Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Last show of the season - December 12th

Come see me this weekend at Handmade Arcade in Pittsburgh, PA. Directions and more info at www.handmadearcade.com

This is my last show of the season, you can see my jewelry in person and maybe even get a bargain on some sale items!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

This Weekend - Let the Handmade Holiday shopping begin!

The 3rd Annual Tiny Canary *indie design market*
November 14 & 15 * 10am - 6pm each day

Come see myself along with nearly 50 artists from across the Mid-West to the East coast selling our handmade designer goods. For more information visit www.tinycanary.com
You don't want to miss this!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Visting Jewelry Designer

It's been such a busy couple of weeks, so this post is a little late. Belated though it is, it is definitely worth mentioning!

Screencapture of www.davidyurman.com

Last week, I had a fortunate opportunity to meet David Yurman, while he was the visiting artist at the Columbus College of Art and Design where I teach a jewelry and small metals class. He came up to our jewelry studio after his lecture and spoke with students and took a look at some of their designs and recent pieces. It was quite a valuable experience both for students getting their hands into metalsmithing, and for myself to hear about his progression from welding belt buckles on a small scale to his unplanned growth into one of the major worldwide jewelry designers in fashion today. He delivered a rather inspired lecture spanning five decades of his life as an artist and designer.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thanks Etsy! I am the Featured Seller!

Thanks to Etsy, and the supportive community of buyers and sellers! I am happy to announce that I have been selected as this weekend's Featured Seller! I am honored (and quite humbled) that they have selected my shop. Read the interview HERE.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Recent Wedding Band Commission

Wow, it's been a busy summer... trying to catch up and post some of what has happened recently. I attached some photos of some sterling wedding bands that were commissioned earlier this summer. The diamonds were all taken out of antique rings owned by the grandmothers of the couple.

Friday, July 17, 2009

North Market Artisan Sunday - July 19

Stop by the North Market in downtown Columbus Ohio this Sunday, July 19th from 12 - 5pm for some fresh local food AND some great shopping. I'll be there selling my jewelry along with many other talented local artisans at this week's Artisan Sunday!

Lazy Daze of Summer Festival - July 18

I'll be here tomorrow from 11 - 6pm!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cain Park

This weekend, July 10-12, I will be selling my work at Cain Park in Cleveland, Ohio. Stop by, say hello and check out some fresh new work, right off my bench.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Press: Brides Maryland Magazine

I was excited to receive an email from a customer of mine letting me know her wedding and my map pendants were featured in Brides Magazine. Her wedding was absolutely gorgeous!

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Items in the Shop!

Check out the new items in the shop! Fresh new designs direct from my studio.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Shop Makeover

Thanks to my bestest bud Aline for giving me constructive critiques on my shop, and for lending me her eye and photography skills... my shop photos have been overhauled. More updates soon as I gradually revamp the rest of my photos and websites with new and updated work.

Thanks Aline!!!!! You are a true gem!

Agora... this weekend!

Come see me this weekend! I'll be selling jewelry outside Junctionview Studios alongside Kelly Malec-Kosak this Saturday during Agora. Stop by the preview party on Friday night and I'll be in my studio with some of my work. I may even be up for demo-ing some silver soldering and some other processes. If you place a custom order during the event, I'll be offering FREE SHIPPING.

I will be selling some older work at a discount, clearing things out for the summer season. Stop by and check out some of the good deals!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

custom wedding chain

I recently completed this chain for a dear friends wedding... all five different types of links are handmade and individually fused. A custom 24" sterling chain so the groom can wear his wedding band around his neck when he cannot wear it during surgeries.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Place - Composition Exhibit

Through June, my map jewelry will be a part of an exhibition at Composition, a beautiful shop in Colorado.

The theme of the show, PLACE, makes my heart swell... and the photos on Flickr are nearly convincing me to hop on the nearest plane, train or automobile to go see the show in person.

The vintage school maps they have on display are dreamy... I can picture these hanging around my house. I remember loving these layered pull-down maps in school... I always wanted to roll them up and down and use the teacher's pointer stick to point out all the places I'd love to travel.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fashion Capitals of the World

New in the shop, inspired by the great trend-setting runways of the world, and my new found obsession with Project Runway. If only there was a Project Jewelers Bench...

Here it is... the Antique Map Bracelet featuring the fashion capitals of the world.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

CCAD Art Sale - Saturday!

Join Me April 18
for the
CCAD Art Sale
Work by Students & Alumni
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In the Loann Crane Center for Design

$50 First-choice from 9 – 10:30 a.m.
$5 General from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Faculty, staff & students free with valid CCAD ID

Admission is charged at the door.
Cash, checks and credit/debit cards are accepted.

Free parking

This popular event features blown glass, ceramics, paintings, handmade paper, drawings, apparel, photography, sculptures, prints and jewelry. More than 125 students and alumni bring original work to this one-day sale. Go to CCAD's Web site for a campus map and directions.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Fictional lands...

Illustration by James Gurney from Jouney to Chandara.

This morning I attended a presentation by James Gurney at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Better known as the creator of Dinotopia. An amazing illustrator, he gave a very detailed lecture about his illustration processes from plein air paintings, dressing up as his characters and taking some comical photo references, visiting store rooms of archeological museums, and getting private access to the Library of Congress' collection of millions of books. His work is really quite amazing and his daily blog holds a wealth of technical information for illustration and painting exercises as well as a history of illustration and academic realism. I regret not taking my son out of school for the afternoon to see his lecture, but I will be purchasing a copy the imaginative books for him to discover. I especially loved the detailed maps he created of his fictional reality and the imagined antiquarian journal where the story began.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Coming soon... baby birds!

A female Peregrine Falcon is nesting in the nest box monitored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. They have a live webcam streaming 24 hours a day from the 41st floor of the Rhodes State Office Tower downtown Columbus where the nest box is located. You can watch it here. Pretty soon there will be baby falcons fledging and learning to be the fastest animal alive!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Columbus Love!

I was excited to find recently that Eva at Sycamore Street Press compiled a Columbus City Guide for Design*Sponge. It made me happy to see a list of many of my favorite places around the city. If you've never been to Columbus, you should plan a road trip and use this list as a guide. You will be sure to enjoy yourself!

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Website Launched!

After a couple weeks in front of the computer, it is live! A new shop is open at www.anneholman.com. There are even some new items listed... and more to come, now that the site is done I can get back to working in the studio!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Brooklyn Bride

Brooklyn Bride, today, featured the wedding of one of my recent customers Jessica and James. A beautiful Victorian wedding, I love the dresses. Included in the photos is a snapshot of James wearing his new Paris/Brooklyn cufflinks!

I told Jessica that my heart just about melted when I saw an excerpt of Walt Whitman's Song of the Open Road on the invitations. Perfection!
Photos from Jane Shauck of Iris Photography

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentines Cufflinks

See the complete cufflink collection available for purchase here.

Damask Sterling Pendant

Inspired by elegant historical Victorian mourning jewelry and grey winter skies.
Available in my shop here.