Three Days till Mountain Fair

Oh happy days!

Summer is in full swing in Colorado and we are packing up for Carbondale Mountain Fair! This weekend in Carbondale Colorado we'll be sharing all our newest handmade jewels and a handful of paintings and illustrations too... This is our favorite arts and music and local organic deliciousness food celebration... Bring your friends and come relish in the good vibes with us!  

Adding the final details to some giant paintings for Mountain Fair... 

Adding the final details to some giant paintings for Mountain Fair... 

Carbondale Mountain Fair

Carbondale Colorado  

Friday, July 29, 2016 12:00-8 or so...

Saturday, July 30, 10:00am-8 or so...

Sunday, July 31, 10:00am till 8 or so... 

Hope to see you there!

xx

Crystal Hartman

Art Jewelry

The Lost Wax Casting Process

It's late June and I am am busy as a bee carving and casting new jewelry in the studio.  In the lost wax casting process we melt down silver, bronze, gold and pour it into molds.  

...ready to cut and melt pieces of history (sterling silverware) for a new life as artisan jewelry. 

...ready to cut and melt pieces of history (sterling silverware) for a new life as artisan jewelry. 

The molds are made of a material called Investment (similar to plaster)  poured in iron flasks around wax trees made from the wax carvings we will cast into jewelry.  

Image of a mold right after silver has been poured in it. 

Image of a mold right after silver has been poured in it. 

Each wax carvings is handmade, organically carved and filled with good energy -courage, compassion, bliss and abundance... meditations.  Each casting is a surprise as we see hours and weeks of work turn from fragile beeswax to silver, bronze or gold jewelry, heirloom jewelry that will last for many generations. 

Hand carved, sculptural wax rings... 

Hand carved, sculptural wax rings... 

Lost Wax Cast sculptural jewelry in recycled sterling silver. 

Lost Wax Cast sculptural jewelry in recycled sterling silver. 

This summer we will celebrate Carbondale Mountain Fair!  Come and see us July 24 -26, 2015 in Carbondale Colorado :-) 

xx

Crystal Hartman

 

Studio Colfax, Denver

Thank You Studio Colfax for hosting us last weekend for the opeing of Reoccuring Butterflies, an exhibition of my art (illustrations, paintings and handmade silver jewelry) showing through May in downtown Denver!

If you are in the Colorado capital and love art, swing by... I promise a very fine time.

Studio Colfax

2418 East Colfax

Denver, Colorado 80206

Open Dail with handmade, artisan goods and fine art 11:00 till 7:00

Happy Weekend!

xx

Crystal

 

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