<![CDATA[Donna Michelle Jewellery - Studio Blog]]>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 23:08:08 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Kids art becomes Jewellery keepsake]]>Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:11:33 GMThttp://www.donnamichelle.ca/studio-blog/kids-art-becomes-jewellery-keepsake
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These pendants were created in collaboration with my 5 year old friend Sara. She chose some of her favourite drawings and I etched them in brass for her to wear. I look forward to collaborating with more young aspiring artists!
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<![CDATA[Cast seahorse in brass]]>Sat, 03 Nov 2012 19:12:50 GMThttp://www.donnamichelle.ca/studio-blog/cast-seahorse-in-brass
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I usually cast pine cones and other flora, but I had this dried out seahorse and thought I would give it a try. It came out just fine.
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<![CDATA[Leather!]]>Mon, 22 Oct 2012 01:12:53 GMThttp://www.donnamichelle.ca/studio-blog/leather
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Leather in all shapes, sizes and colours.
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Ta da! Found some pieces long enough for wrap bracelets.
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<![CDATA[Art nouveau etchings]]>Sat, 20 Oct 2012 16:20:43 GMThttp://www.donnamichelle.ca/studio-blog/art-nouveau-etchings
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Getting ready to etch.
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Just took them out of the acid and cleaned them up.
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It's been pierced, hammered and has a patina to add contrast and give it a vintage feel. Now to get out my chain, findings and stones and play!
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<![CDATA[Tree Earrings]]>Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:14:05 GMThttp://www.donnamichelle.ca/studio-blog/tree-earrings
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I have recently begun to experiment with brass etching. It's a very similar technique as to when I etch with silver, but I have felt freer to explore and try new things. As a result I have been playing with different hammered textures, applying them before and after etching the brass. the brass pieces are then finished off with sterling findings and semi-precious stones, in this case labradorite.
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<![CDATA[Reworking on a rainy Sunday]]>Sun, 14 Oct 2012 15:13:44 GMThttp://www.donnamichelle.ca/studio-blog/reworking-on-a-rainy-sunday
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While tidying my bench I found some old beauties that I had forgotten about and found inspiration for today's creating.
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<![CDATA[October 13th, 2012]]>Sun, 14 Oct 2012 01:10:11 GMThttp://www.donnamichelle.ca/studio-blog/october-13th-2012
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Found these beauties at an estate sale! I'm always looking for more vintage pieces.
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<![CDATA[Brass Etchings]]>Fri, 12 Oct 2012 01:15:04 GMThttp://www.donnamichelle.ca/studio-blog/brass-etchings
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Fresh out of the acid
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Some hammering and some antiquing...almost there *a collaborative piece with tree artist Andrea Currie http://thepomonalife.blogspot.ca/
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Finished off with some wire wrapped stones and sterling silver chain.
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<![CDATA[Stone of the Week - Opal]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2012 02:37:38 GMThttp://www.donnamichelle.ca/studio-blog/stone-of-the-week-opal
Opal is an inspiring stone which is said to enhance imagination, creativity and memory. It can intensify emotions and release inhibitions, promoting freedom and independence. My favorite types to work with are Pink Opal and Peruvian Opal.
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<![CDATA[Stone of the Week - Lapis Lazuli]]>Thu, 13 Sep 2012 01:54:23 GMThttp://www.donnamichelle.ca/studio-blog/stone-of-the-week-lapis-lazuli
Fosters spiritual growth, eases frustration, brings truth and clarity...this deep blue stone with pyrite inclusions has been valued for many thousands of years taking the place of currency the ancient city of Ur. It was the secret of the blue in the ultramarine pigment used in paintings up until the nineteenth century.
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