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.
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).
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!
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