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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

 

What Came First? Chicken or the Egg?

 

In this case the chicken!  As a lifelong creator and learner I've taken quite a few workshops in my life.  I like to experiment and try new things.  The older I get the more time I have to do so and the greater benefit to my brain and art I think.  Years ago I took a class on electroforming and promptly came home and took some small plastic chickens and gave them a coating of copper.  Then they found themselves in a jar since I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but they made me smile every time they caught my eye.

Smoke and No Mirrors inspire Pendant and Earrings

Smoky skies over Lake Pend Oreille

View across Lake Pend Oreille (Idaho) towards Monarchs.

 

Cattails Inspire a Jasper Pendant

Cattails

 

It happened purely by happenstance, but my dream home has two things in its landscape that I've always loved:  cattails and weeping willows.  Both take me to a more innocent time.

Butterflies of the Day and Night inspire New Pendants

Kiss the Frogs - Third's a Charm

Leap of Faith (left)

It's a Frog's Life (upper right) SOLD

Kokanee - Bracelet inspired by Salmon Spawning

Kokanee are land-locked sockeye salmon.  They spend their entire lives in fresh water.  Because of that they don't get very big, but they die after spawning in the tradition of most salmon.