some of my little trinkets

26 Mar

I did an earlier post “button madness” during my frantic week of artwork production, using digital prints of my artwork and my fancy new button press. I took a quick photo of a pile I had going, but I’ve wanted to put up some nicer documentation so you can actually see what they look like. As I also previously mentioned, two galleries that carry my work requested more inventory, so that’s what kicked my button-making into high gear. I also made more jewelry for both shops as my earrings and necklaces sold well last season and I didn’t have much inventory left in either space. The parcels arrived safely, which was a nice relief, as I’ve had some BAD luck with the postal system this year. Both Blackstar Studio & Gallery and Pynelogs Gift Shop were thrilled with my new little trinkets. Now I just need to get back to drawing, printing and painting to make sure I can replace wall art that sells. For those of you who think these are adorable, I am planning to produce more magnets and buttons for sale online from my etsy shop, which will be up and running before summer 2011!  If you just can’t wait, I am always happy to make you a custom order;   send me an e-mail art@jessicagowling.com

I also sent the galleries some of my new jewelry which sold well last year. All of it is hand-drawn or hand cut shrinkable plastic. It then is put through the oven to shrink, harden and thicken. Some are even layer pieces that fuse different colors or plastic together. I also love to combine shiny bits and bobs with natural elements like feathers or animal drawings and silhouettes. The response has been great and I think they are beautiful, but I am by no means a TRUE jewelry maker… yet; I have long fantasized about having a jewelry and precious metals degree, particularly with my background in etching… maybe one day? Until then, those are a few the cute things I’ve crafted at the moment. Let me know what you think!

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3 Responses to “some of my little trinkets”

  1. kimi 26/03/2011 at 22:00 #

    These are fantastic, Jessica! The buttons and magnets themselves are great, but I also love the packaging design, and it’s great to see your creative jewelry pieces as well. The feathers-on-feathers are beautiful. You have been very busy!

  2. Jeannine | SaylorMade 26/03/2011 at 22:57 #

    Have been very curious as to what your jewelry looks like since you started tweeting about it. All these pieces are wonderful! I’m sure you’ll sell well at the galleries and your future Etsy shop!!

  3. Maria Apostolou 27/03/2011 at 00:18 #

    These are great! I love the ones with the feathers!

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