Monday, December 31, 2012


Winter had come!! Here is my studio covered in snow. This is the first real snow we have had  in really long time. The studio is great once I get it warmed up. With the wood stove and a hot cup of something, it is very cozy. My only problem is that I often forget that I need to add wood to the fire and only remember when I start to get cold. I hope that everyone had a great holidays and has a safe and happy New Year.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!!! I am hopping that everyone has a joyful and wonderful Holiday Season!!! Thank you to all of my wonderful readers.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Finished some Commisions

I just finished a couple of piece yesterday in the studio. A friend ordered a couple of pieces to be made, they came out great. I can not post any photos, I don't want to ruin the surprise. Happy holidays everyone!!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Necklace - Finally

Here is the necklace that I made the other day. It is spectacular!!! It is sterling silver that I have oxidized. The top stone is a 10x8mm tourmaline that I have had for about eight years. The bottom in Quinn's hair from his first hair cut. I use the lens of a pair of old glasses to protect it. It hangs from a sterling silver cable. It looks amazing. I was wearing all day yesterday and got some great feedback.
I am so glad that I got to use the tourmaline on such special piece. Not only is it my favorite stone it just happens to one of the birthstones for October. Perfect!!!
I can not wait to work on more of these. I want to expand on these and hopefully do some custom pieces for others. I would be happy to make various piece for people, they would supply the hair.
I am so excited by this!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fabulous day in the studio

Today I had a fabulous day in the studio. I have no pictures to share :(  I was so into what I was doing that I completely forgot to take any pictures. I was working on a couple custom pieces for Christmas and a piece for myself. It came out great. When I have better light I will take a picture and share. I am so excited about!! And to top it all off it was a beautiful day out today!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Opening of Call and Response

This past Friday night Steve and I went to the opening of the exhibition of Call and Response at ArtsWorcester. It was a great opening. There was some really amazing work there. Please go check it out. It is in both galleries (upstairs and downstairs). It was a great turnout. We got to meet and talk to a lot of great people.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Statement for Call and Response

As I looked at the pieces from Africa and thought about it, there was no one piece that stuck out in my mind. My thoughts went to the continent as a whole. There are wars and bloodshed and the people are torn. There are sides to be taken and enemies are made. The heartache of war, the clash of people, government, and the lack of help and medicine.
It was this thought that led me to think of Africa as torn. In my piece I put two “tares” in to it, and then behind the tares I used granulation to represent the people.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lava beads

This past week I bought these great lava beads. I love them, I can not wait to use them in a project. I have been looking at getting some of these for awhile, but with shipping and the cost they seemed to much of a cost just to see if I like them. I got these at a great price at a local bead shop. I was so excited. I got them at Chevere a place to bead. The owner Pat is great, check out their face book page at  Thanks Pat these are fabulous!