Monday, February 23, 2015

An antidote to the cold, and inspiration for creativity.

When the sunshine pours into all the windows of the studio and I have little voices discussing their own creative projects I can't help but feel content in this space. 

I've worked a bit on cleaning surfaces and putting away materials once I've finished because it makes me more apt to begin a new project when I see less clutter. And now that my jewelry is incorporating felt, metal, polymer clay and beads, there are just too many opportunities for the materials to take over the room! 

So far so good though and today is a good creative day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

These are several of the new pieces that I've created and placed in the Lapham Gallery. I'm working with more of the copper elements and incorporating more felting and freeform beading. It's great to be able to switch between the different techniques and pull them together into a finished jewelry piece.

A felted brooch with polymer beads, copper fold formed flower, soutache and freeform beading.

A necklace with a copper fold formed pendant with polymer and felt inlay and freeform beading.

A felted necklace with polymer beads and freeform beading.

Circle drop earrings with wire wrapping detail.

Circle drop earrings with wire wrapping detail.
The polymer circle is an abstract cane made with a rainbow of scraps.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Back in the Gallery Shop!

I went downtown to the LARAC Lapham Gallery this afternoon to reinstall my jewelry in their gallery shop. My necklaces, pins, bracelets and earrings will be available year round again. Stop in to the shop if you are looking for a unique gift for a special someone.

Friday, January 09, 2015

A new year and new ideas.

Freeform beadwork, copper fold forming, soutache, felting, wire wrapping.

  I have quite a few ideas, doodles and thoughts that have been waiting in my sketchbook. Waiting for time, time to sit, time to think, time to create. With this new year, I am going to keep trying to find moments that I can focus and push some of these ideas from the paper to the table.