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

Figurative Art Jewelry

It's getting cold, the leaves are crisp, gold and scattered across the trails... the perfect days for carving with tea and books on tape in the studio.  

Handmade Figurative Art Jewelry by Crystal Hartman  

Handmade Figurative Art Jewelry by Crystal Hartman  

This coming year we will feature a handfull of handmade, sculptural, figurative art jewelry pieces.  Each hand carved and cast into predominately recycled sterling silver and gold these earrings, rings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces will certainly inspire our flexibility...

Stay posted, available soon in the store.

xx

Crystal

A hand carved woman in Wheel Pose, a beautiful backbend around the finger in this sculptural ring perfect inspiration for our love of humanity, yoga or for a mantra on the oneness of it all...

A hand carved woman in Wheel Pose, a beautiful backbend around the finger in this sculptural ring perfect inspiration for our love of humanity, yoga or for a mantra on the oneness of it all...

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