Saturday, April 4, 2009

Metalsmith Magazine Showcases Radical Jewelry Makeover

Radical Jewelry Makeover has already touched many people as it evolves in new locations around the country, but the March 2009 issue of Metalsmith magazine (Vol.29 / No.2 / 2009) is helping us to reach even more people.

Kate Dobbs Ariail wrote a two page article for the "View" section of Metalsmith magazine and introduced many of the readers to the project for the first time.

"Who but the pure of heart could get people to donate 150 pounds of jewelry, as they did in San Francisco, for the privilege of buying it back in another form, in service of the mission to clean up the planet? These ethical artists are not releasing a flock of peacock pinatas into the wider world, but they are sending forth gorgeous, funky, message-laden jewelry and objects, all made from recycled gold and other ornamental materials, by both students and professional metalsmiths who want their work to exemplify their green philosophies." - Kate Dobbs Ariail

We would like readers of the article to know that the next RJM is coming right up and will take place as a 2-week workshop at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. To learn more about the workshop and the project please visit the previous post on this blog.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our work!

1 comment:

tokmik said...

I also have many unwanted pieces, most are pearls and metals. I send the pearls as gifts to friends or relatives or just melting the metal and shape into a new style! I only pay the cost of craft works and get a totally new pieces! I suggest you do so. Gold Buyer