I got a grant! The Arts Partnership of Spartanburg (TAP) awarded me a small amount of money to partially cover the expenses of producing a collection of jewelry inspired by local history and architecture. The project will culminate in an exhibition at the Co-op in August of this year.
So far, production is going rather slowly. I do have a few pieces completed, however, and am having a good time exploring new techniques (investment soldering) and new materials (reclaimed wood) and developing a broader artistic vocabulary.
I had some pro shots taken by Eli Warren of Greenville, SC. I'm very happy with how they turned out!