Bizarre Bazaar, Durango Colorado

It's holiday time and I am so excited to be a part of the Studio & Annual Bizarre Bazaar this weekend in Durango Colorado!  The gallery will be packed with handmade gifts from local artists and artisans all made love.  I'm busy in the studio making handmade art jewelry, yoga jewelry, stamped earrings, turquoise, druzies, deer, bunnies and oh so many sweet jewels!

Please come out and join us for this amazing event!

 The Bizarre Bazaar

Friday December 11 . 5-9pm

Saturday December 12 . 10-6pm

Sunday, December 13 . 11-3pm

Studio & • 1027 Main Ave. Durango Colorado

Handmade art by local makers for the holiday season, this weekend in Durango Colorado

Handmade art by local makers for the holiday season, this weekend in Durango Colorado

Crystal Hartman Jewelry in the News

Thank You to all who made it out for the Studio & Bizarre Bazaar this past weekend! We had such a wonderful time sharing our new jewellery with the contemporary art works of 21 other artists!! And, we were honored to be featured in The Durango Herald's article on the event... Click below to see the awesome press on the jewelry!  

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Full article from the Durango Herald, Durango Colorado Holiday Art Market...

http://www.durangoherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?aid=/20141211/ARTS/141219906&template=mobileart

Lost Wax Casting in the Studio

We're casting today... melting old sterling silverware and recycling it into handmade jewelry! 

Sterling silverware ready to be melted down, recycled for the lost wax casting process.

Sterling silverware ready to be melted down, recycled for the lost wax casting process.

Each of our jewels at Crystal Hartman Art Jewelry are carved in wax and then cast into sterling silver, gold or bronze in the traditional lost wax jewelry making process. Working predominately with recycled sterling silver we cut it down, melt it and pour it into molds made around the wax carvings.  Once cool, we break the molds and are left with jewelry ready to be cleaned, sanded, soldered, buffed and polished.  Stones are set, pieces finished up and the jewellery is sent to its new homes!

Recycled sterling silver ready to be places in a crucible and melted.

Recycled sterling silver ready to be places in a crucible and melted.

Molten recycled silver cooling in the investment mold.

Molten recycled silver cooling in the investment mold.

Freshly cast recycled silver rings ready to be cleaned up...

Freshly cast recycled silver rings ready to be cleaned up...

Handmade silver rings cleaned up and set with turquoise, cheysoprase, moonstone, onyx and blue chalcedony.

Handmade silver rings cleaned up and set with turquoise, cheysoprase, moonstone, onyx and blue chalcedony.

Happy Holidays all! The jewellery from today's casting will be available at the Studio & Bizarre Bazaar this weekend in Durango Colorado... come and see us!

xo

Crystal