New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair

I’m very excited!  I just learned that  I’ve been accepted for the New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair in Albuquerque in late June. My copper jewelry is coming along nicely so I’ll have some new copper pieces to display at the show in addition to my other work.     The copper jewelry will probably be mostly pendants and earrings. I’ve been experimenting…

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FEBRUARY SALE!

    My month-long February sale starts today on both my website at www.dianakirkpatrick.com  (take an additional 10% off with  Coupon Code + regularly offered discounts) and also in my Etsy store at www.dianakirkpatrickart.etsy.com (use coupon code).   The COUPON CODE for both sites is FEBRUARY2013              

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A Few of My Favorite Gemstones

Gems are described by chemical composition, crystal structure, and where they are found.  Gems are further classified based on properties like refractive index (how they bend light), luster, hardness, etc.  Perfection in appearance is of primary importance in the finished gemstone.  Many gemstones have long and complex histories.   Some specific gems have a lot of…

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Repousse’ Hand

This is my first project – this piece made me realize that I can easily do covers for electric light     switches, etc.    What fun!   The hand is copper sheet, 24-26 gauge.

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Chasing and Repousse’ & Blog Additions

I’m hard at work learning some useful new techniques.   I see Chasing as a new route to texturing and design since I don’t own or have access to a rolling mill.   Repousse’ will add dimension and texture to pieces for an entirely new look.  Right now I’m doing pieces in copper.   I’ve also discovered some new…

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Featured Blog Image

I never set a “featured image” for my blog – wasn’t really sure what that meant.  I’ve decided to see what that looks like.   I’ve set up my Eternal Spiral Necklace as the featured image and we’ll see how this works.   I’ve also inserted  the same photo into this article. The handmade necklace is silver…

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