Monday, February 15, 2010


Love this bracelet, all the hearts are made from heavy gauge wire, hammered, bent and soldered into shape. I'm thinking about putting a 'heart jewelry page' on my website as I do alot of hearts. I'll have to run that by my webguy and see what he thinks.....

Friday, February 5, 2010

Feeding the Need....

Every now and then I have to 'feed the need' to create something colorful! I wrapped these Paula Radke dichroic glass beads while working at the Gallery 812 last month. At the time I wasn't sure if they were going to become a necklace, bracelet or just components for several pieces. Then I decided to focus on some small and more delicate swirls than I usually make. These are made from round wire that I hammered flat on one end and then started the swirl there so that the center is more defined then just rolling up round wire. It's a subtle difference but I like it. The necklace has come together quite nicely and when I get more beads I'll probably do some variations of this for a similar bracelet.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Turquoise love affair

I had so much fun setting turquoise cabochons this past fall, everybody loved them. Most of the work was traditional in design and execution. It seems that turquoise will never go out of vogue.

Well I finally have the ability to work on my own website, it feels so good to be able to change pricing, dates, text and add new items to keep the site fresh. It's no where near as difficult as I had imagined. Now I just have to schedule in website time on a regular basis each week.