Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Large heart

Another unplanned piece underway. All that is needed now is some pretty beads and trinkets to make this mosaic heart complete. The toughest part will be finding the balance. :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to my nephew, Jared

Oh how you've grown up so fast. It seems like yesterday that I'd hold you in my arms everyday when your mom n dad were at work. I'm so happy we are still  close. I love you and am very proud of you. Happy 12th!

your nana

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Steel heart mosaic

Just sharing progress on the steel heart pendant.

Some jewels for Valentine's Day

I've been focusing on Valentine themed jewels for the month of February. The first pair is made from black steel wire and hot pink chalcedony briolettes and pink swarovski crystal beads.
The next pair is also made from black steel wire and amethyst beads are added.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cool Stop animation videos

Stumbled upon these cool videos and wanted to share with you all.  

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year 2012

Today starts the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese calendar. That means the year of the rabbit ended yesterday. Check out the link and view the wonderful pictures of the celebration that began on the eve of the new year. Check out the article for more beautiful photographs. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2090516/Happy-Chinese-New-Year-2012-Millions-welcome-Year-Of-The-Dragon.html?ito=feeds-newsxml 

Chinese new year: Actors perform the dragon dance on the eve of the Year Of The Dragon at a Beijing park yesterday

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2090516/Happy-Chinese-New-Year-2012-Millions-welcome-Year-Of-The-Dragon.html#ixzz1kP1U0nAh

Friday, January 20, 2012

Green leaf earrings

Just a simple little leaf frame in copper wire with rose torched ends.

Taking shape

Well, my pendant is changing. It's one of those projects where I don't have it planned out but am letting the creative process "just happen". I will post pictures as I change it.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Purple swirl beads

I'm still in the middle of this creation. I am really attracted to purple right now. It's such an spiritual color. These glass beads have different colors of purple and white swirling in them. I decided to use black wire. I will share more photos as it progresses.

Finished necklace

One down of the two I started for Valentine's. Back to the work desk! :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Painting ...test

painted for my Mary Jane

Valentine projects

It's that time of year..time for romance, love, hearts and gifts. Here are a couple of pictures of projects I'm working on.

Monday, January 16, 2012


I named them "Carita" after their new owner. These earrings were made by request. I did alter them slightly from the original pair. They are weaved with copper wire and then darkened to a rich bronze. Green, faceted glass beaded were added.