initial series from decades ago, stains and marks on silver, brass and copper.
some of these sold at jeweler's werk galerie/dc, but I can't remember when.
all these pieces were very limited production, made just 4 of these, similar but all different, signed and dated on the back.
This is a flat donut shape in stained silver.
I know the w(h)earabouts of 2 of them, and I traded 1 for a beautiful dark red coat full of cut-out circles once with a fellow exhibitor at an American Craft Council Show in Baltimore.
One of the recent experiments, the Black+White Graffiti Jewelry line, is one-of-a-kind collection of 8 unique pieces, earrings and a couple of pendants.
Now my hands are itching.
I am playing around with initial tests on paper for a new series...
I cannot wait to put it all down on metal!
I am fully exploring the look and feel of this new Hearts.
Simple in shape, bright in contemporary colors, big and small, with medium in between and a couple of more style options....I am telling you, you can find your Hearts in this collection!
It's golden summer colors for these hot summer nights and days, and here is something to take along with you.
Despite the heat, these Hearts are very cool (and very light) to wear!
I had to start my day right this morning and wanted to post this shot of me wearing some of my latest new work: Big Hearts Earrings in black silver and a long black Simple Heart Pendant to match.
It's already hot early in the morning, so I am showing them off on a faded green top that has seen deeper colors...but you get the picture.
Check all the different sizes and colors available in the free forms jewelry collection and let me keep you posted on new work, join my collector circle to be the first to know!
I can't even remember how long the twisted+wires jewelry collection has been around...let's say, a couple of decades?
It started as joyful playtime with copper, brass and silver wires long ago, and it kept going strong, all these years.
After all the recent swirling changes and curved balls of life hitting the ground, I made a very resisted decision to retire this jewelry line from retail sales.
It is, after all, time to let it rest.
All I can now say is: don't miss it!
I think of Hearts....seriously.
How else could you respond to all the rough times life, the world of people, politics, the personal, the political?
I am quick at shape associations, a word for a gesture, a feeling or just simply a tool, to aid on the path, of everything, to everything.
And then I think of 'walking sticks', everyday tools that help the going along the way, like these simple little pleasures...in vibrant colors for every mood.
So here we go, this is me in the studio, playing model with my Swinging Coil Earrings!
No frills. But those earrings are so light and fun to wear and I just keep them on these days, as I churn a few more and snap shots...
This IS a rare peek into my studio and surroundings, and I am sharing it here today, sooo...
It's time for Spring! It's all I can think about these days, in between melting snow flakes and pale rays of sunshine, the blue skies just autside the door.
I replenished my inventory, I got all my Twists and Turns lined up and ready to spring forward with color!
I also introduced the Bangle Sets to make life easier for everybody, so you can stack them up and have them all!
Speaking of sets, here is one with the Stick Pendants in various combinations.
They are ready to go on an adjustable black cotton cord with matching sliders for any length preference.
Spring cleaning is in the air, regardless of the weather showing otherwise and the world longing for peace...
I reworked these earrings below, made them even more irresistible than before, and so so light to wear!
Of course, big is key, and all the colors they come in.
But most importantly, they swing!
The Season of the Heart continues and it's full-blowing...and I have to admit, I resisted the hearts ALL those seasons!
But not anymore, today I am out of the closet and I bring hearts with me!
Been enjoying myself in the studio these past few weeks, defying the cold, no firewood, and the broken space heater that sat next to me, nonetheless, pretending.
Can you resist them? Didn't think so...
I am obsessed now.
So cannot resist to let you in in another quick peek into my studio doings...
More Hearts coming...in vibrant colors to warm yours!
The beat starts live on Thursday/February 3rd in my online store....
jewelry notes from the bench
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I make simple, colorful and bold jewelry for a contemporary ageless and fun style.
Have been doing this for quite sometime...pretty sure this is what I want to do when I grow up!
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