PKlein Jewelry Design

Spring & Summer Shows!

Upcoming Jewelry/Art Shows and Gem & Mineral Shows

I’m looking at my calendar filling up and find myself excited and looking forward to a nice schedule of both jewelry and gem shows coming up soon!

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Pamela Klein

Six Steps to Tackling Unfinished Projects

Embracing My Inner Tortoise

Unfinished Tree of Life

Unfinished pendant that needs a lot of work!

I just finished a pendant that I started six months ago. It’s not that I worked on it for six months, I probably worked on it for three hours. But, for several reasons, I just stopped in the midst of working on it. It got me thinking about why we leave things undone, what makes us pick them up again, and all the emotions we experience just because of that unfinished project. Read more

Obligation or Opportunity?

A routine chore becomes the seed of artistic inspiration.

I am new to spending a lot of time in my studio. I am more accustomed to the daily 9 to 5 routine with some studio time peppered in where I can fit it. I am trying, with this “new endeavor” (see my previous post), to spend the bulk of my working hours in the studio, building up inventory for upcoming shows and for a good selection to offer the public. With this change in creative time spent and the demand of work to be produced, I’m discovering a new respect for an artist’s relationship to her muse. I’m talking about artistic inspiration. Read more

The Studio Saga: Part One

A jewelry studio emerges from a mess

For artists and craftspeople, the studio space is, well, personal. I’m sure that sounds like an obvious thing to say. But after spending eighteen years in the retail craft world, I know first hand that everybody conceptualizes their art – and therefore their studio – differently. Some people are messy – but boy, they know where every snip of wire is. Some people are super-tidy and organized, and they need that open, clean space for their brains to allow their creativity to flow. Because I am in the process of creating a studio space for myself, craft spaces have been on my mind. A LOT. Read more

The Path Towards New Endeavors

Taking the proverbial leap

Some of you reading this may already know me and, for some, this is our first introduction. Either way, I am enjoying the opportunity to connect with people through this journal – to share my thoughts and experiences, my artistic struggles and breakthroughs – hopefully developing a community of like-minded jewelry enthusiasts that can share ideas, woes, techniques and laughs! Read more