Art, some whimsy
CLOSE-UP CLOSE-UP CLOSE-UP NORTH SALINAS lit, some whimsy Katie Enewold uses a little of this, a little of that for original creations By JANICE AUSTIN For The Salinas Californian Take an old domino, typewriter typewriter key or bottle cap, add a touch of whimsy and the imagination imagination of Katie Enewold, and it can have a new life as an angel pin, a necklace or a unique earring. earring. In 1992, Enewold started knitting knitting a sweater. She wanted some sterling silver buttons to complete it so she signed up for a jewelry and metal arts class at Monterey Peninsula College. "I got hooked," Enewold said. "I never finished the sweater." In the beginning, she worked at her kitchen table. "I started with a saw and some files," Enewold said. "That was alL" Her home studio in Prunedale is now overflowing with jeweler's jeweler's tools, work benches, coils of sterling silver, sheets of copper, copper, beads, shells and myriad jewelry items in various stages of completioa There are earrings earrings fashioned from 1930s typewriter keys, whimsical angels with curly bellybuttons and smiling cats with fishbone chains. She cuts each piece of jewelry by hand or hand-cuts hand-cuts hand-cuts a die for popular pieces such as angels, hearts, dogs and cats. Each die takes about four hours of metic- metic- US'-, US'-, US'-, t: vs v. w if1) 0 f . I 1 1 1 iV f XA it . , i . . i n mi a.linfr ,mM RICHARD GREENTHE SALINAS CALIFORNIAN Tiles and an old watch are featured featured in these bracelets. OflLUi RICHARD GREENTHE SAUNAS CALIFORNIAN Katie Enewold displays some of her jewelry Wednesday made up old coils and beads. ulous work to cut people smile," "I like that my hands are Enewold, who had no back-busy," back-busy," back-busy," Enewold said. "I like ere- ere- ground in art before taking up ating something that makes jewelry making, works with For more information about Katie Enewold's jewelry, visit www.westcoastmetalart.com. sterling silver, copper and various various found objects such as beach glass and thrift store treasures. "I love to go around to junk stores and garage sales," Enewold said. "I end up with all this stuff, then I ask myself, How can I use these?"' Enewold takes her whimsical creations to about 16 craft shows each year. The Pacific Grove Good Old Days event in April kicks off the seasoa She then travels to San Diego, the Bay Area, Reno, Nev., and Sacramento. "I love doing shows," Enewold said. "I like to get out and talk to people." Retired after 26 years with AT&T, Enewold met her husband, husband, Bill Pennycook, while installing a phone at a home where Pennycook was the general general contractor. Upon seeing Enewold, Pennycook commented, commented, "I love a woman in a tool belt." The couple married in May 2003. Enewold serves as secretary for the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild. "One of these reasons I like doing this is that it makes people people happy," Enewold said. "It makes them laugh."