Friday, October 10, 2014

The Empty Table

I like my dining room.  And I like my dining table, too.  Lately, though, it's been a bit more empty and quiet.
For the last two years, that table has been where you would find my daughter on any given day.  This is because we were home schooling her.  It was challenging and rewarding, and it took a lot of my time.
This year we decided to try out a little school up the shore.  It has been working pretty well.  She isn't learning as much as she did at home, but she is enjoying socializing with her classmates, which is one of our goals for her this year.
I have a lot more time on my hands which is a mixed blessing.  The bad news is that it's pretty quiet around here.  The good news is that I can focus more energy on my jewelry work.  I have been distilling my lines and improving the quality of my pieces.  It's been challenging and fun.  I hope I can find a good local venue to show my work. I am working on packaging and branding as well. In fact, I should go do some paperwork over on that table right now.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Again, it has taken me far too long to update.  If you are reading this I must thank you for your immense patience.  Since I'm not quite sure how to re-begin, I will just show a few of my latest pieces.  I have been focusing on honing my strengths in regards to my jewelery-making, and as well as trying to improve my photos.  Thanks to hubby for helping me make my complex camera do what I want it to!!

As an added bonus, I will tell you that in addition to her other sterling qualities, my daughter is becoming a talented artist in her own right, which makes me quite proud.  Here is one of her latest craft projects, which she conceived, and accomplished entirely on her own.

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!