I am happy to welcome you to my new website and blog. It has been a long time coming and I am thrilled that it is finally online.
We are right in the middle of fall festival season so I have been busy trying to make sure I have enough inventory for the shows I am committed to this fall. I have a couple of new things going on - first, I have been working quite a it in red brass (also known as Jeweler's gold or Nugold or Merlin's gold). This is a beautiful metal that has the look of gold with much less cost. It seems to "wear well" and does not tarnish (or develop "a patina", if you will) nearly as quickly as copper. In fact, i put a piece out on my deck two months ago and it has turned to a dark gold color with no evidence of anything i would call tarnish. It's quite lovely, actually. I'll put up some picutres as soon as i can.
Secondly, i have started included a tiny handmade fleur de lis charm on all bracelets and necklaces. This is a little tribute to my adopted home state of Louisiana and i think it's a really nice addition to my pieces.
Hello & Welcome!
I am Laura Teague, a metal smith living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.