Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing you grace and peace! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012


I had a series of blog posts that I was working on for this week, attempting to follow a more regular schedule of posting, but the events in Connecticut last Friday have cast a shadow over everything and  I just haven't felt like posting. Although I homeschool our children, my husband is a public school teacher so we are grieving for the families in Newton and feeling the situation a little personally as well. 
So I pray for the families in Connecticut 
and for my husband's safety as he heads out to work in the morning. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Small is good too

I learned last year that a lot of folks purchase my tiny earrings as stocking stuffers so I've tried to stuff the shop with them this year. Some are even one of a kind - specialness in a tiny package.

Someone asked me not long ago why I don't stop making the tiny earrings and focus on larger pieces. Good question - I don't mind being questioned. Its me think about what I am doing. But my answer was simple - I have short hair and like to wear tiny earrings.

Sprout in aqua
So...tiny earrings will continue but many designs that I've had for a while will be gone after the New Year. Out with the old and in with the new.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Focused on shapes

I seem really focused on shape lately. Maybe this always happens in the winter landscape, less color, more shape. Trunks and branches silhouetted against the sky.

Greenhouse Winter by Kyle Williamson
  The work of Paul Krix (of Neat Object) reminds me so much of this. VERY neat, aren't they?!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Scrap of paper

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. - Pablo Picasso

So the truth is that I often don't have much of a plan at first.  I LOOK for a plan (or idea, or design or whatever you want to call it) and I figure, I'll know it when I see it. 
Thus my shape experiment

The shapes I liked the best are now patterns to cut thin sheets of polymer.  I put shapes together, some layered, as earrings. Larger shapes might become necklaces, parts of necklaces, they might expand to 3D bead. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A necklace almost complete

Sometimes I get stopped at clasps - they shouldn't just be an after thought. I've been doing so many "slip over your head" style necklaces that I stopped thinking about interesting clasps. (Or maybe I make "slip over the head" necklaces to avoid making clasps. Hmm...) 
This shorter necklace will need to sit and wait while I think about how it should connect.