Super excited to announce that I will be teaching a Beginning Jewelry Series at New Approach School for Jewelers this summer. New Approach is an amazing professional jewelry school that has trained thousands of successful jewelers over the years. I am forever grateful for the knowledge and skills I was able to learn and refine during my time in the Graduate Bench Program.
The Beginning Jewelry Series will encompass 4 different jewelry workshops.
Things are shaking up here in 2016. I've been busy sketching, planning, creating and preparing a new collection for spring called the Lichen Collection. I've been taking my time, enjoying the process letting me savor the journey. This has really helped me focus and create a cohesive collection that I can continue to expand and grow over time.
The new pieces began from making these tiny little forms I call Lichen. The are inspired by the multitude of varieties of lichen found everywhere from blacktop to mountain top. These painstakingly slow growers fascinate me. Their textures, range of colors and delightful forms inspire me to create pieces influenced by their tiny details and richly layered textures.
The sketchbook is overflowing with idea and pieces are coming to life. Launch date for the Lichen Collection is March 1st! Back to work! Can't wait to show y'all!
Metalsmithing maven and mind behind Renee Ford Metals. I make the plain look interesting with fire, hammers & cool tools.