We are currently under a Shelter in Place order.  Until that is lifted and things have settled down I'm going to have my shop on Vacation Mode.  I'm sure everyone has greater needs at this time.  I send you wishes for good health for you and your loved ones wherever you live.  You can reach me via my Contact Page at any time.

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Lapis Lazuli with Vintage Buckles = Stunning!

Lapis necklace

Starry Starry Night

 

I love rummaging through flea markets and antique shops for fun pieces to upcycle or recycle into jewelry and other art pieces.  Although for me it's not as much as a high as creating jewelry, it comes close.  Actually the idea of finding use for something that no longer serves its original purpose can be really satisfying.

Who knew that pairing these wonderfully shaped lapis lazuli stones could be elevated even more by half of an antique buckle?!  And two different types of antique buckles at that!

 

Lapis Lazuli statement necklace

A Perfect Day

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Personal Totem Jewelry

Boho necklace

Heart Key Talisman Necklace

(Key by Gary Wilson)

 

I feel I create my most magical jewelry when in an extreme mood whether that is feeling joyful or troubled.  It's because I allow myself to be drawn in and focused on a story or idea.  The past few years have had a few more such moments than some others.

These three personal totem necklaces or what I like to call talismans were created in a couple of weeks this past summer when for my sanity I needed to spend more time in my studio and much less time online.

 

Boho necklace

Save the Light Talisman necklace

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Focus brings Thought, Depth, and Curation

Artisan Necklace

Hope Floats No. 4

 

I learned a lot by creating in a series rather than one-offs.  By focusing on one idea or element I was able to broaden my thought, deepen my meaning, and curate a collection.

In this next set of mixed media pendants and necklaces I expanded beyond talisman to story telling which is my favorite kind of art.

 

tunic length artisan pendant

Hope Floats No. 5

SOLD

 

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Fun Guy gets me Published!

 

I have the editor of Belle Armoire Jewelry and my husband to thank for the honor this time.

The editor contacted me and asked that I submit some of my jewelry for publication.  I didn't feel I had time to figure out what to submit so asked her to tell me which pieces caught her eye.  This one was one of them.

 

Artisan Jewelry

Looking for a Fun Guy

Mushroom Jasper, lampwork, yellow turquoise, bone, linen

 

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I've been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry!

The next best thing to having a client fall in love with one of my pieces is to be published!

The current issue (Summer 2018) of Belle Armoire Jewelry features one of my statement necklaces and the coordinating lampwork earrings.  The editor contacted me earlier this year and asked for a few of my pieces for consideration.  This set was selected to have a feature so that means I got paid, too!

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Collector or Magpie or Hoarder

Artisan necklace

Shiny Objects

(Lampwork by Manuela Wutschke and That Bead Girl, Vintage beads and buttons)

 

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My 2016 Pantone Spring

Pantone picked two colors for Color of the Year - Rose Quartz and Serenity

2016 Colors of the year

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