New piece, New Guild, New Art Jewelry News

Okay, I have seriously dropped the ball on updating my blog. I am sorry about that. Things this month have been absolutely insane. I became an auntie again when my little sister had a beautiful baby girl at the beginning of the month. I went to Texas, where the weather was WONDERFUL, to help her out for about a week. It was so much fun. And I now have a serious case of spring fever.

Melissa Muir Jewelry

I did make a piece for her, but I am not sure she likes it that much.
Heck, I am not sure I like it that much. Both she and the baby have
February birthdays, so I put two beautiful amethysts in this one of
her. The small one is for her sweet baby and the larger one is for her.
I stamped the baby’s name and birth date on the back, but didn’t get a
picture of that part. Sadly, the picture on this one isn’t the greatest
either.

New Guild

In other news. After a lot of work and effort, things are now underway for the new Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild. Our first meeting is in the Norton City Library in Norton, OH on Saturday, February 28th at 10:30 am.

I have started up a website and it can be accessed at: www.ohioJMAG.com. Even better than that, I started up an online forum to go along with the guild. Anyone can join, you don’t have to live in Ohio. But more information can be found on the guild website. I am very excited with the enthusiasm of local artists wanting to join and help out.

Art Jewelry News

I adore the people at Art Jewelry magazine. They have been wonderful to work with and they have been very supportive of me and my work. They have also just recently created desktop wallpapers that you can apply to your comptuer desktop. For the initial round of wallpapers they have included my fabulous fine silver chain that was featured in the January 2009 issue. I have it already loaded onto my own desktop. If you would like to see it, please check out their website at:www.artjewelrymag.com/wallpapers
The editor that worked on my articles has written a blog post about it, along with the direction of how to download the images for you to include on your desktop as well.

In other Art Jewelry news, they have asked if they could include one of my pieces in the May 2009 Reader Gallery. So watch for my Victorian Necklace in that issue as well.

5 thoughts on “New piece, New Guild, New Art Jewelry News

  1. Jeanne

    Great idea for starting a Guild. Thank you. I hope to one day meet you there.
    Congrats on becoming an Aunt. I am sure your sister loves the piece you created for them.

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  2. Swati

    And she rises from the dead! Phew!! I thought I’ll never see anything here again 😛 Ok, ok, done making fun of you.

    The piece is gorgeous. I have no idea what is it with you hating your most beautiful pieces. I keep telling you to send all your hateful pieces to me…you know I am such a good friend of yours…always ready to help you by relieving you of such burden :-D.

    How have you set the Amethysts? They are faceted, aren’t they?

    Is your tax stuff over?

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  3. Swati

    Oh! And I forgot to add…that wallpaper is GORGEOUS!!!! My computer is broken…using Swami’s laptop. When mine comes back, I’ll use your chain as background. And did you check Nikki’s blog? She has made a “Melissa chain” :-).

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