Hello - this is my first post on my new blog. I have no idea what I am doing so please bear with me. I plan to use this blog to rant about my life as a jewelry artist and teacher. I hope to express ideas and views that will be of interest to all you jewelry makers out there - and perhaps stir up a little dirt or at least some dust. I have strong opinions, strong likes and dislikes and they will be expressed here. I plan to be friendly, funny and kind - However if something gets my goat I will be the first to let you know. I mean no harm. I love working with metal, stones and other materials to create jewelry and art objects. I also love to teach - and I do teach as much as possible. So that will be the main line of discussion on this blog. But - as those of you that already know me know. I can get off track once in a while. I hope to entertain and educate you and myself in the process of writing this blog. After all life is about fun.
I'm Carl Stanley. I make art jewelry and teach people to make jewelry.
I started making jewelry in 1972 while in High School.
For over 25 years I worked as a professional bench jeweler here in SB where I live.
Now I spend my time working on the house, making jewelry for class projects and teaching classes.