Friday, February 18, 2011

In and Around the Studio....

     The following images are some photos of various projects I've been working on.  The silver lined beads I am the most happy about.  I've always enjoyed using the glass beads in my designs but even more so now that I've taken the time to learn how to line them in silver and sometimes brass and copper.  The addition of embossed caps gives them a whole new look too and the opportunity to really get creative.  The image below is neither bracelet nor necklace but simply a few of my first beads waiting to be put together.  They fit all the European style bracelets such as Pandora, Chamilia and Troll.  (Gives me an excuse to buy the gorgeous silver beads to go with  my own).

     In the depth of winter, I love to knit whenever I can.  It's funny how flowers keep cropping up in my work no matter what materials I happen to be using.  The ones on the right are going to have the beaded centers as well.

My winter garden grows.....
These "scarflettes" are available at the new boutique on Main Rd., Hudson called Seconde Main.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I return to my blog with a heavy heart.  The passing of my mother the third week of January has left me with sadness.   I want to return here and continue posting but didn't feel I could forego mentioning that.  My blog is an extension of myself and to have glossed over that would have felt unrealistic.  As someone recently told me,  I should dedicate my creativity to her memory and her love will be my catalyst.  I will return to posting this week.