Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My First Book!

After almost a year from the time I was invited to submit pictures of my jewelry, it's here at last! My jewelry is featured in a new publication titled: 1000 Jewelry Inspirations, Beads, Baubles, Dangles, and Chains by Quarry Books:

I've had my work featured in web sites, blogs, magazines and to have it in a book just makes me feel I've come full circle. In addition, twenty-two of my jewelry are featured in this book putting me in the top 3 spot as contributors for the book. The book is definitely sweet eye candy for the jewelry lover with over 300 pages of all types of jewelry from about 190 designers. I feel so honored to be among such great jewelry artists!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Can I keep this, please?

All too often it happens. You work on a piece and end up wanting to keep it for yourself! I'm doomed on this unless someone out there knocks me to my senses. Can you blame me? The design is Laura McCabe's (for the few who don't recognize her work). I did use vintage swarovski crystals that cost me an arm and a leg (well, almost). Take a close look at the crystal next to the toggle bar - it clearly reflects the beading right in the middle of the stone! So cool! And those 24K gold charlottes are so teeny, tiny pretty!

Can I keep this or give someone a chance?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Work in Progress

My mental fog has been lifted and I'm working away and I thought I'd show you this pendant as the work progresses. Should I stop here or keep going? I have visions of working further, adding more rings, spiral rope, embellishments, etc., etc, etc... or go minimalist and do a simple beaded necklace.

Sunday, May 04, 2008


It's been slow going for me creative-wise these past months. I feel like I've been in somewhat of a mental fog. I've so many ideas and projects crammed in my head but I can't find the drive to jump start production.

What the heck? I've been busy building a web site, testing new photo equipment, photographing jewelry I've not listed in my etsy store - just doing everything except creating more jewelry!!! Someone throw me some inspiration!
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