Porcus Aurelius, Airport Pig

After months of standing about in my studio, Porcus Aurelius, my life-size copper wire pig, has gone off to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. He will cheerfully greet customers at Matt’s Big Breakfast. He consumed over 1000 feet of 16 gauge copper wire.

Plastic Wire

Wobbleworks, Inc., creators of the 3Doodler, asked me to use their 3D printing pen to make 50 small sculptures for some of their Kickstarter backers. I just finished them ( 32 little arbors, and 18 tiny garden swings, using various color combos) and sent them off to Wobbleworks for distribution.

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Now what?

I won some lovely gemmy beads when I took a first place in the contest. Now comes the difficult – but delightful – part: using them! I have made lots of non-gem jewelry, some of it pretty flashy, that I’m gradually uploading to this website, and continue to make birds and other creatures, so the […]

Another first…

for me: a jewelry contest. I’m entering the “Win $1000 Free Shopping, House of Gems Featured Artists Contest,” sponsored by House of Gems, an online gem store full of gorgeous goodies! The contest rules are shown at the House of Gems Featured Jewelry Artists group — http://www.flickr.com/groups/featuredartists/ — under the contest discussion thread. Wish me […]

Coffee Man Joins the Etsy Collection!

Welcome to Sparkflight Studio! Have fun exploring the wireworks, drawings, and music by clicking on the tabs (top left).

I’m thrilled to report that my work was featured in a recent post on the Try Handmade blog: http://tryhandmade.com/ruth-jensen-wire-sculpture/ .

Coffee Man, one of my lifesize wire sculptures, has been purchased by The Etsy Collection!!! This […]

25 Birds

The Christopher Young Studio commissioned me to make 25 wire birds for Harry Winston’s (“Jeweler to the Stars”) holiday windows. Now the lucky birds are donning fabulous jewelry on three continents! Here’s a video of one in Chicago (video and photos courtesy of Christopher Young Studio): Wire Bird Holds Diamond Bracelet

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