Monday, August 25, 2008

A Visitor at the Market

For over an hour this little dragonfly kept landing on this earring stand, flying off and coming back.  
This came just a bit after I had told someone with a lady bug on their sunglasses how last year a dragonfly chilled out by a pair of my hoops.  
Maybe a theme for a new catalog?

Monday, August 18, 2008

New work on Etsy

I'm sort of catching up a little bit... maybe not.  I did make a lot of new pieces and add them to my Etsy shop.  This ring is part of my new line of bronze and silver called "Modern Relics"  It features a subtle spiral that looks like an ancient, unearthed treasure.  The bronze has a slight green patina.  I'm all about setting weird and wonderful things and it's so great to be able to make the piece that I set.
Here's some more set pieces.  Most of my pendants are reversible and if not, a lot of care has been put into the design on the back.  They're all very unique and have a very organic feel.  
Sometimes I go outside.  The other day was pretty magical.  I could spy showers in the distance leaking out of the sky.  A bit later I felt the sun come in my window while it was raining.  I knew there must be a rainbow out there so I ran out with my camera and there it was...Back to work...

Friday, August 15, 2008

New rings and things

I just finished an assortment of Chinese turquoise, gaspeite and shell rings in a variety of sizes. I'd been meaning to make them all summer but could never eek out enough time.  There was no market last week so I was able to play catch up.  I'll be posting a lot of new work in my Etsy shop on Sunday.

Last weekend I still went to Burlington, to attend the Seven Daysies event on Friday night and 
to spend a gorgeous Saturday with friends, strolling the Farmer's market, eating fab foods and relaxing on -and in- the lake.  

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I won the Seven Daysies for Best Craftsperson!!!

Woohoo! I'm so honored and excited! It really means so much to me. You can read about it HERE.  I was even inspired to make a "Seven Daysies" ring to wear to the event - gotta represent yo!
The best part - it spins!

The petals are silk and leather. They are riveted in place with sterling wire between 2 disks of copper.  The whole thing is riveted to a sterling band. Engineering this was a lot of fun - thanks to Celie for all of her help!

Thank you to anyone/everyone that voted!  I really appreciate it. 

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Catching up

Whoa, 2 weeks have passed since my last entry... been so busy! I had a lovely vacation with my family, including 2 days in Montreal. Now I've got to get to work!  So, I'll keep this brief, in an effort to get me away from my computer and into the studio!  Must share these photos though:
I made these earrings for the Market and then decided to keep 'em. They're bronze with sterling wire and I'm so into them! They've inspired a whole new direction.
Market pic of the day from last week - Sherri and Emma after switching sunglasses!  Too cute!
Market pic of yesterday, a Japanese Chin in a bag!  (It looks like a cross between my little long-haired Chihuahua and my last dog, a Pekingese.)

Thank you everyone who left such sweet comments on my last entry!