I am excited to announce the arrival of new inventory at Mendocino Jewelry Studio.
I am so excited! This weekend I am thrilled to be taking a workshop at the Mendocino Art Center by one of my favorite jewelers and tool makers Andrea Kennington of NC Black Co. I have taken a few classes from Andrea and her partner Chuck in the past and was completely blown away at Andrea's technique and knowledge not to mention the love affair that was born with their amazing hammers and tools! Andrea is the full package, her classes are always crammed packed with information, technique, history, experience, hands on process and humor. Previously I have taken her workshops on micro raising and shell forming but this time she is offering a workshop on complex ways to texture metals and electro engraving! I am ecstatic to say the least, and I am sure I will leave with a few more of her gorgeous hammers to ad to my collection. I will post pics of the class and my practice pieces next week. Thank you Mendocino Art Center for hosting this and many other fabulous workshops! I am so fortunate to live in this small community that has such a fabulous art center, what a resource! I am always meeting amazing artist from all over the world thanks to MAC!
to check out NC Black co you can go here: http://www.ncblack.com/
to check out Mendocino Art Center you can go here: http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Jewelry.html
Welcome to the website and blog for Brienna Hall Jewelry! After much work by my wonderful husband Shan Ricciardi I have a website to show the world! Now I just need to document new work as I go soldering along and keep the site updated and fresh. Also debuting is the video that we shot a few weeks back! I am so excited to share it with the world and am very proud of it. I absolutely could not have created it with out the consultation and expertise of my dear friend Marianella Brey from M Salon in Mendocino whom also did an exquisite job on the hair and makeup, the video direction and camera work of the accomplished James Wade, my model Danielle Frey whom brought graceful life to the jewelry and of course the limitless support of my family Shan and Maxine. SO, go ahead and check out the video and website and please let me know what you think!
Welcome to my new website. I will be adding more content soon.
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