Friday, September 30, 2011

Revisiting Designs

This is an Eni Oken inspired design that I did several years ago.  The sterling silver wire wrapping creates an intricate lacy feel.  Cherry quartz are the stones here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New this Fall

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.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Feathers and Chains

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

Treasure Box

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  : > )