I suppose I should introduce myself. My name is Mallory Weston, I am a senior jewelry and metals major at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia PA. In addition to making jewelry I also enjoy making small object and things like little sets and toy kits, etc. Interactivity is a large component of my work. I work with metal, but I also carve wood, and utilize fibers techniques like embroidery and weaving.
For my first post on this new blog of mine I decided to post a few of my bench shots that I've been compiling for the past few months. I think bench and "in progress" shots are interesting and I feel like they're a good window into the way I work and the type of work that I make.
The first two are the most recent, I made a whole mess of chased Victorian-style frames that I enameled. I'm going to prong-set them and make them into a necklace. The third and forth are shots of my color blindness brooches in various stages of completion. Ulysses, my carved eel is also hanging out in my favorite box. The bottom shot is of my cloisonne enameled pizza pie fibula, that I made as a funny exercise for our fibula project.