BLOG

  • 2017 early spring

    Can it be, March of 2017!  Tempus fugate.  

    Blessed winter Holiday time with beloved grandchildren and children. 

    The design work continues; got a hankering for hearts, for the first time in my life.  I was never a 'heart as a pendant' person.    Now I am, it seems.  Got into texturing metal materials and forming all manner of hearts.  I've so enjoyed that.   You can see them in the "Limited Editions" section under Jewelry.  Right now we need all the heart(s) we can get.

    Onward.   Keep heart ^

  • New exposure at Marin Jewelers Guild

    If you are in Marin County, or indeed in Northern California, please make your way to San Rafael to 1331 4th Street, to the Marin Jewelers Guild.  A wonderful artist run endeavor showcasing hand made designs.

    I remember when this concept was first decided, in the previous century, and it has grown beautifully.  Now, I am a proud guest artist at the Gallery.  They are exhibiting a nice collection of my metal worked pieces including necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings...

  • An elucidating thought...

    I think this phrase:   CULTURAL LEANINGS BY DESIGN   says what I express in  my work.

  • Getting back on track..

    In the beginning if January I slipped and broke my wrist... Oh, the pain...For the next many weeks I was in a cast and not able to work or do much of anything.   As an artist/jewelry designer it was quite the challenge to keep from having a big pity party..  As life goes, now I am cast free and pretty much able to use my hands to their fullest extent.   As fate would have it, stores who sell my jewelry started calling for more work, just at the time my cast was removed.   Hallaluyah.  Now I'm working on new designs and feeling the love of the materials and being in my studio doing creative work. Such blessings...

  • Just so you know...

    This is to remind all that in addition to my designing and executing those designs, I will do your stringing and (pearl and other) knotting.   I, also, have worked on creating new designs utilizing your existing jewelry that has become passe or old style and needs uplifting, revitalizing...  Please get in touch if you need this work...

  • New York, New York a wonderful town...

    Lots has happened since my last entry.  We were in NY and it was a successful trip in all ways.  Got to visit a lot with my grand baby and did business as well.   Enjoyed meeting with my people at the store I've been selling to for about ten years in NY and gained two new wonderful stores in the process...and so the work continues..  I'm so lucky to do what I do, the hitch is finding the time it takes to design the work and execute it as well as the administration involved in keeping it all together.  For so many years it's been known that I need a helper, but that hasn't come to pass yet as I've not put out the word. This year is the time, at last, and it's on my agenda to find someone for at least one day a week.  Oh, would that it were....

    I live on a farm and that requires a great deal of time and attention.  It's all a blessing, yet stressful. 

  • Tourmaline

    The word on the block is that Tourmaline is now a Precious Gem according to my gemologist friend Mary Jane. It seems it's becoming less and less available in the mining.  You might know it as the lovely "watermelon" color which has a reddish/pink center and goes into a gorgeous green at the edges.  You can find Tourmaline in red, or green and getting in a deeper color almost to black.   It's a gorgeous stone, brilliant colors and is thought to have spiritual properties.