Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spooky Halloween Jewelry

Here is my spookiest piece: made using a vintage procelain bisque Charlotte doll torso, along with some of my favorite crystal roundelle beads and my favorite sparkly chain from Objects and Elements.....I should call this necklace "all of my favorite things"!

Notice the amazing glass pumpkin bead! I strung it on the necklace sideways to show the top and bottom of the bead. The name of the orange-colored glass is actually "pumpkin" - and the tan effects make it look so authentic! I even included little hammered wire vine spirals!

Notice the creepy porcelain bisque Charlotte doll arms!

These earrings are made from antique bakelite beads I got from one of my grandmother's old necklaces she used to wear. Love the orangey lustre!

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!! Every year I am so inspired! This is a collage I am using as the focal piece in my Halloween display. The witch is from one of my favorite rubber stamps of a glamorous lady...I think the witch's hat is very befitting!

R.I.P. Maximus

Rest In Peace, wonderful Maximus!!!!! Max is my dog of 12 years, who I got in Maui a long time ago. Max came from Maui to Oregon, and then travelled to NY when we moved here 5 years ago. Max was the most wonderful, smart, amazing dog that ever lived. He was very special to my whole family. Maximus left this world last Sunday, 10-10-10. Farewell to you, my beloved friend and companion! We will miss you so much!!!

New Jewelry

Heres some of my latest jewelry. Pictured above is a keychain I made using a smoky colored vintage chandelier crystal, and some nice little crystal beads. Above that you see a beautiful custom made glass heart in dark red with blue ribbons of color throughout. I completed the necklace with garnet chip beads highlighted with tiny blue glass seed beads. Atop the heart shaped pendant are a collection of black beaded necklaces for the Halloween season, and a group of earrings. My favorite are the black square Swarovski Crystal earrings!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Industrial Chic

I love the new Industrial Chic line by Susan Lenart Kazmer. The little gears are so fun!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Steampunk Card

I did this steampunk card using some Tim Holz paper I've had laying around for like 3 years, and some new Tim Holz metal gears. And ArtChix Studio transparencies. -two of my favorite art supply sources!

New Collage

My new collection of collage cards for sale at Gallery 41.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Topaz Amulet Pendant

I used a broken Topaz ring for the focal piece on this pendant, and wrapped the outer area with tiny Topaz beads. This is one of my favorites.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

It's really hard to take good jewelry photos...

I wanted to show off my newest piece. I used some new effects. I wrapped soem vintage typewriter keys that spell "dream", and then wrapped some bitty sparkly topaz beads around this neat little gear charm (Tim Holz), and the rest is glass beads and polished steel wire. Those curlies that hold on the gear were hard...another Deryn Mentock inspiration from an old issue of Belle Armoir Jewelry.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Deryn Mentock copy...

This is my version of Deryn Mentock's amazing little dragonfly pendant. I am going to attatch it to a necklace for sale at Gallery 41. Thank you Deryn for the inspiration!!! I am crazy about your work!!!!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Collage #2

Spring Collage: mixed media...vintage linen and snippets of silk, vintage little bitty pearls, transparency, paper, acrylic paint, gesso, vintage music paper.

Birds Nest Necklace

A little bird's nest...hanging from a wire wrapped branch, using crackly bone beads. Polished steel wire. Lovely...


I just started to sell my jewelry at Gallery 41. I am the feature artist there this month, and I have a nice show in the back gallery - both my jewelry and my collage as well. Up on top is my focal piece for my 2D stuff... I used an old chess board, all aged and crackled already for me, and I used an old lithograph print that was falling apart as the background imaging, plus a lot of little thingamajiggies from about my studio...this piece reminds me of my father, who was an attorney.
Pictured in the bottom photo are my hand pounded hoops wired with little sapphire beads - sparkly!