Friday, August 23, 2013

Ruby Sparkle Necklace

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cue Frank Zappa

Baby Snakes!!
Ok, I couldn't help myself.  They aren't really babies, but the song has been running through my head ever since I started making these little guys!  Aren't they cute?!  I am hoping I can get them into a little local gallery show.  Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

This womans work.



I'm working on some tiny treasures for an art show in February.  I'm thinking about women, particularly Ariadne, and her thread.  (I feel quite certain that it was red.)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Last minute treasures!

I have been having a little rush of creativity, and the timing isn't too bad!
I love the softness of this piece, and how the creamy colors work together.  It's a lariat-style necklace made from vintage bone beads and rings, and black, tan, and cream colored feathers.

 This is actually another remade piece.  I replaced the leather cord with a lovely, long, fine chain.  It's a much better look.  The proportion of the chain with the pendant is modern and elegant.


Technically, this isn't a new piece, but it's a new photo, and I think it shows the nice, creamy texture of the vintage bone rings.
I have been enjoying the bright white linen in these photos.  I guess it's the snowy white that we are missing outside right now.  You can get any of these pieces at my Etsy shop right now.
I hope your holidays are peaceful and bright!



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Re-thinking

Owl Necklace available at ClockworkCrow on Etsy 




This little owl necklace had been languishing for a while in my inactive stock.  The design of the bail was a bit clunky, and the pendant itself didn't fully satisfy me.

  Finally a week or so ago,I came across it and decided to spruce it up.  I removed the bail, and redid some of the rivets.  (I don't recommend this.  It was a challenge.)  I attached the chain with some tiny vintage brass beads.  Then I cut the moon out of the sterling backing.  It immediately lightened the whole necklace.

I am now quite pleased with it and I have gotten some great feedback on it.  If that wasn't enough, it was featured today in TotusMel's Wunderkammer!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Focus (and light)

My goal for the past few days has been to work on new offerings for my shop, and to improve my photos.  I am really excited by some of my new projects, and how they are progressing, and I want you to be able to see them as well as I do.  I am still trying to master my fancy camera, and I have managed to throw caution to the wind and use a semi-automatic setting.  And I have been trying to use more consistent lighting. Plus a few tricks from my old styling days in Seattle.

Oxidized Copper Hoops