Saturday, January 31, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Here they are! Some of my feather jewelry pieces. These were some of the most fun pieces to to work on. The process was almost spiritual, I know I'm getting a little cheesy but it was great! The feathers are just beautiful and are a nice connection to nature. I love pairing organic, with manufactured items like the heavy chain, it's unexpected and edgy. I know I'm a little wacky with how I get so excited with these vintage finds. I just respect the artist and craftsman of the past and love the care and quality they put into their work. I'm addicted to finding treasures and giving them a new life. When I'm creating, either an object or color combo is where I start, next is balance with symmetry or visual balance. Third is finding an edge and/or an elegance in the look. Most importantly I enjoy it! lisascala.com
Friday, January 23, 2009
Check this find out! I love fabric so much! I have always collected vintage fabrics and now I am starting to use them in my purses and key chains. This fabric could not be more "me" Feathers, Lily of the Valley,(my nick name from my Nana) vintage watches,leaves and love letters. Can you believe it? It's fabulous... I can only sew a straight line so I'm hoping that someone that can really sew will get this fabric. The colors and designs are wonderful, I just keep them around for inspiration and so using them is just a great bonus. I've made pillows and curtains, not well so don't look to closely. Good Luck finding amazing vintage fabrics! Have Fun!lisascala.com
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Hey I'm teaching tonight, I love my students, they are so creative and supportive. They keep me on my toes and always want more. It's a fantastic way to keep you sharp and seeing things from allot of different views. We are starting to get (little by little) back into metal work: hammering and wire working mostly. We're working on connections tonight.lisascala.com
Knotting, chain, wire connections etc...
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Purple and grey are hot colors right now, I started getting into purple last year through fashion mag. Osmosis I'm sure, but I've been finding so many great purple vintage pieces lately and its inspiring. Check out these 80's beads that have an African flare when I used them like this, it looks so amazing on and I made it in two pendant lengths. I love the longer one it so bold and a little edgy.Take a look at them on lisascala.com This is my first blog so I have allot to learn, I'll get there. My inspiration mostly comes from color, form, texture, vintage pieces, and nature. The new thing I'm jazzed about is using feathers in my work I can't wait to make a piece or five, soon!
I just learned that one of the styles that I've been working in is called Steam Punk, who knew, I've been saying Elegance with an Edge! If your out of the loop like me it's romantic, black, Victorian, Halloween, mad scientist all wrapped up in one. I love it and have collected this kind of stuff for along time. Some of my favorites are an acrylic ring with a bug inside,a big black Bakelite heart on large black links, my hand necklace,and my black crow print to name few. I have a new piece to photograph that has a black horn,grey chain and pearls, Steam Punk maybe? I do love making jewelry but I need to get back to my painting! New Years Resolution.