Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Earrings I made, two crows in a tree and a detail of a mixed media/collage piece I created.

When I awoke this morning and looked out the window, I saw that everything was covered in a heavy layer of ice. Some of the poor trees are bent over with their heavy burden.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

We had 38 cms of snow yesterday and last night and today there is a freezing rain warning. Yuck! Half the city is shut down including schools and banks. I waded through a ton of snow to get into my studio last evening and I listened to the snow beat against my window while I started work on a pendant for myself -- pictured above. I felt very snug and safe inside.

Snowy pictures above are of a tree in my front yard, looking out my back door and John snow blowing the driveway, and Cleveland being his sweet self.

Monday, March 17, 2008

A huge blizzard is forecast for today with snowfall amounts as high as 50 cms. Yikes! Just when you thought Spring was on its way. Above are some images from my studio: my cool rotary dial phone I got at a road side flea market for five bucks; tools I use to make jewelry; a small selection of art books from my library.
Now I'm off to gather firewood for the fire we will have later when the snow is falling and the wind is howling so bad it will feel like the roof is about to blow off.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I've been wanting to make something interesting with beach rocks for awhile and here it is. I have experimented with polymer clay and wrapping the beach rock in it and inserting a jump ring to hang, but that requires many steps and takes quite awhile. Drilling the holes in the stone takes only minutes as does wrapping the stone in wire. Lots of fun.

Monday, March 10, 2008

These earrings with creamy pearls were created using steel wire that I sanded, filed and hammered. The wire looks a little like sterling silver that has been aged. The spirals are pushed out to give a three dimensional effect. Earrings measure 2 1/4 inches from top of earwire to bottom of earring and are made with sterling silver. Available for sale on Etsy.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Images above are Roman Emperor, my cat; a pendant I made; a crow on my fence; snow on a branch; earrings I made.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Above is an image of nest earrings made with steel wire and lovely, creamy pearls. I made the earwires with sterling silver. I'm waiting in anticipation on an order of rice and potato pearls in beautiful, rich colors as well as pastel colors for Spring. You will see them soon in some of my jewelry creations.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

A piece of my art work has been chosen for this months issue of AntiDull, an online art magazine. There are many wonderful artists featured in there as well as a link to their websites. Last months issue featured photographers from all over the globe. Why not grab a cup of coffee or tea or maybe a glass of wine and take a peek.

The first three images above are glimpses inside my china cabinet, fourth is a pair of earrings I made and the last is of me wearing some of the jewelry I made. :)