Friday, 8 February 2013


I've been on a bit of making frenzy this week.  Well actually when compared to some, my output isn't that huge.

The looping  on this necklace (thanks Mary Hettmansperger) opened up a new way to work with some of the many gemstones I've collected over the years.  I'll happily drill metal but stones and shells intimidate me. The large amethyst in this necklace was said, by the ancient Greeks and Romans, to prevent drunkenness.  FancifulDevices (a complete and utter genius) has been using gemstones and her blog prompted me to dig through my stash

I also revisited my collection of hmong textiles and  found this little beauty. The colours are just beautiful, really deep almost like a Persian carpet. I teamed it with rosary wrapped beads and added  a couple of wrapped silk bracelets - rather than sash chord I used tubing on the bangles,fed a thick copper through and then looped the ends together

I bought some gorgeous Ethiopian beads from xclusivdsgns on etsy including this big round metal bead I used on this choker:

These following pieces are reworks. I picked up some stuff I've had at a local gallery. Mostly I just recycle things that don't sell and break them down in order to scavenge the components . But these have been reincarnated by adding some elements and removing other bits:



  1. I think we all seem to think that everyone is making more and creating more than we are. I think blogs can be deceptive that way sometimes.
    (except for fanci, she really does crank it out in copious quantities!)

    I love what you're doing with the netting and crystals and fabric, making your pieces so multidimensional and lusciously textural. This makes me think your spirit and soul are quite happy during the moments you do have the opportunity to make things.

  2. Kim words thing so well, that I can only add that I love the netting and the colors you've used in the bracelets. So beautiful!

  3. Beautiful Pieces!! Really love the first necklace..:)