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Carolyn Bendall, Fashion Critic and blogger (www.carolynbendall.com), discusses subjects, trends, or products within the beauty and fashion industry, focusing on Your True Colours, and how it applies to you, the individual.
Melinda L. Lewis is the author of The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry. As a jewelry historian, she has been involved with the online vintage costume jewelry community for the last 15 years, with a focus on The Napier Co. over the past 12 years.
She is co-founder of Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l (CJCI), an organization for collectors and dealers dedicated to the study of vintage costume jewelry which hosts an online venue for its members. She served as co-editor for CJCI’s quarterly magazine in 2010 and co-hosts annual jewelry conventions held in bi-annually in Providence, RI, alternating in even years in locations around the country.
She curates a fine collection of vintage costume jewelry to bring to their clients at The Jewelry Stylist and Vintage Jewelry Collect.
Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:00 PDT/ 6:00 EDT is Reba Engel, jewelry designer, metalsmith and former student of Jay Whaley!
We encourage you to participate in this live interview by logging into the chatroom or sending a message to Whaley Studio's Facebook Page.
About Reba: “Little did I know that my first jewelry project as a child, assembling broken pieces of my mother’s costume jewelry from a shoebox, would inspire a career! A high school class taught me the fundamentals of fabricating jewelry and I was hooked."
This passion for jewelry led to my first bold collection in 1999 — clearly an expression of my Bachelors in Applied Arts and a career in architectural design. These engineered pieces were cut out by my computer drawings and a water-jet system; a nontraditional metalsmithing process suggested to me by my college jewelry professor, Arline Fisch. As I construct the cast originals, I modify the technological feeling of the forms with hand applied finishes.
Over the years, my work has remained modern yet it has evolved with more fabricated designs and custom cut gemstones. My first job introduced me to the fashion industry where I spent several years and influenced my love for textiles, sewing, embroidery and hand painting fabric. From that inspiration, I developed a needlework series where I crochet chain and weave precious beads onto chain to drape like fabric as well as etch patterns onto metal in relief.
For more about Reba, visti her website and Facebook Page.
The show will explore the beauty of the Holy Spirit and will unravel the mystery surrounding the phenomena. We will look at the issue surrounding the Holy Spirit, the unbelievers, the mockers and the true believers. We will share authentic experiences without shame or hesitancy and will look at scientific studies and discuss their relevance or lack thereof. We are believers in the Holy Spirit who are unafraid to discuss the issues regardless of our audience. Join us for the live discussion and be blessed!!!
Tonight's Show Will Compare And Contrast The Music, Clothing, Belief System, Relationships And So, So Much More Of The Past And The Present...And Even The Future! Be Sure To Tune In To Hear The Differences In The Generations From Women Representing Three Different Generations. We Will Then Analyze The Ways In Which All These Phases, Happeninings, Habits, And Ways Of Life Play Into The End Times. What Are The End Times? What Are The Signs? Tune In Tonight At 7:00PM Find Out!!
Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 3:00 PST/6:00/ EST is Jane Groover, jewelry designer, metalsmith and co-owner of the Taboo Studios in San Diego, CA. We are excited to discuss Taboo Studio's August exhibition, Jewelry From Down Under, featuring various Austrailan artists.
About Jane Groover - Jane Groover and Joanna Rhoades met in graduate school and continue to have a love for handmade jewelry and fabulous gemstones. They have been designing jewelry for 40 years and have won awards and exhibited their jewelry throughout the United States. Taboo Studio is owned by jewelers Jane Groover and Joanna Rhoades, former graduates of the San Diego State University jewelry and metals program. Taboo shows four special exhibitions of new jewelry each year and welcomes custom work and redesigning of old jewelry.
TABOO STUDIO PRESENTS: JEWELRY FROM DOWN UNDER
Our August exhibition, Down Under, is a group show of work by jewelers living and working in Australia. This unique collection includes jewelry made with carved wood, enamel, ceramic, beach rocks, plastic laminate, pearls, glass beads, sterling silver, brass, and steel.
Former San Diegan, Eugenie Keefer Bell has lived and worked in Australia since 1981. Her piece, "Edge of Winter", based on her photographs of winter landscapes in Finland, is featured on our invitation.
Jewelry from Taboo Studio is a personal, one-of-a-kind gift that endures. A selection can be made from an ever-evolving inventory of artists, or a custom piece may be designed using your stones or gems from the gallery's collection.
Opening Friday, August 29, the show runs through October 10. Please join us for a glass of wine, and the opportunity to view a unique collection of handmade jewelry by these distinguished artists.
OPENING RECEPTION – Friday, August 29, 2014 6-8 pm
My guest this Thursday, July 19th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is jewelry designer, author, editor, and educator Christine Dhein. Christine returns to the show to share tips for working more sustainably, plus we'll talk about her new Green Jewerly Handbook and her plans for traveling to research sustainable and Fairtrade jewelry making practices around the world!
About: Christine Dhein is the assistant director and an instructor at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, in San Francisco, where she developed the curriculum for the first “green” jewelry class, a subject about which she has taught and lectured internationally. She is the author of numerous articles about environmentally friendly studio practices for jewelers, as well as founder and editor of Green Jewelry News. She has also produced two instructional DVDs on the ancient Korean technique, Keum-boo, which include information on how to recycle gold in a small-scale jewelry studio.
Christine’s jewelry has been exhibited throughout the the US, Europe, and Australia, and is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Her work can also been seen in numerous books and magazines including many of the Lark Books 500 Jewelry S“H eries, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse,Jewlery from Found Objects, Art Jewelry Today 2, JCK Magazine, MJSA Journal, Metalsmith, and many more.”
For more information about Christine, visit christinedhein.com or http://greenjewelrynews.com.
This episode will focus primarily on the financial health and well being of women. Our expert financial advisor, Tara Jackson, will help us get our financial selves in order. She will offer advice to the young, working class and retired women of our show helping them to recover their financial health, understands their financial mistakes , fix our financial mishaps and build wealth for the future.
Amy Beth welcomes Kate Sweeney, author of American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning Having embarked on a quest spent in the trenches with experts from funeral directors to obit writers, Kate, who is also a writer for Georgia Public Radio, explores the rites, rituals and refections associated with death and mourning in America.
And the usuals: the free-flow pop culture convo, the mailbag and Inspiration to Action success stories.
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Our guest on Thursday, August 14th at 3:00 pm PST on Metalsmith Benchtalk is Cat Bates!
Participate by joining us in the chatroom!
Cat spent his early childhood, and summers through grade school, on Monhegan Island off of the Maine coast. He remains strongly influenced by the island's nautical history, rugged landscape, and the resourcefulness and hard work that one needs to live there year-round.
He began studying metalsmithing 14 years ago. He started working as a professional jeweler in 2004, and graduated from Maine College of Art in 2009 with a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. He have received scholarships to study at Penland School of Crafts, Peters Valley, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and has tught workshops on basic metalsmithing, sand casting, and decorative sailor knotting. In 2012 he produced his first line of production jewelry, under the title Barbarian Enterprises.
He employs a variety of techniques in the design and manufacture of his work, from sand casting to sailor knotting, 3-d modeling to forging.He utilizes the skills of other professionals when economically and/or conceptually appropriate, and in these instances give credit in the product description.He believes that the method used to produce a piece of jewelry (or any object) resonates within it, even if it is not obvious to a casual observer.
For more information about Cat Bates, visit his website: http://www.cat-bates.com/gallery/
and follow him on social media:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/barbarianent
Death has hit me hard. I have skirted around it for the majority of my life. My Dad and Step-Mom have both passed but I was separated from them at their passing and I had mourned their loss for a few years prior to their deaths. With the death of my daughter, I also knew beforehand and I mourned and I tried to change the course of events that would take her or give her knowledge before she left that would put her mind and heart at ease but it was not meant to be.
I want to speak of a time recorded in the New Testament when Christ mourned the loss of John the Baptist. We will be reviewing Matthew 14.
Topeka, KS – We will all lose a loved one at some point in our lives, and yet we’re never truly prepared for it. Bereavement, the period of grief and mourning after the death of a loved one, can be a transformative experience. Unfortunately, many people struggle with bereavement because our cultural training is to ignore, deny, and avoid whatever is unpleasant. We live in a society that has sought to protect us from sadness.
Shirley Bradley is the founder of Bereavement Life Coaching by Shirley, which offers compassionate companioning for individuals struggling with the loss of a loved one.
“The first thing a client does when they come to see me is that they apologize for their emotions,” says Shirley. "I allow my clients to be authentically emotional by creating a safe environment for them to to express their sorrow. It’s essential to be able to honor their story and validate their emotions."
According to Shirley, grief is not a mental health problem; it’s something everyone experiences, but they don’t have to do it alone. Having experienced grief herself, she has developed a more spiritual approach to recovery.
“I went deeply into my sorrow and I allowed the healing to happen on its own,” recalls Shirley. “So my focus is to allow my clients to grieve so we can work toward a new beginning, a new life, a new hope and a new joy.”
You have to create a new life in order to heal and recover. Shirley’s clients learn to utilize new skills and new ways of coping. They’re not trying to get over the pain, but rather learning how to work through the pain.
“My hope is that I empower and inspire my clients to live their highest vision and create a joyful, fulfilling life,” says Shirley. “I give as much of myself as I can because we’re walking a very sacred journey together."
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