Friday, November 16, 2018

Poppy Necklace

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Not even close to finished; I plan a hand made chain and 2 smaller poppies each side of this one.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Saturday, December 19, 2015

More Hand Made Chain

Hand made by me - I anneal the wire, draw it though draw plates to make the size wire I need, then its wound, cut and formed, each link assembled then soldered.  This piece features a jade gemstone by lapidarist Dwayne Russell and a several methods of hanging the chain - with toggle, stone through the big loop or both!  This piece can be viewed and purchased at Muse Art Annex 66 Brock Street Kingston ON call (613) 544-6873



Hand Made Chain!

Hand Made copper chain, hammered focal points by Marnie with a stunning Sodalite gemstone by lapidarist Dwayne Russell of Kingston ON.  Can be viewed and purchased at Muse Art Annex 66 Brock street Kingston ON


Maple Leaves

Hand pierce maple leaves in sterling, brass and copper - see them at Muse Art Annex 66 Brock Street Kingston or order online

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Art Among The Ruins 2015

“Art Among the Ruins" large annual outdoor art show and sale set among picturesque ruins of a 19th century paper mill beside rapids of Napanee River. Saturday, June 20, 2015; 10 am-5pm. Located in quaint village of Newburgh, Ontario. Features juried-quality paintings, sculpture, mosaic tile, fibre, wood, paper, photography & more! There are lots of chairs set up around the property, so come for art, come for history, or come for a relaxing day to just sit overlooking the river to watch the water flow by.  BBQ lunch available to purchase. Music.  Free admission. 613-378-6516. www.artamongtheruins.com

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cuffs n Rings

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Air Chased Cuffs, some wide flared rings in copper with hammered texture and patina, Riveted Band ring and a fused sterling silver ring.  See them at Koru

Air Chased Cuff

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Air Chased copper cuff with black patina.  Air chasing involves numerous annealing [softening of the metal] every few minutes as the piece hardens from forming the metal with multiple punch tools of various diameters as well as several different hammers to achieve the dramatic forms and textures!
Sizes small to large available at Koru or contact me for a size made just for you!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Scrappy Hearts!

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Hammered 16 gauge [1.5mm] recycled copper heart on a sterling shank.  The sterling was melted, poured in an ingot mould, annealed and rolled out and formed into half round wire by me to create this hand made item.

Sizes 6, 6.5, 8 and 8.5 or order your size.  Available at Koru in Kingston ON or contact me to order a size made just for you!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Snow Moon Pendant

Many human cultures gave names to each full moon throughout the year.
Native American tribes named all the moons phases and cycles to keep track of hunting and the seasons with each full moon name giving a name to each month.  January is the Wolf Moon, February the Snow Moon or Hunger Moon due to deep snow and difficult hunting conditions.
The luminosity of this hammer textured pewter speaks to me of that frosty, distant moon with glacial ice dropping off the sides. Formed in warm pitch, the soft texture in the bowl was achieved with a gnarly old hammer my husband found for me on one of his treasure hunts!  There is a twisted sterling bale to hang it from a black leather thong.  Pendant is about 2.5 to 3 inches across.  Available at Koru Art Annex in Kingston ON.
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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Seven Sisters Constellation Pin

Post Card - 7 sisters

Copper and Brass with 7 cubic zirconia for the ‘sisters’ and bronze rivets for the other stars in the constellation

Fold Formed Cuffs

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Copper, Chased and Patina

May 2014 080 (Small)

Fold Formed Copper Ring

May 2014 074 (Small)

with chasing and patina size 12

May 2014 076 (Small)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Seven Sisters Artist Collective

Look for us this summer at Fort Henry Kingston ON Canada!  June July & August 2014

Seven Sisters Artist Collective

Local; diverse; original.

We are silver smiths, potters, fabric artists, metal smiths, and jewelers.  Seven Sisters forge materials and ideas into unique, handcrafted, and original works of art.

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Barbara Simard – fabric artist, sculptor

Christine Silveira – jeweller

Grace Tran – Eclectic Artist, metalsmith art jewellery

Marnie Astley – silversmith/metalsmith artist

Moyra Riley – polymer clay artist, jeweller

Sudha Janardhanam – jeweller

Valerie Thomas – silversmith, jeweller