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We All Start Somewhere

wirework jewelry

 

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

 

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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!

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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

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Charmed, I'm sure

Artisan Pendant

Wind Dancer (SOLD)

(glass cab by Mikelene Reuss)

 

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Funky Junk is My Treasure

Smoke and No Mirrors inspire Pendant and Earrings

Smoky skies over Lake Pend Oreille

View across Lake Pend Oreille (Idaho) towards Monarchs.

 

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Pinocean Lampwork inspires New Jewelry

Mother of Pearl, Turquoise and Sage Green Statement Necklace

 

Cool Breezes

Vintage Mother-of-Pearl buckle and chain, lampwork

 

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Boho style Necklace inspired by Macintosh Rose

Scottish Rose Necklace

Scottish Rose Necklace  (SOLD)

Ruby Zoisite carved rose pendant

Ruby Quartz and Czech faceted glass

 

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