Yesterday was the last class of my Stonesetting 2 class. It was such a great semester this year. Lots of learning and laughs just make for a good time. I will be sad not to have that outlet during the summer for sure! But no fear, I've signed up for the Mechanisms class in the Fall! That's where I'll learn hinges and clasps and other cool things like that! It should be fun too. Each class I've taken in the last 5 years has been a blast. My teacher told me yesterday that I've come really far in the last few years. That means a lot.
So a break from class is good. I get settled back into my studio. No more transporting my favorite tools back and forth to class. Now they are all at my bench ready grab. I do like that. Right now, new ideas are forming as to what direction I'll take this summer. I also just received a new tool that I really really wanted. It's not new, but a hand me down of sorts. I got it for a really great price! It's a graver's block! The photo is of it riding home with me! It used to belong to an an amazing jeweler named Carol Webb out of Santa Cruz. The energy in this tool alone is what spoke to me. Afterwards I learned of the person who loved this tool before me. What a gift!
For now, my kids are almost done with their school and I will settle back into my home studio and play with stones and metal and my new tool (toy)!
Hi! My name is Kelli Mayer and I am a Silversmith/Jewelry & Lapidary Artist. Mom of two amazing kids and the wife of an amazing husband. Welcome to my journey of silversmithing and lapidary and making beautiful jewelry!