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Artwork by Ed Smiley

Ed Smiley : Featured Artist

If you’re familiar with just a few local artists, abstract painter Ed Smiley is probably one of them. The artist walked us through his technical process of making these exquisitely wild paintings: “My art practice incorporates acrylic transfer of digital printing and xerography into a acrylic painting, as well as inclusion of drawing media, and […]

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Featured Artist: Teresa Richardson

UCSC Alumni, Teresa Richardson, is a digital illustrator whose captivating work is inspired by another form of art–cinema! “Most of my drawings, paintings, and animations come from scenes in movies or music videos. I am drawn to characters in film that have private moments on screen. As a kid I was always absorbed and affected […]

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wire wrapped pendant multi-stone

Completed: Down the Rabbit Hole

This week I want to share one of my favorite pieces I’ve made. I had a lot of fun combining different stones and beads to create this pendant. For this piece, I wrapped each stone separately. Then, I combined the individual wraps together one by one. Once all of the pieces were together, I added […]

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wire wrap fluorite local art santa cruz

Custom Creation: Fluorite Spear

This week I had the pleasure of working on a custom piece for a friend of mine, working with a fluorite spear. Its a special challenge to make a piece of jewelry based off of someone else’s vision. Most of the time, when I am creating I get to call all the shots and have full […]

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The final product of this pendant.

The Final Product

  After my last progress post on this piece, I had a burst of inspiration to add the woven panels on the side. I feel like they really helped to bring the piece together. The final step in the completion of the pendant was to add the bail. I had designed the piece to have […]

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mineral patterns wire wrapped local art

Bringing Two Together

  Bringing multiple stones together in a way that is cohesive and not busy takes awareness and sensitivity. This is an earlier piece that I made. The wire work is very simple but the combination of stones makes the piece have more impact. The first stone that I started with was the cluster of smokey […]

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This piece has the detail work complete and is almost finished.

Close to Finished

  This piece is very close to being complete. For those of you that have been keeping up with my posts, you have seen the progression over the weeks as I add more layers of wire and stones. This week I added decorative detail work. My goals were to make the piece as sturdy as […]

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