Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Bracelet show at Kathleen Sommers, 2012.

I am happy to be part of The Bracelet Show at Kathleen Sommers this year again. This is the fourth annual collective show and every year this event gets better and better. The reception will take place on December 6th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Kathleen Sommers located in 2417 N. Main St. in San Antonio, Texas.

The show will have over 100 designs by more than 60 artists

Bracelets will be on display and available for purchase until December the 15th.
10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Scholarship Fund at Southwest School of Art in San Antonio.

These are my bracelets that will be in the show.
Folk Bird
©2012 Lorena Angulo
Sterling PMC; hand sculpted and carved.
©2012 Lorena Angulo
Sterling PMC and LOS patina; hand carved and sculpted.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dia de los Muertos: La Ofrenda at SSA

I am getting super excited about putting together the altar this coming Saturday at SSA. It is a great honor to have been invited to be the lead artists this year and I will do my best to represent this wonderful tradition from my country, Mexico.

Friday, September 21, 2012

My "Angel" is born

©2012 Lorena Angulo
Goldie Bronze

I am extremely happy to finally be able to create this angel that has been in my heart for a long time. I have always loved the traditional folk art angels carved in wood from Mexico and I wanted to have my own interpretation of them in my metal work.

Angels have a beautiful symbolic meaning, they can represent love, faith, compassion, renewal, protection, courage and much more. In my personal case they have been a great inspiration of faith, protection and love in my life.

I really hope I can transmit these feeling when you see the angel, when I made it I was thinking in all those moments in my life where I knew my angel was with me and my whole family.

This is just the beginning of a whole collection I will be creating with my "Angel."

Hope you like it!

©2012 Lorena Angulo
Goldie Bronze

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Contemporary Metal Clay Rigs by Hattie Sanderson

I just got the Contemporary Metal Clay Rings book in the mail. I have to say this book in incredible and full a great information. Hattie Sanderson did an incredible job putting together the book with such great projects.

Three of my rings are in the book and I am very honor to be with so many great artists and friends in this book.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Lorena Angulo App for your phone

I am happy to introduce to you my new App for your phone. It is free and you can get it here: Lorena Angulo App

Or you can scan with your phone my QR code

Hope you will visit my App and keep me company !!!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

My last Thank You Giveaway

This is the last of my THANK YOU giveaways I have done during this month. I liked celebrating my birthday's month sharing my work with the people who have been making me company in my blog and Facebook page.

Hope you all continue to keep me company and to talk with me by posting in my blog posts and my Facebook page, I enjoy so much having this contact with all of you !! ♥

The earrings I will be giving away are made with silver using one of my signature templates. I textured them with my own texture sheet and hand formed a rose and a swirl to add some extra details.

©Lorena Angulo

To be able to participate in the giveaway you must visit my new online store "Lorena Angulo Art" at Zazzle and click in the "Like" button and post a comment here in my blog post. I will appreciate if you do this for me. Help me spread the word about this new adventure with my Zazzle store.

Thanks !!! ♥

I will announce the winner on Tuesday, September 4th.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Lorena Angulo's Art gifts

I am very happy to announce the grand opening of my online store at Zazzle, Lorena Angulo Art.

In this store you will be able to buy gifts displaying some of my paintings and metal work. I will be adding more items soon and I hope you can stop by and take a look. Let me know what you think and what items do you like to see there too.

Thanks for always supporting me and my work. All your wonderful comments about what I do are a big incentive for me to keep moving forward.


The winner of the third giveaway is...

Thank you to all the wonderful ladies who participated in my third "Thank You" Giveaway. I was very happy to read all your comments.

The winner of my necklace is the person who comment on the 16th place.
Yolanda Gil, you are the winner !!!!!
Congratulationes !
Please send me your address to my email:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Third Giveaway

My third giveaway is a piece a jewelry I made during the time I was writing one of the projects I have in the book Metal Clay in Color. You can see this necklace in the book too.

I made this necklace using bronze clay, bronze wire, pearls, red coral and added color to the bronze piece with Gilders paste.

If you want to have a chance to win this necklace, please write me a message here in my blog post. I will announce the winner next week on Monday.

The winner of my second giveaway was KENJI, hope he likes my postcards !!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Fall Class at SSA: Sterling PMC

My Fall class at Southwest School of Art is now open for registration.

You may register by phone or online at any time. I am sure you will have a great time and you will learn a lot of things in how to work with this type of clay.

See you there !!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Honoring Mieko Takahashi Shull and Lucia Gulino: Etsy Metalclay Team Raffle

I am honor to be part of the Etsy Metalclay Team and it was in this group were I met Mieko and Lucia. These two wonderful ladies were not only talented but the nicest persons all the time. They always have nice words and a lot of support for all the other members of the team. Their work was beautiful and you could really see how much they enjoyed life and doing what they were doing.

Sadly for all of us in the team, our teammates and friends Mieko and Lucia passed away recently. We are all very sad to have lost two beautiful souls and wanted to do something in their honor. Members of the team donated a hand made charm made with silver, bronze or copper to create two bracelets. The bracelet chains are hand made with fused argentium sterling silver links with custom made taggles for each bracelet. The bracelet is 7 1/4 inches.

We will raffle the two bracelets and all the proceeds will be donated to charities in their memory. The proceeds will be split 50/50 between World Vision (Mieko's favorite charity) and an art scholarship in Lucia's name.

I made one of these beautiful charms, it is the bracelet with the flower toggle in memory of Mieko.

Please help me and my team member by supporting our raffle, you will love to have one of these bracelets. Buying one ticket ($5 each) will give you two opportunities to win a bracelet.

Visit this page to find out more information and to buy your ticket.

Thank You in advance for your help !

Lorena ♥

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My Virgin is finished

Since I was invited to be the lead artist for Dia de los Muertos: La Ofrenda at SSA, I have been painting some pieces I will display during the event. 

I am planning in having some of my pieces of jewelry, paintings, figurines and folk art inspired in the day of the dead tradition of my country Mexico. All these pieces will be made by me and it will be the first time I will show more than just my jewelry.

Painting and making folk art is something I enjoy doing a lot. I have never taken classes for painting or learn how to create the folk art but I like it to be this way much better because all my work is 100% what comes from my heart.

One piece that will be the center piece for my altar is a painting I made in a hand carved wood tray of the Virgin of Guadalupe. It took me more than 5 months to finished it, I painted almost everything but I left the face plain until today that I felt it was the right time to bring her in my painting.

Mi Virgen Morena
©2012 Lorena Angulo
Hand carved wood tray painted with acrylics.
25" x 12.5"

Monday, August 13, 2012

The winner of the first giveaway is...

Thanks to all who participated in my first giveaway !
I was very happy to read all your comments!

12 wonderful ladies left a comment to be able to win and after having a random number generator choose the number the winner is:
 The lady who was number one is JANICE FOWLER !!!

Congrats Janice, hope you enjoy it !!

Please send me your address to send it to you at my email address

Thanks again to all and remember I still have three more giveaways and you can participate again !


Second Giveaway

As my second giveaway I want to give the winner 4 postcards with some images of my paintings. The winner can use the postcards to giveaway or display them with frames in a wall. I am sure my painting postcards will bring some color to your home.

The only thing you have to do is to write a comment here in my blog and that is all.
I will announce the winner on August 20.


Monday, August 6, 2012

My first Thank You Giveaway

Hello everyone,

I am very happy to do these 4 giveaways as a Thank You to all of you for liking my page in Facebook and my blog. If you have not liked both I will love to see you in both places ! ;o)

The first giveaway I will do is this little painting I made with all my love and heart.

©2012 Lorena Angulo

What you have to do is write a comment about why do you like to win this painting in my blog (please it needs to be in my blog) and like my post in my Facebook page.

Good luck to all and I will announce the winner next Monday, August 13.


Announcing my QuickArt Templates

I am happy to announce my  QuickArt Templates with very organic designs I am sure you will love to use. The templates are available at Metal Clay Supply. More brand products will be available soon !

You can mixed and match different shapes to create unique pieces of jewelry like these samples I made:

You can add some extra details like the flowers or simple just use the shape and add a texture and patina (like Gilders paste) to them.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Love making "Nichos"

Here are the new "nichos" I just finished !

Nicho Amor
©2012 Lorena Angulo
Hand painted with acrylics and steel wire

Nicho Primavera
©2012 Lorena Angulo
Hand painted with acrylics

So far I have done only four nichos and still need much more to be able to display all my little figurine rings I made. I will do that sooner or later for now this is all I have and I am enjoying this new creative journey.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My First "Nicho" is Finished !

A couple of days ago I started painting some wood boxes to make new homes for my figurine rings I made last year.
They needed a perfect display for them and instead of looking for something made already, I decided I will make them their perfect home.

I forgot how much I enjoy making folk art, painting the boxes made me realized my big love for this form of art. Every minute I have spent making them is full of joy and wonderful memories of my country.

I will be making more than eight nichos in total but I may make more. This is the first one I have finished and it was inspired in my Angel ring.
©2011 Lorena Angulo
Creative PaperClay, Colored pencils and Acrylics
3.13" x 2.10" x 1.37"

I first painted the wood box in red and started drawing free hand some flowers and leaves.

While I was painting my box I started talking an online workshop with the amazing Keith Lo Bue to learn how to work with steel wire. I took a class with him in Houston already but I knew this new workshop will be incredible and I am having a GREAT time.

During the first couple of videos, we had to start playing with a piece of wire to practice and when I saw the piece of wire I knew what I could do with it, instead of just leaving that in a box of "practice" pieces.

I grabbed my stamping tools and added some stamps in my piece. I played a little more with it and adapted the design to my box. 

Yes, I added some metal into my "Nicho" and I am super HAPPY at how it makes  my nicho more ME !!
Nicho Felicidad
©2012 Lorena Angulo
Hand-painted wood box with acrylics and steel wire

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Making a home for my little figurines

It been almost a year since I made my ring figurines and after spending a day cleaning up my studio I noticed they were all inside a box and I felt very sad about it.

I LOVE making them, they gave so much joy and looking at them all together inside a small box make me realize they deserve much better than that.

I took them out of the box and decided to make them a new home.

Looking around me studio, I saw something that will work perfect for what I wanted to make. I want to each have their own space and I am very sure I will have a great time making them.

I painted some unfinished wood boxes in bright colors (of course!) and this is just the beginning of how their new home will look like.

I will post the "nichos" with my rings inside them when I finished making them!

Lorena ♥

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Happy Summer to all !!

I am so sorry I have been so quiet in my blog this year. Lots of new opportunities are coming my way and I have been very busy. I can not say that I am sad about it because I am learning so much and having a great time, but I do missed writing in the blog and sharing with all of you what I am doing.
The kids are out of school now and we are getting ready to spend a wonderful summer with them. They did a great job at school and deserve to have a trip maybe next month. 
What are your plans for summer? Are you traveling or taking any classes?
I will be going to the last PMC Conference at the end of this month and although I am sad because it will be the last, I can not wait to be there and see again wonderful friends and meet some of them for the first time.
If you are going to the PMC Conference, SEE YOU THERE !!
I am also teaching a class at SSA in July, my class name is PMC3: Making a Hollow Ring. 
I have also been busy making new pieces and working more with Sterling PMC, I am very happy about this type of metal clay.

Here are some of my new pieces.

FAMILIA (Family)
©2012 Lorena Angulo
PMC3 and Sterling
©2012 Lorena Angulo
Sterling PMC and Sterling chain
©2012 Lorena Angulo
©2012  Lorena Angulo

I have also been working on some pieces I will display at the Dia de los Muertos: La Ofrenda altar at SSA. I was invited to be the lead artists and I am enjoying making these pieces and much more to come for that event.

©2012 Lorena Angulo
Acrylics on a hand carved wood bowl
©2012 Lorena Angulo
Acrylics on a hand carved wood bowl 
©2012 Lorena Angulo
Acrylics on a hand carved wood bowl

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Metal Clay & Color

I am very happy to share with all of you that I am part of a wonderful new book coming up this summer. I was invited to be part of a group of artists who will share projects made with metal clay and different mediums to add color. The book's name is Metal Clay & Color by Kalmbach Books and complied by Mary Wohlgemuth. 

20 leading artists (Janet Alexander, Lorena Angulo, Lorrene Baum-Davis, Maggie Bergman, Pat Bolgar, Susan Breen Silvy, Barbara Briggs, Sandra Butchko, Catherine Davies Paetz, Pam East, Joy Funnell, Vickie Hallmark, Hadar Jacobson, Patricia Kimle, Irina Miech, Kim Otterbein, Cindy Pankopf, Cindy Silas, Jewelyn Vanoni and Michela Verani ) contributed ideas and projects for adding color to metal clay.

I created two projects for the book with bronzclay and added color using Creative paperclay and Gilders Paste, I will also have some images of my work for the gallery.

I am sure you will be inspired by the 25 projects included in the book.

Humor in Craft by Brigitte Martin

Since I learned about the title of this book, I was very curious to see what the book was going to be about.
Humor in Craft is a wonderful book showcasing incredible pieces of art, the title could not be more perfect. The author Brigitte Martin, who is the creator and editor of Crafthaus , features a wonderful array of art works from artists around the world.
The book itself is beautifully made and has great quality, a perfect book to have in any coffee table for everyone to enjoy. 

Every page is filled with great images of pieces made with all different types of materials and mediums, each representing the personal way every artists views and makes humor be part of their work.
Schiffer books is known for publishing very nice gallery type books and this one is no exception.
Brigitte Martin did a great job putting together this beautiful book, it is  definitively a book to have in any art studio or home of anyone who enjoys and appreciates art. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

I am the Lead Artist for Dia de los Muertos: La Ofrenda at Southwest School of Art

It is a great honor to have been invited to be the Lead Artist for Dia de los Muertos: La Ofrenda at the wonderful Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas.

I am very happy to have the opportunity to share this wonderful tradition from my country, Mexico, with all the community in San Antonio. 

Southwest School of Art has been doing the altars for years and this time I will lead this wonderful event.

The invitation came at the best moment for me after having a very difficult summer in 2011 when I lost three very important family members.

This will give me the incredible opportunity to make a day of the dead altar to honor them and all my other family members that are not with us any more in body, but they will always be with us in spirit.

I will make my best to transmit why the altars are so important in our culture and why we see dead in a totally different way.

Hope you will come to see it if you live in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, I will love to see you there.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

New pieces in my Arbol de Vida Collection

Since I started making and designing my jewelry I have been making various trees of life in different forms. I always love the symbolic meaning of the "Arbol de Vida" and it has been my passion to make them all the time.

The tree of life represent the union between earth and heaven. It was said that the founder gods in Mexico came down to earth through the trees. I love to make them using flowers and birds because they represent new life, hope and love.

My latest piece is going to be a necklace and I am still working in it. It gives me joy to see this piece come alive little by little.
©2012 Lorena Angulo

My other pieces in this collection are one more brooch and earrings. Every piece I design is unique and have the same feeling of nostalgia about the wonderful folk art from my beautiful country, Mexico.

©2012 Lorena Angulo
PMC3 (silver)

©2012 Lorena Angulo
PMC3 (silver)

©2012 Lorena Angulo
PMC3 (silver)

Arbol de Vida Esperanza
(tree of life hope)
©2012 Lorena Angulo
PMC3 (silver)

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