Monday, July 25, 2011

What's Happening

It's that time Aspiring Metalsmiths Team blogroll.  This month we're talking about what we're working on right now. 

If you've been listening to me blabber on for the past few months you know that I am working on about a bazillionish horseshoe pendants for the Primetime Emmy Awards celebrity gift bags.  I also have customers YAY!!  So in between horseshoes I work on their orders.  
My organized chaos

As you can see, I'm in various stages of completion of horseshoe pendants, 1 Star of David dog tag, and 3 personalized double disc name necklaces.  
It may look like a hot mess but I know exactly where everything is.  If so much as one horseshoe gets moved out of place I WILL KNOW.  And heads will roll.  I'm serious man.

Oh and I actually finished something last night!  There are those rare occasions when I get an idea, sketch it out, and finish it all in one day. 
So, besides providing jewelry for the gift bags, a few of my pieces will be displayed at the celebrity gift lounge by The Artisan Group.  This lounge is hosted by Gavin B. Keilly of GBK Productions.  Mr. Keilly gets his very own gift bag and he doesn't exactly seem like the skull/dog tag/guitar pick type. 
This was hard for me!  I thought and I pondered and I consulted and I finally gave up.  And wouldn't you know, as soon as I stopped thinking about it I had an idea!  Isn't that always how it works?

A sterling silver Trash Metal Collection® personalized key chain.
I had to throw a little of my "trashed" vibe in there, I couldn't help it.  I hope he likes it!

Check out what my super talented friends are working on...
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  • Jessica @ Abella Blue

  • Pennee- All Wired Up Jewelry Designs

  • Sylvia Anderson

  • Stacy

  • Mary Anne Karren

  • Brightstar109

  • Amy Nicole Artisan Jewelry Http://

  • Resurrection Silver

  • Kwant Essentials

  • Kit and Caboodle Shop

  • Julie

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    1. Love the keychain! What a great idea. I could see a lot of people liking that one. Great job on the horseshoes. When you are done you should make sure to take a photo of all of them together.

    2. Great idea with the keychain! Wow! You're super busy! I also love the look of your blog, it really matches your style!

    3. Autumn, the key chain is great! Love it! It's a keeper (the design). And you're doing great with the horseshoe pendants!

    4. Loved seeing your bench and all of things you're working are a busy beaver! Love the keychain, and I'm sure he will too!! Great job!

    5. I'm so excited for your Emmy debut! I can't wait! And I bet he will love the keychain - can't imagine anyone who wouldn't! Excellent job Autumn!

    6. Love the personalized Keychain and your trashed style! Best to you in your debut!