Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Peaceful Fox and The Ghost of the Forest






The Peaceful Fox and The Ghost of the Forest have found their forever home!  I know they will be well cared for.  Please contact me if you are interested in adopting a different pendant <3



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Monday, June 14, 2021

Andante - a mixed media necklace


Andante

The idea for this piece started to form in my mind when my husband became involved in restoring an antique player piano. The keys called to me in ways that I couldn't explain. I cried when I thought about the elephants that had been destroyed to make these objects of beauty. My tribute to those majestic animals is to prevent some of those keys from ending up in a landfill. 

Note ~ The only ivory that it is currently legal to use in the United States is either ancient fossilized ivory, or old recycled ivory like these keys. 



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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Gaea Emerging - a mixed media bead embroidered necklace

Gaea Emerging
Wool roving, seed beads, pearls, aventurine, jade, copper 


In making Gaea Emerging, I developed a two-layered solution to the problem of stitched-on embellishments getting lost in the texture of the wool roving when felted wool is used as a background. The centerpiece of Gaea Emerging is a CopprClay pendant that I made, fired, and patinated. The organic feel of the piece led to the name. 

There are some step-out photos and basic instructions at the link.


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Monday, April 26, 2021

Ancient Waves - a mixed media bead embroidered necklace


Ancient Waves 

Ammonites, jasper, Swarovski crystals, seed beads, and pearls 

Here are some step-out photos of the process at the link :-) 



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All rights reserved.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Dark Lady - a mixed media bead embroidered necklace

Dark Lady

An antique purse that was well beyond repair provided the steel-cut beads and the chain used for the closure of this recycled bead embroidered necklace. All of the black beads, from the fringe to the smallest glass charlottes are recycled antiques as well. The steel buttons have been attached in such a way that their shanks have been preserved. 

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Orinoco Flow - a mixed media bead embroidered necklace


Orinoco Flow 

My daughter pointed out to me that this piece uses several very primitive symbols, like concentric circles and jagged lines, which often represent watering holes and the rivers that connect them. So I picked Orinoco Flow as the name. It has turquoise, amazonite, and pearls, and gold wire along with the glass beads. 

If you'd like to see a couple of process shots, visit the link!


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Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Blossoms of the Moonlit Waves - a mixed media bead embroidered necklace

Blossoms of the Moonlit Waves 

Are they flowers or are they sea creatures? Maybe they are both, as the name suggests! Made from sugilite, charoite, Swarovski crystals, seed beads, and pearls.

If you'd like to see all my process shots, visit the link!


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