Thursday, June 12, 2008

Flowers and Chains

This week I was busy working on necklaces. I re-vamped my Concerto necklace to make it a bit more versatile. The toggle clasp can now be adjusted by fitting into any of the round links. I love how it looks with some of the chain just hanging long, like in the first picture. I think it would look great with the end hanging down the back with a backless dress.

I also debuted my Eva necklace this week, which features these delicate little flowers I've created out of sterling silver and copper.

I love layering necklaces, and I think these two look great together!

Concerto Necklace




















Eva Necklace





















Felt Pillows

I finally got some sample pillows made in preparation for my soon-to-be-launched line of felted pillows. I'm really happy with how they turned out.

My felt pillows are made using the wet felting technique. You can read about how this is done here.
































Monday, June 9, 2008

Chain Earrings

I really enjoy making chains, and I've been having fun coming up with some new earring designs involving them. These will be available in my shop this week.

Balere Earrings

















Eleanor Earrings

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Centralia, PA

Durelle and I visited Centralia, PA yesterday. It's an old mining town in PA that has been, for the most part, abandoned due to an underground fire that has been burning since the 60's. You can read more about it on wikipedia... it's really quite interesting.

Here is a bench welcoming you into town... it sits across the street from one of very few houses that remains:














Here is a street that was once lined with houses and buildings:














There is a section of PA Route 61 that has been cut off and re-routed due to the road caving in. You can't see it in the pictures, but there is smoke coming out of the large crack in the road:










































You can see more photos on my Flickr page. Definitely a cool place to visit if you live nearby or are driving through the area.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Rings!

I've been pretty busy the past couple of weeks working on some new designs. I'm excited to be bringing 2 new elements to my shop: rings and resin! My first of these items will be the combination of both... rich, opaque colors of resin set in a uniquely designed sterling silver ring. These will be available in my Etsy shop soon.
















Thursday, April 17, 2008

Flowers

Perhaps it's all of the springtime blossoms popping up, but I noticed today that I've been incorporating lots of flowers into my designs lately. I'm especially excited about the Tiny Blossom earrings. They are small and delicate, yet have lots of detail that make them special. I'm one who tends to just stick with one piece of bold jewelry at a time... either focusing on earrings or a necklace. While these are interesting enough to be worn on their own, I think they are a perfect match for a bolder necklace.














I really like the way the flower turned out on this pendant. It has a funky look that will go great with breeze summer dresses.










Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cherry Blossoms

On Sunday I went to Washington, DC to check out the Cherry Blossoms. It was really cold, damp, and muddy. They were pretty, but I'm not sure I'd need to go back to see them again. Perhaps I'd feel differently if the weather was nicer.

I did have fun taking pictures, though...

















































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