Saturday, November 16, 2013

The owls are coming...

I've been having a good time experimenting with using stones as the backdrop for my nature scenes.  This translucent Montana Agate was the perfect night sky for my new perched owl design.  There is one listed for sale at www.mostlysweet.com

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Red jasper ring...I think...

Another new stone setting, featuring a stone that was gifted to me.  I'm reasonably sure that it is red jasper.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Half Dome in sterling silver

Its not a new design, for those of you who have seen me at shows this year.  But it is now listed online too, in my newly created Yosemite Collection!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My feature on Handmadeology

Another new stone setting

Lapis in a floral setting

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Birds and beads and the flowers and the trees...

I pulled out an old hammer and discovered the lovely rough texture it can make for the background of this piece.  Looking forward to playing around with it some more!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I was gifted the stone in this new pendant, so I'm still trying to figure out exactly what it is.  Best guess so far: unakite.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Another New Bracelet Design from Mostly Sweet Jewelry

Here's another new bracelet fresh from my studio.  The luscious green stone is Adventurine, a type of quartz.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New Bracelet design for Sierra Art Trails

I've been having a blast this last week, creating some fun new bracelets for Sierra Art Trails this weekend. I'll be at Penny Otwell's house, and hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sierra Art Trails-LothLorien Stewart Video #5

Here's a promo piece that Sierra Art Trails just released.  Its got some fun footage of me working in my studio.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 26, 2013

When showing my work, I'm frequently asked about the techniques I use to create designs.  Am I casting?  Stamping?  What is this magic?  The answer is metal clay, and I put together this short stop motion video to demonstrate a new design in the making.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Artist Statement: LothLorien Stewart

As a self-taught metalsmith with a background in science, my work is driven by a process of experiment, often beginning with “I wonder if I could...” I began my journey by deciding to figure out how to create wedding bands for my husband and I. From the start, I was enamored with the combined toughness and malleability of metals, and the blended power and delicate precision in the tools used to shape them. As I explore the possibilities, I continue to discover the inherent qualities and character of the interactions between my tools and materials. 

Mostly Sweet Jewelry designs are inspired by the character of the place I live, at the edge of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite's stunning landscapes, charismatic wildlife, and rustic lifestyle influence my work; a day rarely passes without the gift of a new idea that beckons me into my studio. Each design provides an opportunity for me to reveal a little piece of beauty from the place where materials, tools, and my artistic vision overlap.