Jewelry that nourishes the soul...

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Enhanced by Nature

"Exotic Treasures" Long Necklace (Pendent Section)

"Exotic Treasures" Necklace

"Exotic Treasures" Bracelet

"Exotic Treasures" Cluster Dangle Ring

I have been exclusively using sage linen displays as photographic backgrounds. Yesterday, although I had planned on experimenting with some colored paper instead, I ended up using a well-weathered outdoor wood table. I was very pleased with how my pieces were enhanced by such a non-blank slate. Today I went to Mountain View for the Fine Art in the Park festival. I hung out with two friends who were selling their beautiful tie-dyed clothing. As I was sitting on the ground, I decided to try grass and cement surfaces on which to photograph some additional pieces. Both turned out to be wonderful backdrops. These pieces are part of my "Exotic Treasures" collection which also includes a beautiful pair of earrings. I love using blue, white and sterling together. In this case the beads are hammered fine silver, bright blue-green apatite, and faceted rainbow moonstone which compliment the amazing carved shell focal pieces. Other collections include genuine turquoise with clear crystal quartz and/or rainbow moonstone. I love making collections and plan to make more complimentary item choices (for example, more than one pair of earrings to choose from for one necklace).  I sell all pieces individually and they are available in my Storenvy shop and also my Etsy shop once all items are relisted. Thanks for visiting my blog.


"Seattle" Earrings

"Seattle" Bracelet

I called this post "Visibility". As I reinvented my blog, I reminded myself that I need to post here very regularly otherwise my work will be rather futile.I want people to see my art and enjoy it. I am actually enjoying posting and adding new design features to my blog. This set is named after my second favorite city. The colors remind me of the beautiful evergreens. When I was in graduate school in SE Washington State I did my best to head to the Seattle area whenever I could. Going over Snoqualmie Pass was always an invigorating experience. I would just take deep breathes and inhale the wonderful smell and freshness of the air. I bought the bracelet clasp while bead shopping in Portland with my life-long friend, Sharon. I really enjoy finding little treasures like that even when I have no idea how I will use them in the future. I added a dangle from the hole in the clasp because to me where there is a hole, I put a dangle. These pieces are are one of a kind and sold individually. I also have a matching ring. Thanks for stopping by. You may now subscribe to this blog.

Friday, May 3, 2013

A Perfect Glass of Wine on a Perfect Weather Day

"Miami" Earrings

"Orange You Glad for Leaves" Earrings

"Flower Me 2013" Earrings

Today I finally got a chance to head out and photograph some of my work. I went South to Burlingame and found a place to sit outside. The table was weathered wood and the place was a wine bar. I bough a glass of wine and sat there for a couple of hours taking pictures in natural light. Here are three pairs of earrings showing some of the colors I like to work in; I use lots of blues and greens. I've been working in the light blue-greens for years and these are hot colors right now. Find my work for sale in my Storenvy shop, my Etsy shop will reopen very soon.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Under Construction

Thanks for visiting my blog! I am currently in the process of creating/recreating my old blog. I'm not sure what happened but I went to search it and make a post and it was no longer! I make sterling silver and beaded jewelry. Please come back soon!