Myths & Lore of Metalwork

Winter Collar ©2009 WTEK sterling silver $1200.00

Winter Collar ©2009 WTEK sterling silver $1200.00

Since it’s getting close to Halloween and it’s the time of year we start to tell tales, I thought I’d give a list of all my mythological themed posts, all right here where you have easy access to them!

What sort of myths and stories about metalworkers do you know? Any cool hammer lore you can share? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

PS – I’ve been looking for African myths involving smiths, so if you have any links that might be useful, I’d be grateful!

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Two Chances to Update Your Jewelry Box

Silver SPear Earrings ©2014 WTEK sterling silver - These will be at FIFC

Silver SPear Earrings ©2014 WTEK sterling silver – These will be at FIFC

It’s been awhile since you’ve bought anything new for yourself. I bet it’s been a while since your friends and loved ones have also. You need to update your jewelry box and I have two upcoming chances for you to pick and choose the perfect pieces in person!

This weekend in Fall into Fine Craft and the Carlisle Expo Center and I’ll have a number of cuffs, earrings and even a couple necklaces in the Yellow Breeches Chapter Boutique there. You can even see the Alchemists’s Earth, Wind, & Fire Group Challenge piece, Elemental, there!

Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.at the Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K St. Carlisle PA.

Foldformed Bamboo Cuff ©2014 WTEK brass

Foldformed Bamboo Cuff ©2014 WTEK brass

Next up, another chance to see (and buy!) my jewelry just opened up. I will have a number of pieces at the Holiday Benefit Exhibition at JAM Gallery in Malvern, PA. 20 percent of show sales will benefit Ryerss Farm, who care for aged, abused or injured horses. The exhibition runs November 3 – January 4, 2015.

Second Saturday receptions will be on November 8 with extended hours from 3 to 8 PM and  from 5 to 8 PM. These receptions are free and open to the public and feature complimentary refreshments as well as a chance to meet and chat with some of the artists in the show.

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Tons of New Work for Your Ears and Wrists

3 Wide Copper Fold Formed Cuffs and on pair of riveted, fold formed Brass earrings ©2014 WTEK

3 Wide Copper Fold Formed Cuffs and on pair of riveted, fold formed Brass earrings ©2014 WTEK

It’s true, I haven’t had many posts of new work recently. As I’ve said, it’s not because I haven’t been working in the studio, but rather because of what I’ve been working on and they way I’ve been working. I had too many pieces going on at the same time to show a nice progression. Also, I had been working on a couple of larger pieces too. (I do still have to patina the copper and silver pieces, plus I’m still working on a matched earring/necklace set.)

2 Brass Fold Formed Cuffs & 2 pairs of Silver Earrings ©2014 WTEK

2 Brass Fold Formed Cuffs & 2 pairs of Silver Earrings ©2014 WTEK

But this past weekend I spent getting some new cuffs and giant earrings ready for the upcoming Fall Into Fine Craft show in Carlisle, PA. I’ll be in the boutique section and I wanted to showcase some new jewelry pieces there. You should really stop by and see these (and all the other artists’ pieces) in person. If you’re like me, you have a ton of October birthdays to shop for. You can also kick start your holiday shopping early. October 25 & 26 10am – 5pm. Be there or have unhappy wrists and ears. Your call. Oh, and don’t forget you can see Elemental in the Team Challenge Gallery too!

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