Welcome to my blog: My sporadic and/or spontaneous postings of latest jewelry endeavours; sprinkled with family happenings; proud mama moments and things that I simply want to share.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

No Coincidences

.... in life.  Given how much time I've been spending poolside (swim team Mom), I have gravitated this week to portable projects.  I started making beaded circles; grouped them and stitched them.  End result: kind of  like the 'bib necklaces' that have been trendy.  Fun, easy, portable project for the summer.  

After necklace was put together, it felt deja-vu'ish.  To my closet I went to look for the source of the familiarity.  No surprise to find a cover-up (thanks Leanna) that had similar colors and shapes.  This is not the first time inspiration has come from a memory or image absently tucked away.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bracelet (leather wrap) is one of the finalists.  Please take a look and cast your votes.  

I am in the Stones Category, #7  - just sayin'

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Working on bracelets again.  Loved making these years ago - and am glad to revisit and make again.  Will start posting variations; but this is a Kate McKinnon classic style that I was drawn to and still love to make.

Go to Earrings

Surprisingly versatile.  Have worn them dressed up and dressed down.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Spring into Summer Bracelets

Fun summer bracelets to throw on with almost any casual outfit.  Hope to make a bunch.  If so will post them to shop.  True to my style; always try to make pieces adjustable/versatile.   Bottom pic shows three separates together.  Wear one, two, three ... wrap the long ones ... lots of fun options!

More Flowers

Love the Dahlia.  The middle flower: had dahlia in mind when trying to form the petals.  My variation to the other two which I constructed from design by Carol Wilcox Wells.

Spring Inspiration

I have had flowers on the mind for sometime.  That combined with love of needle and thread has turned out sparkly, bud-like, flower-like pieces.  Now what?  Will continue to explore; may end up as a focal point on a wide cuff; as a single pendant, clustered together in an asymmetrical necklace ... 

Monday, March 22, 2010


I've been busy making cuffs.  Time-consuming; but worth that extra sparkle.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Closet Magpie

I like Swarovski crystals.  Over the years I sneak them into pieces; used sparingly and in moderation.  A couple years back I saw a crystal cuff bracelet at Nordstrom; and it really caught my eye.  Now re-exploring bracelets and bead-weaving I felt compelled to make one.

It's a lot of sparkle; and I like the peak-a-boo styling: wear with a denim jacket, or nice long sleeve white shirt and a pair of jeans.

It was challenge to photograph; hope these pics capture a bit of this fun cuff.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hello 2010

Time flies is my excuse for unintentional lapse in posting.  Happy New Year, Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Birthday to me!

Lots of ideas stirring; however not a lot of studio time these days.  Busy time of year with school and neighbourhood commitments.  However, I have been needling away on some bead-weaving.

I love bead-weaving.  It is the first technique I really embraced; and have re-kindled my passion for it.  I attended the BABE show in November and was enamored with Melanie Potter's work.  Pictured is one her flower motif necklaces I recently finished.  Way back when ... all I did was bead-weaving; mostly bracelets.  I still love to do; and I think will find my way back to doing more and more this year.  I'm finding that I like collaborated pieces techniques, textures and materials.  I plan to continue this exploration ....