the fog quietly crept in
over the city this morning
and the sky remained white
until well after noon.
frost covered patches of earth
pale in comparison
to the ground twinkling like diamonds
Thursday, December 10, 2009
the fog quietly crept in
Posted by Neato Bandito at 12:44 PM
Sunday, November 29, 2009
These are some of the only pieces I have actually planned out in advance and have had to figure out how to make the dream a reality. I heated the metal, hammered it and then drilled holes for the fine silver accents to go into - there are tiny little balls on each side of the metal. The texture is incredible, it's like reading braille on metal. These are definitely my new favorites!
Posted by Neato Bandito at 4:33 PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I am very excited to announce that my jewelry is now being carried by Twill in Portland! This super cute shop carries everything from skirts, dresses, original art, jewelry and even colored tights. The shop mostly carries local designers and eco-friendly clothes, which I think is just one more reason to love them! Make sure to check them - you won't be sorry!
2132 SWE Division
Portland, OR 97202
Posted by Neato Bandito at 7:39 PM
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I have totally been on a kick of making everything circles! I love forming the wire, cutting it, fusing it and then re-shaping it to make a perfect little circle. The possibilities are endless and I think this is probably the part of jewelry making I could never get tired of!
Posted by Neato Bandito at 4:23 PM
Friday, October 30, 2009
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Friday, October 16, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
This great shop features photos, zines and funky glass pendants by the one and only Melanie (aka Soma)! The beautiful rich colors in her photos and jewelry make her art some of my personal favorite. Imagine my excitement when I found out she was local....and I mean local! I was a fan long before but then I met her and actually got to work with her. I can't believe I finally found someone who loves old rusty stuff as much as I do! Besides having the coolest hair around, she's also totally down to earth and funny. Her love for travel is clear in her vibrant pictures and her passion for art has really inspired me! Check out her shop at www.somavenus.etsy.com. I think you'll find that her art will make your day just a little bit brighter!
Posted by Neato Bandito at 12:59 AM
Monday, September 28, 2009
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Friday, August 28, 2009
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Thursday, August 20, 2009
I'm not one for gold jewelry, personally. Silver has always suited me best and is the color that seems to catch my eye the most. I like gold on other people and usually end up making pieces in gold for my mom (hi mom!). I decided to try some earrings and have to admit that after all these years not liking gold, I LOVE these little earrings!
Posted by Neato Bandito at 4:27 PM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I don't even know where to start about Teesha - she is sheer inspiration! I started following her art through her art zines "Play" and "Art & Life". I was hooked at the very first page - her use of color, words and faces was different than really anything I had seen before. As I read more and more issues and started looking into her other art work, I was even more inspired. Here was someone who by all appearances was truly living the creative life. I love what she has to say about her own work:
Posted by Neato Bandito at 10:06 AM
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I just came into a huge collection of post industrial recycled leather - each piece is hand painted these beautiful colors. I'm not sure what all I will create with it....so many possibilities. For right now, I've started to make cuff bracelets with fine silver accents. Who knew being nice to the environment could look so cute!
Posted by Neato Bandito at 4:07 PM