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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

True Confessions: I was a color-phobe!

I know, it's hard to believe that I really disliked color ... in the past!  I used to wake up and wonder what shade of beige I would wear that day.  It wasn't until I was introduced to over-fired enamel that I became enamored! 



Over-fired white enamel features subtle color with added texture being added by copper oxides that bubble to the surface.  I was in love!


But over time, more color crept into my work ... 




Although, currently, a little less color appears  ...



Now I find that I want a BALANCE between having color that will KNOCK your eyes out and no color at all, plus now I want BLING!  But I know very little about stones because, like I said, I never liked color.  I mean, my birthstone is Diamond so I guess I could  have been working with Diamonds!  LOL!

Today I signed up for the Accredited Jewelry Professional course offered by the Gemology Institute of America.  Shane Socash, owner of David Reynolds Jewelry and Coin, can be credited with bringing this information to the students of the Jewelry Making and Repair Program at Pinellas Technical College.  AJP classes begin July 7, 2015.  I've always loved being a student.  Thank you, Shane, for sharing your information and experience. 

3 comments:

BlueAntiquities said...

Barbara,
Hard to believe you could possibly add anything else to your artistic talents! But, I know you will master this too...I am getting antsy to see you again. Laura

Not Far said...

I have always loved your work and you just keep getting better and better. Love the intense colors, very very nice. Thanks for posting this info, it's inspiring. Peggy

Barbara Lewis said...

Thank you, Peggy and Laura!