Friday, February 25, 2011


Do YOU get a little warm in your heart when you think of Winter? I don't. Ever. But some folks do...and this month must be for them, what with the near-record snowfall and all. I am not a fan.

But for those folks who are? Enjoy these lovely winter-inspired pieces! Think of me trapped indoors while the wind whips snow around the city and makes everyone forget how to drive one more time:

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hooked on Brass

As much as I try to stick to my signature guitar string jewelrymaking stuff, I'm so unbelievably addicted to playing with all of the beautiful, intricate filigree stampings that are floating around out there. It's right up my alley -- I'm a sucker for anything vintage, antique, Nouveau, Deco, Victorian...yep.
My latest creation: the Enchanted necklace. The brass components came from my favorite new Etsy store, Fallen Angel Brass

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another day, another donor

I've been getting lucky with string donors, lately! I love it! Many thanks to Carol for the latest batch of fun! This is what I've been up to lately:
The 'Prayers for Rain' bracelet - made entirely of semiprecious stones in shades of blue. Well, almost. There's some metal in there holding it together. This is such a beautiful piece! I'm not just saying that because I made it. It truly takes my breath away a little bit. :)
'A Forest' - can you tell I'm a little fixated on The Cure lately? ;) This one is also all stone. In pretty greens and earth tones. It makes me happy.

The Head Hunter bracelet is getting rave reviews all over the place! 

I used my new strand of the blackest black pearls ever to make the 'Contrast' earrings. These spiffy pearls are going to make their way into everything, I fear. I linked to the original seller - check out her store if you're looking for fun and unique gemstone beads that won't kill your wallet. Neatothings is my go-to store for small quantities of well, super neato things to play with! :)