Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Michael Hendrix of Minarex Visits NAU

a few examples of Michael's work- cabochons of pietersite, dinosaur bone, rutilated quarts, chrysophase and agate

Come visit us at the studio Tuesday, the 19th- Michael Hendrix, our favorite lapidary artist will be in with goodies(to sell!) and some tips and tricks for the lapidary worker. His stone cutting is done to perfection- all surfaces highly polished... not to mention the specimens he chooses. Michael carefully selects each mieral he chooses to cut to slab, then narrows each slab to only the best. The results should be seen in person! Here at NAU, many of us choose to emply Michael's work, and many even cut their own stones. Stay tuned for pics of a recent lapidary demo from Tom Yazzie, but be sure to get on your horse and visit Michael- he is in town for one day only! Then he's home to Albuquerque...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

500 Rings Entries are in!

Check out a small sampling of the rings submitted by NAU metals! Today is the postmark deadline, and now the waiting begins. We will hear back from Lark Books and juror Bruce Metcalf in November, and we will have an update for you all with acceptions to the book.
Each artist was allowed to submit three photos with details and statements about the work they were submitting if they chose. Hopefully NAU metlas will be represented in the book due out in Spring 2012. Until then, check out Lark's 500 and 1000 series on Amazon.com, these books are great for collecting and pondering, andare full of inspiration.

Erica Lund

Hannah Walsh

Joe Cornett

Josh Schretenthaler

Victoria Altepeter

Theresa Wallace

Amy Ruebsamen

Monday, March 28, 2011

Etruscan/Roman Chain Demo

Last week the NAU metals crew was lucky enough to watch a demo given by soon to be graduate Staci Darlington. She taught the ins and outs of the ancient technique of fusing and weaving a variety of loop in loop chains.
some of the crew: taking in the tools, materials, and techniques of the process...
triple weave etruscan chain

Thank you Staci!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lark Books 500 Rings Call for Entries

We're gearing up to submit our entries for the new 500 Rings book that Lark Books is publishing! Want an entry form? Follow this link through http://www.larkcrafts.com/ and see what else they are looking for in future books.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Recent Press

Theresa Wallace
Our school paper, The Lumberjack, recently published a story about the Jewelry and Metals emphasis being phased out, and how the students are dealing with the reality of the situation. Read more here, and check out some photos of our crew!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Club Shirt Design

New shirt design fot the metals club! Thank you to Hannah and Christian for the design... can't wait to see it in person! If anyone is interested in a shirt, hoodie or bag, shoot us an email!