Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lazy Days

don't get me wrong, we've had the craziness of the holidays too, but we've also made sure to slow down and enjoy some days of doing nothing. just stoke the fire, make another cup of coffee and hang out in our pajamas.

i still have one more ring to get done for the ring-a-week project and then i'll be working on pages for the brooklyn art library sketchbook project.
and yet, my holiday gift is calling to me! i got a lovely mini kiln from my fabu hubby :) pix of that later when i have it laid out in the studio....
merry christmas, happy hanukkah, festive kwaanza, bright winter solstice and
happy new year!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

RAW #51

third in the deco granulation series of rings, this one a square with purple anodized aluminum.
all three of the deco granulation rings

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Friday, December 02, 2011

RAW #50 - Almost There!

only two more rings to go before the end of the year!
this is another of the deco granulated rings, this time with red anodized aluminum.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

RAW #49

this ring came about as an extension of my granulation series and my love of anodized aluminum. i call it the deco granulation series. red and purple ones to follow! and some earrings and a groovy bracelet :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

RAW #48

this one was a complete departure for me, but i'll definitely be doing more. sterling silver cup soldered onto a silver base with silver leaf. then floated red micro beads in epoxy. SOLD

Friday, November 25, 2011


wow, has 3 weeks really passed? it has flown by! the show was, in a word, fabulous. so many lovely people came out, thank you! we had 8 hourly winners, 1 grand prize winner and 55 grab bag winners; no way i can list them all here. if you weren't present and won an hourly prize, it's in the mail!

the week after the show, i hosted (along with paul and anne) a 50th birthday party for my dear friend, veronica. the party was a blast! perhaps you're wondering why you haven't seen those pictures yet? we lost our internet that night and just got it back today, so bear with me while i play catch-up!

and finally....RAW52 #47!

this ring is large, 1.5" in diameter. it has a recycled gift card showing through the cutout and leaf embellishments, all sterling silver.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sabbatical Sale 2011

I'll be taking a little time off next year to explore some new creative journeys...
and to celebrate, I'm having my biggest sale ever!

*grab bag for first 50 customers*
*hourly giveaways*
*10% off purchases over $150*
*20% off purchases over $300*
*grand prize draw*

Light refreshments served.
Visa, MasterCard, cheques, cash gladly accepted.

Saturday, November 12, 2001
10am - 5pm
2007 Ramsay Street SE
Calgary, Alberta

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

RAW #45 & #46

the cyclist on the right was RAW #36. meet the snowboarder and runner!
RAW #45: another recycled gift card in a layered windows ring. all parts are sterling silver.
RAW #46: another recycled gift card in a layered windows ring. all parts are sterling silver.

Monday, October 24, 2011

RAW #44

finally catching up! this was a bit of departure for me, but i was looking for new ways to use my granulated and distressed granulated base pieces. this ring has 4 distressed disks sandwiched over the ends of heavy square wire. all sterling silver.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

RAW #42 & #43

another moderate size layered window ring using two different recycled gift cards and sterling silver

another ocd dot ring with a textured sterling silver back plate and recycled gift card

RAW #40 & #41

RAW #40: another ocd dots. i did one similar to this in reds for the spring show and it was well received. just got a fabulous new batch of buttons from a ceramic artist on etsy and had to 'go there' again!
RAW #41: another layered window ring, on a smaller scale than usual. the people have spoken! :) used 2 fabulous recycled gift cards, can you guess where they are from?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

RAW #39

another ocd dots riveted to sterling silver and featuring a recycled gift card in the window.

Monday, October 17, 2011

RAW #38

another attempt at stone setting. this is an amethyst with spots of citrine intermingled set in sterling silver.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

RAW #36 & #37

i am finally caught up on my rings, but am far behind on my photography.
this is another layered window design using recycled gift cards and sterling silver sheet.

anyone care to guess where this unique gift card came from?
a complete departure for me, any form of stone setting. this is a montana agate held between two sheets of silver using rivets and tubing.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

RAW #34 & 35

this is four rings, all part of my tree series. i've been talking about doing rings in this series forever, but just hadn't gotten around to it. i've done pendants, bracelets and earrings previously.

my daughter says this rock looks like it has eyeballs :) another dots ring, this one with a pebble embellishment.

Friday, September 09, 2011

RAW #33

look ma, no dots! well, at least not the kind i painted myself. this ring is part of the layered window series, which uses recycled gift cards and sterling silver.
more tomorrow, have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

RAW #32

fear not, i have a few that are just metal and not painted, coming! they are in the queue :) but until then....another ocd dots. this one with a recycled gift card in the window and some sterling silver leaf embellishments.