Thursday, October 30, 2008

work in progress...

The first photo (from the bottom up) shows my finished 'big ring' on the right, and another one almost finished and one I am just beginning,

The second photo, a close up of the the work in progress

the third. These are all the components to making my ring, thick 1/2 round wire (I made by melting down old silver), small round wire, 14k gold bezel, silver sheet, and the stone.

4th. after soldering the silver sheet, gold bezel and round wire

5th. the finshed ring from the 1st photo.. fossilized petrified wood ~20mm round. size 6.5... and the almost finished gold bezel ring with a hammered band and same stone ~20mm.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

fall colors

I can't get over this amazing autumn weather we are having. Blue skies and burnt orange, yellow, lime green, cherry red trees...They have been inspiring to me as I get ready for my journey to India.. The golden colors, the beauty of our earth...Wow!! It's really amazing.

I will be finishing two more rings, (like the one you saw last week) within the week and I will post pictures of the process of making it. All the dirty work that goes into melting metal to make our jeweled adornments...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

new earrings

I have been working on earrings the last few weeks. Here are a few pairs. These are for sale on my etsy site. Price range $25-$45. The last two photos are of a ring I just finished. It is not for sale, but the stone is fossilized petrified wood set in silver. I am going to try to start selling my silver rings soon, but the problem is my slow production. So, we will see. If you are interested in a ring, please contact me and we can discuss it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


blooming dahlias of Butchart Gardens.. Over the weekend we journeyed to Victoria for fall foliage and time with family and friends. It was lovely and fun enjoy some of the flower photos and a couple new photos of my gold work..

I'm in the midst of my autumn cold (and or allergies) and have low low energy and would really like my throat to feel better..

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Back from NYC

I had a wonderful trip to NYC. My friend and I walked all around Brooklyn and I found a few store prospects, which is fun. The weather, as you can see from the photos, was fabulous, sunny and coolish/warm. The photos from the top were taken at the NYU campus, a building in Harlen with the sun shining on the window, and the last 3 were taken on the upper west side of Manhattan near Central Park.

I don't know why I have been focusing so much on architecture in my photos lately, but I like the lines and the abrupt building sky transitions. As an artist, I pay attention to these things as well as the building design and colors and energy, they put off. Like for instance the incredible difference between the building on the NYU campus, tall very little detail and then a modern bright painting on the side, and the buildings on the Upper West side, intricate detail, brownstone, stairways, eleborate railings etc...$$$

Anyway, it all inspires me.. Plus, I got to see Madonna in concert (FINALLY). She totally rocked and inspired me too. Her artist bubble has not yet burst. She continues to explore, create, and entertain, like no other..