Thursday, March 26, 2009

Arfest Vendor Night!





So we leave Monday for Mecca, AKA Port Townsend, WA! I just love Washington State and Artfest! I thought for fun I'd post photos of work in progress that I am making to sell Vendor Night at Arfest'09. I have been frantically, frenziedly etching and enameling into the wee hours. These are some copper sheets I etched with my drawings. I sawed them up into smaller pieces and then die pressed some of them in my hydraulic press. I then enameled them to make necklaces. I am very excited. They are turning out very nicely indeed. I had experimented with ways of enameling them last year, with sporadic success. But Eureka! I have discovered a new, much better way of making the designs stand out under the transparent enamel! So you Arfesters check me out Friday night!

5 comments:

Liz Ness said...

Found you by way of the Artfest group. Just had to say: WOW! Your work is awesome...can't wait to see it in person!

Pam K said...

Melissa
Love the stuff you are taking to Artfest. It is beautiful! Wish I were going this year...

Jamie said...

Very cool, Melissa! I look forward to seeing you and all of your treasures at ArtFest. :-)

Denise said...

Melissa, I enjoyed meeting you and attending your class at ArtFest. I can't wait to find a vegetarian alternative and will let you know how that goes. I really liked the wonderful music you played. Any chance you would post your play list? Hope you have a safe trip home.

Melissa Manley said...

Thanks for the compliments!
And Denise I agree, I am going to try the synthetic casing myself provided it something organic like a cellulose... I'll be sure to post the playlist!