Thursday, March 16, 2017

A River Runs Through It.....

....well maybe a creek :)

Spent a great day with my husband doing some local hiking on his birthday. We stumbled upon an unexpected creek, which for long-drought-ridden California, was a big deal!

I love the colors of the shimmering water running over the smooth rocks, though I imagine that is a bit like saying I love puppies and sunsets!

These natural colors infuse my work always. If I experiment with other palettes I always come back to the more evocative neutrals.

 I'm continuing to work on these long double stranded "slab" necklaces. They have no clasps and slip over the head. The strands can be flipped to reveal more of the blackish or the gold toned slabs. These photos don't show it very well but the gold slabs have a lovely shimmer in the right light. They are very lightweight (one of the benefits of polymer clay), and fun to wear. The pieces feel so smooth and make a lovely sound when they sway into each other. Something for all the senses. :)

I've been making more earrings with posts instead of ear wires. I find they sit better, and mitigate a bit of the longer length of my earrings. I was a  bit leery at first as my own pierced holes have elongated with age (among other body parts) and I worried the posts would sag. But to the contrary they worked nicely. And I feel more secure I won't lose them if I fling my scarf over my shoulder.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Subtle yet evocative,  gray (though technically a color without a color), inspires sophisticated color palettes from home decor to fashion.

From cool to warm, from light ash to dark graphite I never tire of gray and how well it combines with almost any neutral.

Here are some of my pieces pieces that work to spice up a simple gray tunic dress or arty urban style outfit. Despite the high necklines I kinda like the choker style. Who says we need to listen to rules! And the extra wide cuff works with bare arms or rolled up sleeves.  

wide cuff gold and black
choker gold shimmery tones

And how could I extol the virtues of gray without a bonus pic of this beautiful Great Dane puppy! 

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rain, Elements Inspiration

Loving the sights and smells...

We have had a series of much needed rain storms here in California. The delightful smells that remain in the air have left me feeling connected to earth and dirt. New found items have been pushed to the surface by the soggy groundscape inspiring me to create a line of jewelry with the look and feel of natural raw elements.

I'm enjoying the graphite and gold contrasted with the blue kyanite like slabs. In actuality both earrings are the same length and all pieces have a bit of shimmer. 

I'll be posting these to my on-line shop with this matching double stranded necklace. The set looks great with a t-shirt and jeans or a dressy long black tunic top. I know this as I can confess to test drives with both. :) As often is the case these do have some length at 3.75 inches long.

Tile pieces on my bench ready for construction. Whenever I move these smooth tiles around and hear the noise it reminds me of my Mom playing Mah-Jong when I was younger (yes, that would be a lot younger! )

I'm excited to incorporate these into my new line, Tiles and Slabs?? Perhaps I'll come up with a more creative name before I post to the shop. The line should be ready before I leave for the Galapagos in April. 

Speaking of travel, these pieces are very lightweight and perfect for travel!

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