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New photos of new work

I took some photos of my Amuletos collection. I like the contrast of the bright colors against the grey background. I used to take pictures on white only, and now I’m rethinking it.

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And also there’s some new photos of previously sadly ignored Atenea neckpieces. They look quite nice right (for a non pro)?

There’s still a box of unphotographed items, but I’m making progress. I’ve been trying to take pictures and price all my pieces that for one reason or another (read: I hate setting prices, so I ignore them until I can’t anymore) have been left behind.

I found I have a few of older rings and things lying around that I might put in my store under a ‘sample sale’ category, sort of a cleansing sale. These pieces need a home, they’re all sad inside a box. I’ll keep you posted!

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Atenea: a new collection

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I’m happy to be posting about these pieces finally. They are inspired by Greek and Roman mythology, specifically Athena, the “goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Minerva, Athena’s Roman incarnation, embodies similar attributes. I have a soft spot for ancient jewelry and ancient techniques, and that’s what I wanted to recreate with this collection.

I made these from brass sheet and silver half jump rings with balled up ends. The brass, with its temperamental attributes, seems to interact with the person wearing the necklace, reacting to body chemistry and changing colors. The warm golden and reddish tones in the metal were a product of the heat from the torch when I balled up the silver wire unions. I decided to embrace the patinas that the metal naturally obtained, and have been pleasantly surprised by how much I like its changing nature.

These pieces are very flattering and comfortable. And there are more coming.

Here’s the link to my store –> Jimena Bolaños on Etsy.

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*quote from Wikipedia

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Brass and dots

The little guys are new in my Etsy store. Hope you like them.

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Day 15- goodbye August

August Break 2011- So this is it! August is gone. It was a great month, lots of things going on, lots of work, play and everything in between.

I leave you with this process shot from the studio: a ring I made a while back and really like, and one I haven’t finished yet (using my sister’s glass cabs).

I think I’ll keep this style of posting in the days and weeks to come, it was a great great posting exercise, and it showed me how many images I have stored in my hard drive waiting to be seen by somebody.

On to September, bring it on!

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Day 14

August Break 2011- I need to make a ring like the one on the right (this one belongs to Nati) for a custom order, and I haven’t ever made one before! I should really know how to do these already but I guess I skipped that lesson. So I’m procrastinating a little… I’ll finish it this week though. Posting a picture here should be motivation enough!

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Day 12- part 2

August Break 2011- Pulling wire. That machine is a lifesaver.

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More eye candy from Madyha Farooqui

Remember I mentioned this designer’s jewelry a while back? Well, her entire collection is now available, and it’s beautiful!

Check it out here (and HURRY, this sale ends on the 24th).

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