Thursday, August 28, 2008

whirlwind week

So much has happened this week. It's been full of excitement here. I've gotten several custom orders not to mention the 3 store orders. Plus one more on the way. Needless to say, I've been busy making jewelry and filling orders. Not a bad way to spend a gray and cloudy August week in Seattle.

The picture is of one my most popular pieces this season. Lava from a volcano in Indonesia, rough, polished and facetted citrine with the toggle in the front.

two new store accounts. check them out!!!

Atticus (Madison, WI)
Meridian Boutique (Bozeman, MT)

I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

just got back

from a wonderful week in sunny Wisconsin. We were there for a our friend's wedding, but while there, I was working too. My jewelry will soon be carried in two more stores in Wisconsin Atticus on the capitol square, a great little boutique carrying awesome clothing for men and women. Spirit Horses will also be carrying a large selection of my jewels. This is a great place for healing in my home town Sauk City. I also will be shipping a big order of earrings and a few bracelets to Orange Tree Imports. I've been selling there for years.

It was a busy week of family, friends and business. It feels good to be back in Seattle. Now I must get busy making tons and tons of jewelry.

If you are in the seattle area, don't miss the Edmonds Market this Saturday August 23rd. I'll be there selling my goods from 9-3pm


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

class goodies

Here are a few photos of the pieces I made in my class this quarter.

The first one is a ring with gaspeite stone, a gold bezel and silver band
The second piece is also a ring with basalt, a gold bezel and silver band
The third is a ring for my mom, basalt and silver
The last picture is of a pair of earrings made with textured copper and engraved silver

enjoy!!! click on to see closer image..

Friday, August 8, 2008

thinking, preparing, feeling

It is a gray morning, although, I know it will burn off and be sunny soon. This week my mind has been on design. I've been working on my black basalt from Victoria and I've been thinking about design from a different perspective. Transitions..

This year my work has been a lot about transitions and transitions are hard for me. But then when I think about them in the form of design, I get excited. Transitions from one texture to the next, from one component to the other, from color to color.

These photos represent a lot of what I do. I find little pieces that the earth has transitioned into smooth and beautiful stones and I take it and create art you can wear. They are found at the earth's transition of land to water, the gradual shift of form to formless and beyond to the unknown.

Change is the only constant..