Monday, August 20, 2007


a couple of these made it to etsy today and the other will be there tomorrow.
thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Apatite - One of My New Faves

let me tell you that i despise teal, but i love this stone! it's a faceted apatite bead dangling from a melted and riveted silver disk. i also threaded the darkened chain with waxed cotton. really happy with the overall product - even thinking of making myself one!

Turquoise - is that how you spell it?

new turquoise with silver on leather necklace, also on etsy

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Return to Oxidizing

i've been on a shiny kick for a while and decided to dig out my liver of sulphur and make some darkened pieces. forgot how fun it is and what a great effect it gives the silver. this one is currently for sale in my etsy store. cheers!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Illustration Friday - Emergency

this is a medic alert bracelet i designed a couple of years ago. the store bought are usually so ugly! why shouldn't emergency gear be pretty?

View Through the Studio

it is looking so amazing. we started to go up the stairs last night and the view of the mural through the studio windows was fantastic. the photo didn't do it justice but i'll post it anyway.

well here are a few more pix of the developing mural....

Saturday, August 11, 2007


my good friend adrienne came for a visit and is painting this amazing mural in the window well outside my studio. check back over the next few days to see the progression. here are wips from yesterday, its already looking amazing!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


i am overwhelmed with sadness this morning. found out that a dear friend, my sister's brother-in-law, died suddenly last night in a farming accident. he was my age, and the loss is profound. i wish i could scoop up his wife and 3 children and make the hurt go away. the pain is so raw, i cannot even begin to imagine what they are going through.

Keep a green tree in your heart and a singing bird will come. -Chinese proverb