Dipping Into A World Of Color

Liquid Enamel Class Held December 14-15, 2013 Sometimes silver just isn’t enough. Enter the varied and intriguing ways color can be introduced into jewelry designs. In the midst of holiday shopping, baking, decorating and all things celebratory, students showed up to learn about the mysteries of using liquid enamel. I say “mysteries” because it has […]

Tool Talk

Do You Have Trouble Filing Straight? If you have taken a class with me or if you have seen me work, undoubtedly you have seen me use a miter vise. My Ohio pal, Debbie Brown, introduced me to the toolmakers vise, a kissing cousin to the miter vise. What I like about this tool is […]

Design Talk – Andy Cooperman

In Design Talk with Deb Karash she mentioned Andy Cooperman as one of two people who have had a major influence on her work. This is what she has to say about him…. About Andy, well, I adore his work, the beautiful surfaces, attention to detail, his sense of humor. As a teacher, he is […]

Design Talk

Meet Deb Karash. She is a studio artist living in the beautiful hills of Bakersville, North Carolina. I met Deb at Idyllwild Arts’ Metals Week in June, 2013. Her exquisitely crafted, distinctive work featuring colored pencil drawings on metal is likely not new to you. Here she talks about meaningful influences on her work, what […]

Lucky Girls Club

The ladies arrived, organized their workspace and put on their aprons. Not just any ole apron, but one that Suzi, a member of the group, silk-screened for each member. On it was printed “Lucky Girls Club, San Diego, California, 2013”. Here is the story behind the apron. A month ago Terri Brush, principle organizer of […]

Dancing On The Head Of A Pin

I don’t like to fuss a lot. And believe me, if this class followed traditional granulation methods I would be sitting in a cell at County Mental Health. Last weekend’s class titled “No Fuss Granulation” allowed us all to end the weekend with sanity intact. Not to say there weren’t challenges, the primary one being […]

What Was I Thinking?

I left for Metals Week on Thursday, June 13th with the intention of blogging every day. What a crazy, cuckoo notion that was! All of my attention was focused on students, class prep, evening programs, and catching some rest here and there. Just the same, I managed to take a few photos as seen below […]

Off To Idyllwild!

The trek to Metals Week begins today. This is only part of the tools and supplies I am taking along for my Cuffs class. What’s missing? 9 bracelet mandrels, a bench shear, 5 stakes, 2 large bags of hammers, and miscellaneous stuff in the trunk of Jonna’s car. Oh yes, and a vise and rolling […]

Two Gifted Teachers – Two Exciting Classes

I must admit after reading Deb Jemmott’s description of her rolling mill class at Metals Week in Idyllwild, I was really intrigued. Here is what she says about it: In addition to imprinting metal with designs using paper, found objects, and metal (including pierced and etched metal patterns), students will learn to produce the “married […]

Idyllwild Arts’ Metals Week Flyer

I just received this flyer from Idyllwild Arts’ Metals Week program, and as we speak I am knee deep in making two new cuffs for my class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: connie@conniefox.com. ~Connie All images and text are ©Copyright 2010-2013 Connie Fox except where indicated. All rights […]