10% off Cybersale!  I am grateful for the many that have loved my work through the years.  Thank you!

Shop handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and Luxury Knits by Janet Bocciardi - Free shipping within the U.S.!

Competitive? Me?

colorful artisan earrings

Squeeze Me

Billiard ball slice, lampwork

 

I never played pool growing up, but we played a lot of board games and cards.  Each of us played to win and for the most part we were gracious winners.  I've met many that just hate games and I'm guessing it's due to how earnest we game players can be.  For me joining in was a way to be part of the fun, but I'll admit if it's a game I'm not good at I'll avoid it.

Read more

We All Start Somewhere

wirework jewelry

 

Some time in my early teens I apparently found wire as a possible material for jewelry making!

 

Read more

Finding Beauty in the Positive and Negative

lace shawl

Sunset Shawl

(Brie pattern by Justyna Lorkowska)

 

Read more

My First Pierced and Sawn Metalwork brooch

Copper brooch - pierced metal

 

While doing some cleaning of my studio I came across my first pierced and sawn piece from copper sheet.  I remember Dawn Nakanishi assigning the project in the beginning metalworks class at Cabrillo College in Aptos.  Every assignment would set my heart racing as I was out of my comfort zone of materials, fiber and seed beads, and hoped I'd be able to do as well as all the young students around me.  It was SO MUCH FUN!

Read more

Honey in the Hive

Sensario

Field of Light at Sensario by Bruce Munro

 

Although I think about this nearly every day, it's been awhile since I've done a post.  Hope you all have lots to be grateful for in 2020!

Here's today's list:

Read more

Beaches Inspire Earrings

Boho earrings

St Tropez

SOLD

 

Why not?  One can be inspired by anything.  I have a fascination with beaches as they're different wherever your toes touch down.  It can be rocky or soft as powder.  It can be pink, white, tan, black or all the colors of the rainbow.  It can be just big ole rocks or tiny pebbles and shells.  I have a collection of many of the beaches I've traveled in my life and store them in glass bottles.  I wanted to share that with you, but they have not yet been unpacked.  Another post some day I guess.

 

Boho earrings

Read more