Jewelry Show at Renee's

My dear friend, Renee Redding, was kind enough to hold a Jewelry Show on November 18th, 2010 in Simi Valley. It was a collaborative effort between 4 artists. We went in with no expectations at all and we had a blast! Thank you to Renee's Parents for letting us invade your lovely home! Also, thank you to Tara and Irene for the extra displays! Check out the pics below :)

 Renee had some of her beautiful Fused Fine Silver pieces.

 Our other partner in crime Sue Lau sent her lovely Vintaj creations.

I brought a little of this and that.

 Ronnie Sanchez sent along a few of his amazing creations.

It was a whirlwind evening and in the end we were all pretty much wiped out! It was a great show I think mostly because of the variety. All four of our styles are so completely different, there was just something for everyone. I had made so many new things for this show. I do have to admit i was a little heartbroken to see a few of them go so quickly, but everyone who purchased them were so happy, I know they went to good homes. Thanks again Renee!

Adventures in Wonderland

  I seriously had a dream about this tree growing out of a book. While creating it, she transformed about 16 times and this is the result. The tree was sculpted with copper wire and solder. Funny thing about copper, I had to keep stopping as I built the tree. The whole thing would heat up and solder would move on the other side of the tree from where I was working. Something I didn't think about when I first set out to make this piece. All of the charms were handmade from sheet metal, and yes I literally painted the rose red. It had to be done :)

These photo were taken by Rico Molden. He took a bunch as a favor to me but these are my favorites! Rico was one of the lucky ones that got to see this piece grow from one small little branch into what you see now.

Original Mixed Media Piece by Crystal Basica
Thank you to his sister for modeling for us, sorry he woke you up :)