Saturday, July 20, 2013
A lariat I have just finished from a customer who gave me a box of jewellery parts and requested a lariat. This measures 42" so it wraps once around and then dangles with enough to to tie loosely. The tassles with the tiny tube beads came out beautifully - but - was ever so fussy to handle. I do like the outcome. It was so worth it. This is a design I would like to replicate for myself. Somehow both glitzy and delicate at the same time.
Posted by Joanna Olson at 6:46 AM
Friday, March 9, 2012
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Two of the designs that I introduced this Fall at the Studio Tour were the silk dupioni and pearls necklace.
The silk sits on the neck like a collar and captures a length of side drilled pearls. The more it's worn, the softer the silk looks. Perfectly imperfect. And that also describes the delicate sterling silver vintage
salt shaker attached to a flurry of pearls. A little hiding place for a love note or a hint of perfume.
Posted by Joanna Olson at 10:06 AM
Sunday, September 11, 2011
This is another one of those designs that I may not have worked on if it hadn't been for the price of silver becoming so high. I am enjoying exploring new techniques and the materials that are available to me now and having even more fun.
A few vintage pieces paired with brass chain and feathers...and priced at $24.
These will be available at Boutique Seconde Main, on Main Rd., Hudson and on Etsy.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Silver prices being high, I've been exploring more mixed metal possibilities....and enjoying it too. Like my paintings where I'm trying to loosen up, so too am I trying new things with copper, enamelling especially. I only have bits and pieces to show at the moment but as we enter into exhibition season, I will post finished designs. In the meantime I'm like a kid with a treasure box : > )
Posted by Joanna Olson at 10:55 AM
Friday, August 26, 2011
Just posted the first two of several pages which will show the current pieces for this Fall 2011.
Here are two images from those pages. Visiting these pages listed in the menu bar above for more detailed information on these and many more.
Posted by Joanna Olson at 7:32 PM