Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vintage Cameo Necklace

I made this necklace as a gift for a friend.
Vintage Cameo, sterling silver, silk, pearls

Monday, April 26, 2010

A visit to my old stomping grounds.

This weekend I went down to tucson for the Pima County Fair. When I was growing up I was in 4-H club (I showed pigs and sheep) and spent a week at the fair every year. I love county fairs...the terrible food, the amazing people watching, the rides, attractions, the livestock shows, every little bit of it!

I got deep fried oreos...they were amazing...and probably took ten years off my life!I spent most of the weekend in the barn watching the livestock auctions. My parents still go and buy animals every year.I also went to the freak show...it was weird. It had a two nosed cow, a siamese turtle, a six legged cow, a two headed pig and lots of other crazy weird stuff.
Gotta love the Footsie Wootsie!
The heart of America right here, meat, meat, and more meat.

And, I got to go to a Jake Owen concert! I'm a country girl at heart so I loved it.

It was a really great weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Take My Summer School Class!

I've been hired as a Faculty Associate to teach Metalworking I at ASU this summer. I really need this class to fill! Come join me for 5 weeks of fun!!
Metalworking I
June 1-July 2
M-F 10:40-1:30
Email me if you have questions! Lynette.Andreasen@yahoo.com or Lynette.Hanson@asu.edu .

Monday, April 19, 2010

Big Announcement!!

As many of you know, I am finishing up my MFA this semester and am graduating in May. Many of you have been asking me the big question, "What's next?" Well, if you know me well you know that I always like to have a lot on my plate, so that is no easy question to answer, but I can answer at least part of it right now (and I'll post the rest soon!)

One of my big goals for a looooong time has been to get a production line of jewelry together. I want to make a cohesive line of functional jewelry pieces that I can market to galleries and boutiques. Well, I am so happy to say that I am finally doing it!

I have a new line of jewelry in progress and will be launching the full product line this summer. More info to follow as the time gets closer but for now, here are some teaser shots of the new jewels! I hope you love them as much as I do!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hardware Experiment #1

sterling silver, fine silver, found antique hardware
pique on found object and hand fabricated sterling silver chainsee hardware in its original state below

Recent Acquisition

Sometimes I get a little carried away on ebay. Sometimes its totally worth it though! Check out this lot of antique Victorian hardware I just scored. I'm almost finished making a necklace out of one of the wooden handles, pics coming soon! I did some silver pique inlay in the wood and made a chain...its really simple but it was fun to do. I love taking old things with such a sense of history and making them into wearable little treasures.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


This semester I am teaching three dimensional design at ASU. We did a really fun project at the beginning of the semester that I'm excited about and want to share! There was a call for entries for a Mutant Pinata Show at Braggs Pie Factory in Phoenix. I had my students make pinatas and submit them to the exhibition. I think most of them had fun and some of them turned out great. Here are just a couple:
(If you want to go see these for yourself, there are some really really great ones, you still have a chance this friday (tomorrow night) for third fridays!)
Morgan Neuharth

Mia Petersen

Laura AldrichKacie Irby
Bianca Montano

Andrew Lopez

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spoon Handle Earring Group

I don't think I've posted an image of the whole group of these on here yet. These earrings are all made from antique baby spoon handles. The spoon bowls were made into the necklace at the bottom of this post. I have one pair of handles left...I think I am going to make a mold so I can cast more of these. I really like the earrings but know I will probably never find a set of baby spoons again, much less a set of 12, so if I make a mold I can make more of the earrings. I may use these to apply to the Earrings show at Heidi Lowe Gallery...not sure yet.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Damascus Brooch

This is the only piece of jewelry I made with the damascus steel I made last semester. Its a simple little brooch that I completed a couple of weeks before my thesis show. I like the pattern and the combination of the steel with the pearls. The steel was so not fun to cut. I ended up hacking it out with the band saw and grinding it to shape...my jewelers saw just couldn't get through it. Not sure I'll be making anything else with the damascus anytime soon, but you never know.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Come See Me Tomorrow!

Just a quick reminder to come see me tomorrow at the the 2nd annual Street Party to benefit ASU Art Museum!
Saturday, April 10 from 4-10pm at Hoskin Ryan located at 2nd Ave and Indian School Rd. in downtown Phoenix.
There is a lightrail stop at Indian School and Central and free parking will also be available.
There are several other ASU grad students participating in the event so I know its going to be awesome!
I've been working hard on new jewelry! Come check it out!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

2 Events/Sales Coming Up!

I will have a booth at the ASU Art Museum Street Party, this Saturday, April 10th from 4-10pm. I'll be selling my jewelry, and there will be lots of other artists there as well. I attended this event last year and there was some really awesome booths! Tickets are $5 at the gate, but there will be lots of food, entertainment, and vendors so its worth it (and the money goes to support the ASU Art Museum so its a good cause)!

The Metals Club at ASU presents the Spring Jewelry Sale and demos!

What: Hand-crafted Jewelry by the metals club students for sale
I will have lots of jewelry there, so don't miss it if you are on campus! Also, I hear the food is excellent!

When: Monday, April 12- Wednesday, April 14th, 11am-4pm

Where: Engrained Restaurant, which is located on the second floor of the Memorial Union on the ASU Campus, Tempe.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Art Jewelry Magazine Feature

The May issue of Art Jewelry Magazine has a nice little feature on my work! Woo hoo! Make sure to check it out when you get your copy (Im on the second to last page in the "Beyond Jewelry" section. If you don't have a subscription the magazine is carried at most bookstores, I got mine at Borders.
Click on the images to view them larger.Thanks to Addie Kidd for the awesome write up!
Also, thanks to Ashley Akers for letting me know...otherwise I probably would have missed it!