Sunday, May 31, 2009

more new photos

I finally redid most of the photos in my shop today- it took probably close to 4 hours total. My daughter told me that I should stop working at the computer for so long because it was bad for me! After looking through all the photos in my shop there is still more work to be done but at least it is basically finished! I went to the beach in Potowomut yesterday and collected more "props". So you can see how I used them. I would love any thoughts and comments you may have!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

new jewelry account

I just got a new account at Spa Shanti In Johnston, RIwhere I will be selling my wares among other handcrafters including a fellow Etsian. if you are in the area check it out- the owner,Charity, has done a beautiful job restoring the old family home and making it into a luxurious and restful place. The website for the spa is and check out for handmade soaps and beauty products.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

working on photos

I've been reworking some photos on my website as well as adding new items and my current theme is the seashore. I am using shells and seaglass that I have been collecting over the years and it feels good to finally have a use for these things instead of them just sitting on a shelf and getting dusty!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Earth Day

In honor of earth day and beyond I have been trying to join the reduce/reuse/recycle philosophy by taking apart old pieces of jewelry and making new ones from them. I have been doing this for years, but it seems especially pertinent now. Here are some recent examples of re-worked pieces.

New Designs

I have been working on some new designs based on my earlier blog with hammered sterling wire. I bought a chasing hammer to use on a steel block I already had and I am pleased with the results! I am pairing the wire designs with pearl, glass and gemstone beads... Some have ended up simple and some complex but overall I am trying to achieve a style that is easy to wear but also interesting and eye catching. Let me know what you think!