Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Last shows of the year

I am getting ready for my last two shows of this year.

Preparing for the shows is a lot of work but I enjoy every minute of it. It is great to see peoples faces in the shows and listen to their comments about my work.

It is always a pleasure to create with all my heart and soul, knowing that my work will find a perfect home to go to.

Last shows of the year:

Saturday, December 4th
10 am to 5 pm
Intersection of N. Main @ W. Mistletoe

(1 block north of Woodlawn) Free Admission

Saturday, December 11th
9:30 am to 5 pm
Southwest School of Art
Ursuline Dormitory Building
300 Augusta (at Navarro)
Free admission and parking

                               Images of some of my shows this year.

Houston, Texas

Art in the Garden
San Antonio, Texas

Purdue University
W. Lafayette, Indiana

Gruene, Texas

Gracias !!!  Thanks for your support and friendship !!


Friday, November 26, 2010

I gave my Angel his wings

I collect Mexican Folk Art and in my collections I have a few big Milagro Charms.

I have created some jewelry pieces with some of them but I still had an angel charm waiting to be transform.

Today was the day I gave my "Angel" his wings.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I am Thankful

I am thankful for my kids and my husband.

I am thankful for all the opportunities and experiences during this whole year.

I am thankful for new and old friends that make my life richer and interesting.

I am thankful for my FAMILY.

I am thankful for having the opportunity to do what I am passionate about.

I am thankful for all of you, for following my blog and taking time of your day to read and post a comment.  


I want to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving day in company of your family.


Friday, November 19, 2010

My love for NICHOS.

I have always had a strong connection with the Mexican traditional "Nichos". They really captivate my attention and make me get closer to them and see their beauty and what treasures they hold inside.

Nichos are a popular adaptation of the Catholic "retablos". They can be made out of mixed materials and decorated with colorful details.
Usually "nichos" display religious objects but nowadays they can be made with any object that may have a strong meaning and place in your heart and family.

Nichos have been a great inspiration in my work and I have made some of them in different metals and designs.

These are some of my nichos.

This necklace was made with two pure silver nichos and small bronze nichos, this piece is very close to my heart. The images I added into each nicho are from my daughter, Veronica. She was born three months early with only 1 pound 11 oz of weight.
This necklace is a celebration of her fight to live and her triumph of survival.

This pure silver nicho has an image of a painting I made of the Virgen of Guadalupe.

 This fabricated copper nicho helps me display my work.

I made this pure silver nicho as a gift for a great artist and my mentor, Claire Holliday when she retired as the Metals department Chair at Southwest School of Art

Sterling silver nicho and pure silver heart.

Fabricated copper nicho with Mexican milagros charms, acrylic paint, 
resin and coral.

Bronze nicho.

Fabricated copper nicho displaying my heart mixed media nicho.

Fabricated heart copper nicho with resin and charms.

This is my newest fabricated copper nicho. I am still working on it and very soon will have some treasures inside.

Hope you enjoyed my nichos, I made them with lots of love.


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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Beauty in Transience: Creating Perishable Jewelry with Anemone Tontsch

Southwest School of Art offered a wonderful class with German jeweler Anemone Tontsch on Friday, November 12.

I was not going to miss this wonderful opportunity to meet Anemone and learn to see the beauty in everything, no matter what it is. 

As you can see in this picture, our materials to create our jewelry were not the typical ones we are use to work with. We knew this class will be a great adventure.

My first project was to make something with a gorgeous carrot. I loved the shape of the whole carrot and decided to keep the whole piece for my ring.
I wanted to take advantage of the color and body of my carrot by not adding anything else to it.

  A simple carving will bring this carrot alive.

For my next two rings I used a plantain, radishes, dry peppers, acorn, natural raffia and my left over carrot piece.

My last two pieces I made were a pair of earrings ( I forgot to take a picture of them !) and a plantain necklace that I am still working on it.

The whole class was very enthusiastic and made wonderful pieces, as you can see in this collage I created for you.

Anemone was a great teacher and I will never forget this experience.

Beauty is everywhere, it all depends in how we look at it !

Love, Lorena

Friday, November 5, 2010

And the WINNER is !!!!!!!!!!

Ohhhh SORRY, let me correct myself.

And the WINNERS are !!!!!!!!!

Because of the overwhelming response to my giveaway and as a Thank You to all of you for supporting me and my work, I decided to giveaway another "Calavera" necklace.

My beautiful assistant help me pick up the names !

Thank You for your participation and keep looking at my blog for future giveaways.
I am very thankful for having such great followers !!

Lorena Angulo

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Esty MetalClay Team is proud to announce the auction of a beautiful charm bracelet.
The charms were made by members of the Etsy MetalClay team, and I am honor to be one of them.
100% of the proceeds go to Autism Speaks.
Please help us by visiting our auction on Ebay.
You will be very happy to be the owner of this gorgeous bracelet and to be able to help kids with Autism.

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