Go Figure: How This Octopus and Jewelry Making Come Together
Ask People About Jewelry They Wear
It’s a great way of making friends. It’s also a great way to find material to write about if you are tasked to write a weekly blog relating to jewelry making.
At the Bead & Button show in Milwaukee, I’m on the hunt for figurative jewelry — little wearable sculptures that are so hard for me to make. Then I see it — a gorgeous octopus around the neck of a slender, smiling brunette.
Christiane Ross is the artist and she has made her neck buddy out of art clay and a carved Tahitian pearl.
- Jewelry Television’s Jewel School Brand Coordinator and Jewel School Institute Instructor
- Senior Level Art Clay Instructor
- Gemological Institute of America Accredited Jewelry Professional
Words of wisdom from her website at octopusdo.com.
“I credit the teachers I’ve had along the way for helping me grow. I especially credit my own mistakes as I’ve learned the most from them.”
Check out all the posts in this series on jewelry making, starting with:
- Studio Notes: Carving Wax with Kate Wolf
- Eye-Catching Jewels in Jewelry, Sculpture, and Art
- Studio Notes: Step Outside Then See What Translates Into Your Jewelry Designs
Betsy Lehndorff has been writing for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist since 2010. Her story on Colorado diamonds appears in the September-October issue and she will be writing about her experience in Kate Wolf’s class in 2018. The class was paid for by a $1,000 professional development grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.