Hi. I didn’t mean to take such a long break, really, I didn’t. But somehow life got in the way, as it often does. But through all of the ups and downs I am always so grateful for this wonderful creative outlet that is my jewelry.
So what’s new this year? I love adding new skills to the mix and attending an enameling workshop last Fall has really motivated me to add lots of fun colors and designs. So many ideas. I love enameling, because it allows me to create my very own colorful elements without the addition of beads. Don’t get me wrong, beads are lovely, but there is just something special in looking at a piece in which ALL of the components were created by my own two hands.
And finally the matching pendant:
What can I say, I just love the whole moon theme so much right now.
But that’s not to say that that is all I’ve been creating. For as long as I remember, I have loved little hand drawn flowers. I used to embroider them on shirts, even. With torch fired enameling, I can indulge in my flower passion in a whole new way! Check these out!
I have had these Czech glass leaf beads, but wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. What do you think? Aren’t they perfect in this pendant?
Here is a pair of earrings that combines sterling silver, patina copper with the always popular color combo that is red and robin’s egg blue.
And one of my favorite pendant necklaces to date:
There will always be metals, of course. Over the past year I have focused on creating more complete lines. I have to say, I really enjoy the challenge of making a specific design work in a necklace, earrings and a bracelet. Although somehow the bracelets seem to want to remain on paper… I promise, they exist, if only as a concept.
I LOVED creating this pendant and promise there will be more! The tree motif has held me captive for a long time and it isn’t letting go of me, I assure you! The patina turned out better than I could have dreamed!
And some leaf earrings…
Last but not least, a few new chains!
Plus matching earrings.
What’s next? Spring time always sets me on a path of floral and natural elements, so you can definitely expect to see more of that.
Several cabochons in various shapes await their settings. I look forward to combining mixed metals with enamels as well as adding some mid century modern themed pieces to the mix.
What about you? Any favorite styles or pieces? I always love hearing your input!
Of course, be sure to stop by the shop anytime to see what’s new. I’m adding pieces regularly:)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful and hopefully, creative day!