Tag Archive: jewelry

Beads and Jewelry: The Lost and Found Collection

On a brief visit to London back in August 2010, I was referred to a certain gallery that specialized in handmade artisan jewelry. I went there with a bunch of my pieces and butterflies in my stomach, and to my delight, the owner liked everything. While I’ve never been a big fan of the idea …

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Persona Non Grata

Tuesday morning started out with an encounter with the world’s most obnoxious taxi driver. He was supposed to pick me up to take me to the airport at 7am. After a last check to make sure I had my passport and plane ticket and a few last squeezes and kisses for Moby, I was standing …

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New Rings: The Oyster Series

As some of you know, I have been a vegetarian for many years. When I started making jewelry, I knew there would never be any animal products involved – no leather (I don’t wear any leather myself), no bone, no silk, no pearls. Actually, as described in Victoria Finlay’s Jewels: A Secret History (a fantastic …

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New Spacelets and a New Style of Earrings

What’s that? What the hell are ‘Spacelets’, you ask? Well, I’ll get to that in a minute.   See, I wasn’t kidding when I told you I was working like crazy (or when I said “color, color, color!”). Does this look like a lot? I’m not sure it does. There are still lots of beads …

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A New Ring Series

I could have sworn I posted these here last week, but it looks like I forgot. D’oh! These days I’m working like crazy for Art in Action, and my house looks like a jewelry supply shop exploded. I’m having a lot of fun putting this year’s collection together. Last year was all about the organics, and …

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New Jewelry and Some Local News

Okay! I finally got my gas and oxygen refilled, and I’m back in business! Well, sort of. This weekend my wifi decided to break down, because for some reason I can’t seem to reach a point where everything just works. Argh. So, after a day of pacing around nervously and not knowing what to do, …

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Murphy Strikes Again

My oxygen refill finally arrived this afternoon. I happily sat down at the torch to make some more sphere beads, worked for 10 minutes and then my GAS ran out. Come on, Murphy, COME ON. Seriously. This isn’t funny anymore. Go away and let me work in peace. Aaaarrrrggghhh.   But hey, yesterday I made …

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Jewelry: Summer 2011 Collection, Part #1

I’ve started working on a new jewelry collection. Feels like it’s been so long since I made any jewelry… but once I get started it’s hard to stop, and my hands are getting those familiar plier-blisters again, and all I want to do is run out and buy more and more supplies (as if I …

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