Thursday, December 30, 2010

Using the flex shaft

I love my flex shaft. It is a great asset to any studio. Here I am in the the zone, I find that when using it I get a zone when i do not notice anything going else around me. I always wear a dust mask when working with the flex shaft.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


This past week Steve and I saw these two beautiful hawks in a tree next to the studio. It was amazing. I have never seen them so close before. They didn't seem to mind us at all. They were huge. So amazing!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thank you Discount

Happy Holiday to all my readers!!! I want to thank you for following my blog. So as a thank you and a holiday gift I am giving all of my readers 10% off any etsy order (code = BLOGHOL10). I have just listed some new pieces that would make great gifts and are perfect for any party. I hope that you have an amazing holiday season.
Ps - discount till the 3rd of January

Friday, December 3, 2010


Congratulations to S. Fava!!!!! S. Fava is the winner of the give away. The name was chosen by a blind drawing. This was a lot of fun. I will be doing another give away in the first few months of the new year.
Again congrats to S. Fava.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Last day of Give away!!!!

Hello everyone. Today is the last day of the give away. So please post your comments for your chance to win on the Give Away post. The winner will be announced tomorrow. Have a fantastic day!!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Necklace with found object

This is a necklace that I finished this past week. The top piece is a hollow form, and the textured was created using vintage letter stamps. I then oxidized it to bring out the texture. The middle piece is a bezel set shard of blue willow plate that was my grandmothers. It broke in one of our many moves. And the bottom bead is a black tourmaline nugget. It hang on a 16 inch rubber cord and the closure is in the front. I love this!!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Necklaces

These are two necklaces that I finished yesterday. The top one is hung a rubber cord that is 17 inches in length. It is a frame with pebbles I think it is fabulous. The bottom is a hollow from focal that the texture was hand applied with a hammer. It is about 16-17 inches in total length but I could easily put an extender on it. It is turquoise nuggets. A great was to add a punch color to any outfit day or night.

Cute earrings

Here are a super cute pair of small stud earrings. They have a very organic feel to them. They have been oxidized to give them more dimension. These would be a great holiday gift. They will soon be listed on etsy. These are the earrings that I was soldering in an earlier post.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Here I am soldering a pair of earrings. I love to solder, I find great joy is all aspect of making. the earring are a really cute pair of studs that I will show in another post soon and I will also be adding adding them to my etsy store. It was a beautiful day out the sun shinning in my windows helps with my lighting and warms me up. We also had the wood stove going that day to take the chill out and it just makes the studio cozy.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Give Away!!!!!!!

It is give away time!!!! This is a small hollow form sterling silver necklace with a fabulous texture on it. I love this necklace. It hang on a 16 inch rubber cord and had a sterling silver clasp. This is a $95.00 value. This is so exciting. Please leave a comment for your chance to win. The winner will be announced and notified on December 3rd.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Spool - from the sprout collection

This is an amazing ring that I made last week, I still have some work to do on it not much though. I really wanted to share, this piece really excites me. I have been on a ring kick lately. Ring are my favorite. And this one is spectacular.

Fire and Ice

Steve and I are in an exhibition together. The Arts Worcester members show "Fire and Ice" it is at the Aurora Gallery at Arts Worcester. The show will run till November 19th.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Give away soon!!!

Sometime in the month of November I will be doing a give away. This will be the first give away with more of them to come. A reader of my blog will recieve a piece of jewelry. It could be you!! So please keep checking to see when the give away will happen.
I am so excited to be doing this.
Thank you to all of my blog readers.
Happy reading.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Another ring

I was making this ring on Thursday, It took me hours, and I love the results. It is a hollow form with what I call bobbly bits. I think that they look like a grape cluster. It is so comfortable to wear. I still a little bit of work to do, mostly finishing. If you are interested in this piece contact via email or leave a comment I will get back to you within a day.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


I love rings. They are one of favorite things. I love to make them. I love to wear and I love to collect them. I love the history. I finished these two rings earlier this week.

Friday, September 24, 2010

My object - Sprout 3 - Completed

I love how this came out. I am not sure what the wood is. I know that it is some kind of an exotic. The contrast between the wood and the silver are fantastic. It will be in the Arts Worcester "Fire and Ice" exhibition. Opening is October 16th.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Here is a great picture of me working from yesterday that Steve took of me. The piece that I was working will be completed on Thursday. As I was cleaning up for the day chaos happened. I was putting a hammer away in my hammer cabinet when it fell off the wall. Not to worry I am ok a little sore but ok. It was crazy.

Friday, September 17, 2010

My object - Sprout 3

This is my first object. I am very pleased with it. It is titled "Sprout 3". It is almost finished. I can not wait to share the finished product.

Pebbles and puddles continued

Here is this great necklace from my Pebbles and puddles collection. I love this necklace. I would wear this everyday myself. It is all sterling silver minus the rubber cord. I love how the oxidization brings out this piece. I finished this piece on Thursday. It is already on etsy.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dreams of Citrine

This necklace is titled dreams of citrine. It is made of two "pillows" and a very large citrine. It is a beautiful necklace. It measures around 16 inches. It sits on the neck perfectly. It is a little bit smaller then a statement piece, but large enough to stand out and be seen from across the room.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Upgrade in the Studio

Yesterday Steve helped (well he did most of the work) put in this great new bench for me. Thank you Dad for getting it. And Thank you Steve for all the work you did in the heat. This bench has given me some needed storage and space. Thank you.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pebbles and Puddles

This is the first ring in a new series that I will be doing titled Pebbles and Puddles. I love this ring. There are multiple textures and layers within this one piece. It is domed with "pebbles" on the inside that I then oxidized. When you are wearing it, it floats and pools on your hand. You are unable to see the shank of the ring. It is a great piece.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dream Series

This is the first piece from my Dream series. It reminds of a pillow. And the letters and numbers are floating around. The stone hanging from it is a citrine. It is really a beautiful piece and sits amazingly on the neck. As with most of my pieces it can be worn everyday or would look fabulous for a special night out.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Black tourmaline bracelet

This is a great bracelet that is made from black tourmaline beads and a sterling silver hollow from. The hollow form has a flower texture that was roller printed on. The center of the main flower has a 14k gold ball. To be added to my etsy store within a few days.

Now on Etsy!!!!!

Big announcement! I am now on etsy. There is a link on the right under retail store to my etsy store. And also here etsy. Please check out my shop. All items come is a gift box and are great to give for any occasion.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Two New Neckalces

Both of these necklaces are hollow form pendents and are strung with blackstone gemstone beads. These are great statement necklaces they sit beautifully on the neckline. They are 16 inches with extenders.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Me at work

Here I am working. Steve took this photo of me without me knowing. I am so into what I was working on that I pay little attention to what else is going on. I am at peace when I at my bench. Doing what I do keeps me centered.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A show stopper

This is an amazing ring!!! It is a great evening out piece. It measures approx. one and half inches. It is not one for the shy as you can see it from across the room and people will talk. It has a good size lab created yellow sapphire. The yellow is very intense. It is comfortable enough for everyday. It is spectacular!!! A must see, and a show stopper.

A little necklace

This is a little necklace that I made today. It would be very suitable for everyday wear and a great little necklace for a more formal occasion. It is a hollow form with a fresh water pearl and black tourmaline. It hangs from a 16 inch snake chain. It is just fantastic!


This is a lovely ring with a great little peridot. I love the green of peridot, this one is a lime-ish color. I didn't put any texture on this piece. As much as I love texture I also really love the simple look of the silver as it is. This is a great ring to wear everyday.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Earrings

I made this great pair of earrings earlier this week. I think that they might even be the perfect earring. They are light, they are beautiful and simple, you can wear them with jeans to the movies or to a black tie event. They have this wonderful and delicate little jingle when they move with you.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Letters and Citrine

Letters and Citrine is the title of this necklace. It is a hollow form with an amazing texture that is hand created. I use vintage letter and number stamps that overlap each other. I oxidize the top of the piece to bring out the texture. I wire wrapped three citrine beads that dangle from the bottom of the piece. It is all sterling silver, the cord is black rubber.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Work for Ricky

Yesterday I was working on the settings I do for Ricky Boscarino. They all came out really well. I will be working on more of them on Tuesday. Ricky is an amazing artist in a multitude of mediums. Please check out his website at You will be amazed at how one person can do so much.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tourmalinated Quartz

I finished this necklace yesterday! I was thrilled with the way it came out. I think that it is spectacular. It is a large tourmalinated quartz that is bezel set. Hanging from it is a hollow form piece and two fresh water pearls. The cord is made out of rubber.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


On Thursday I finished the order for Traillworks. Very exciting. After that I started working on projects that I have been working on off and on for quite awhile. I love making, I am always amazed on much it centers me. I can be having the worst week and as soon as I sit at my bench all is right again.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Necklace and parts

Yesterday I was in the studio after that long heat wave we had. I made a new necklace for Worcester Center for Crafts's store. It is hollow formed, roller printed, and it has several ball of silver and two balls of 14k gold on it. I am more then pleased with it. I also started making several new pieces to send down to Traillworks. I think that it was a rather productive day even thought it took me awhile to get going in my studio.