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.

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 ....