Hand Forged Brass with Turquoise
After the long winters in central New York, summer is always sweet. This year has been hot and dry with lots of sunshine. As the warm days skip by I am grateful for an hour or two to get in the garden, go for a hike, check out a new waterfall or swim in the finger lakes.
Hand forged Silver with Turquoise
My first ever Fingerlakes Lavender Festival at Lockwood Farms, beautiful place!
Local Farm Flowers
Most of my summer is a made up of making jewelry and preparing for art fairs. I always feel as if I am in a marathon of late night forging, hammering, soldering and polishing followed by early morning tent set-ups. The shows I attend are sprinkled arounds NY state and I love meeting new & returning customers and artists. It is always fun to see what work fellow artists have made, try out a new food truck or explore a different city. It is also just fun to be out of the studio for a bit (as much as I like it here).
A rose gold bag from Planetarium design by Esther Yaloz with rose gold hoops oxidized silver pieces.
Brass cuffs in process
I am always working on concocting new ideas for jewelry designs but summer can be a bit of a challenge with so many shows. I have recently created a botanical series I hope to expand and have some new forged silver pieces. Also a newly updated show schedule is up! Hope to see you out and about! I wish you long, happy and relaxed summer days!
New botanical series in process…
If you can’t make it to a show or just prefer ordering online you can use code SUMMER16 for 10% off my etsy shop. I am also have my work available Sundrees in Trumansburg and at Handwork Coop in Ithaca.
Online Shop: https://laurelobrien.patternbyetsy.com