  With the temperatures rising, I spent the week inside the nice, coo, comfy studio.  The orange room is taking shape with some new stools and exhaust fan.  Soon we will have a torch or two back there.  

The 3rd Annual Laveen Festival of FIne Arts will be taking place May 16-17, 2014 at South Mountain community College Laveen Center.  You can enter two pieces of art for $20.  For more information you can visit:  www.laveenartleague.org

Tip of the Week:  Use a mixture of alcohol and boric acid when soldering.  Alcohol and boric acid will prevent fire scale and will keep your metal clean so that your solder will flow better and there will be less clean up from oxidation during heating.  Just dip your metal into the mixture before you heat it up.  Repeat each time you solder.

Here is this weeks pictures.  Enjoy!



Laura made these super cool earrings and ring made out of shell casings.

Tuesday night's Jewelry 1 class created these fun pieces with texture and heat patina!



Lisa, Lorina, and Deb made these great tube riveted pieces in Jewelry 2.


Johanna and Danielle working hard to make the stools look fabulous!  Thanks Danielle for all your help!


I rarely post pictures of my own jewelry but I couldn't resist this week.  I made these earrings for my beautiful daughter.  She is going to prom on Saturday night.



Michelle and Danielle had some fun with their masks.



Cody says have a fun and safe weekend!

Tip of the Week

Happy Friday!  Lot's happening this week at the studio.  We had new Jewelry 1, 2 and 3 classes start and lots of people in during open studio.  I love to see the studio buzzing with activity!  

We are getting ready to add a torch in the back room along with some stools for the benches.  We hope to have the back room ready to go in the next week or two!  

Don't forget to sign in to open studio.  You can find the blue glittery book on top of the water cooler.

Tip of the week:  Put a small scrap of leather in your toolbox.  Leather is great for setting your piece on so that it doesn't get scratched.  If you find your piece of jewelry is getting hot when filing or using the flex shaft, use a piece of leather to hold onto it.  You can also use a tiny piece under a cabochon stone if you find that your stone is too low or is uneven.  We would love to hear your tips.  Comment below with your tips!!!



Love the colors of these enameled pieces created by Vera, Lori and Maria in Jewelry 3!

Deb did a great job die forming these pendants!

Jewelry 1 had a rocking night getting their riveted pendants complete.  Love the shapes!  Great job Will, Danielle, Abby, Erin, and Miriam!

Danielle working hard to get some fabulous pieces created!  Glad to see she is practicing safe jewelry making with her mask!

Had a fun knot ring workshop!  Didn't their rings come out great!

Katie and Nina created these awesome earrings in their first Jewelry 1 class.
Sneak peak at some of Danielle's new pieces.  Love her use of color!  Stay tuned for the finished product.

Cody is super relaxed and says have a chill weekend!







Geometry, Clean Lines, Modern, and Industrial Equate to Some Cool Jewelry

It has been another beautiful week in the studio!  Of course, when you are surrounded by fun people, amazing jewelry, and doing what you love how can it not be great!!  I am attaching a link to a cool exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum.  It is a collection of pins that were worn by Madeleine Albright.  It runs through April 20 and admission is free on Wednesday afternoon/evening. 


Here is this weeks collection of jewelry!  I love seeing all the different designs that students come up with after taking Jewelry 1 and 2.



Copper textured earrings made in Jewelry 1.

Super fun copper cuff bracelet made by Danielle, one of our key renters.

Danielle modeling her cuff.

Love this pendant made by a Jewelry 1 student by soldering and stamping!

Keum-boo pendant.  Love the geometrical shapes!


Beautiful Keum-boo earrings made by Lynn, one of our part-time studio renters.  

Nellie did a great job on her pebble ring in Jewelry 1.

Great set of jewelry made by Ann.  These pieces have clean lines and are super cool!

Super funky bracelet made by Wenda in open studio.  Love the industrial look.

Diana from Jewelry 1 brought in another horse bridle that she attached a turquoise cabochon to.

Diana did a great job on her pebble ring!

Love this leather, copper, and silver riveted bracelet made by Stacy!

New Classes, Cool Jewelry, Kitties, Horses and Cody

It has been another beautiful week here at Harold Studio!  Classes are busy and lots of super cool jewelry has been made.  Cody has received lots of love and is in a much better mood.  Whew!  We even had a special guest the other night who didn't want to leave, Chester the kitty.

We have lots of classes starting in the next few weeks!

Jewelry 1:  Tuesday 3/25
Jewelry 2:  Monday 3/24, Saturday 3/29, Friday 4/4
Jewelry 3:  Wednesday 4/2

There are still spaces left in each class!

Here is the week in pictures:

Nellie and Tricia finished these fabulous ball rings in Saturday's Jewelry 1 class!

Monday night's Jewelry 1 Class all finished their ball rings!  

A silver honeycomb necklace in the making! Carla did this in Jewelry 3 during casting.


Kylie made these beautiful rings in Jewelry 1.

Ann made these fun rings in Jewelry 3!  The colors are fabulous.

Loving this crescent moon necklace made by Danielle and modeled by Ann! 

A pendant made by Louie. The stone is Moldavite from the Czech Republic. Moldavite is the only known green tektite in the world.

Emily in Jewelry 1 made these great earrings.  She used hard boiled eggs to get the beautiful patina!

Tube set earrings made by Vera in Jewelry 2!  I love the combination of copper and silver!

Jewelry is not just for humans!  Love this concho made by Diana in Jewelry 1 that she put on her horses bridle!

This kitty entered the studio when we were trying to leave.  I think he wants to take a class!

Cody giving Lynn lots of love and slurpy kisses!


Cody has his smile back!  He says have a great week!