Friday, December 24, 2021
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Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I took two of my sketches and combined them, coming up with this design...I think you can see by looking at my drawings, I took the best of both.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
The Orchids are by far (in my mind) the most unique flower of all and the tropical leaves are by far the most unusual as well, each having their own uniqueness and all a pure pleasure to sculpt.
But I think I'm finally seeing a pattern in me, I enjoy seeing the whole tropical thing together as if I was on a tropical island looking in. I enjoy looking at my jewelry and seeing a vein wrapping around the bamboo while a hibiscus flower is nudging its way through trying to find his spot to shine.
...anyway, I hope you see my jewelry as a place where you can escape too.
I wanted a pendant that is bold, like my cuff so I was off to my drawing board to sketch out a solution. What I didn't draw but was in my head was that hibiscus peeking out between the leaves and to make up for that, I wanted her to shine in 14KG. (I think she was very happy with that).
crowded inside, although if you look at it you would think that's exactly what I did but if you look closely you'll notice that the leaves make up the circle.
I also wanted the leaves to have height so I cupped the leaves which gave additional depth to the piece.
For more information about this piece, please click here.
Again, thanks for looking!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
These stones, even without my sculpting have already been spoken for. I will be photographing the finished pieces once completed but if anyone is interested in future pieces...please contact me. I will be sketching as soon as I can get paper & pencil in my hand.
Of course each stone brought in from Brazil will be a one-of-a-kind piece but the shape and colors will be very close.
I am so excited about these...I feel this will take me into a new direction that I have been searching for.
Thanks again for all of your support.
...AN UNOFFICIAL TRADE NAME FOR QUARTZ CONTAINING INCLUSIONS FROM MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL. THEY HAVE INTRIGUING PATTERNS AND 3D IMAGERY. This will make an interesting piece of jewelry.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
I'm not sure what goes on in my head when I start designing one of my orchid pieces but when I see those little Phala's...it's like looking at little faces and they are all saying...don't forget me.
So it's definately a party.
Update at the ArtiGras Show: Don & I have a wonderful time meeting everyone who came to our booth including the supportive staff at the show, the learning experience was priceless. We left the show totally satisfied but not only that, we left with a clear path to what we needed to do for our next show which will be in Islamorada March 8th & 9th.
I loved hearing all of the comments about my jewelry including the comments that "they had never seen anything like it". That was exciting because I was able to explain that it was because of my method of sculpting the wax as if it was my porcelain, something that's not the norm when learning how to make jewelry.
All comments were extremely positive but both Don & I agreed...we feel the Phalaenopsis Orchid designs really stole the show leaving me wishing I had more designs to offer.
So we both agreed, I need to expand my Phala Collection but I also heard one other request...PEARLS! I heard this load and clear. So I am developing a collection by combining the two, Freshwater Pearls & my tiny Phala Orchids shown to the right.
I don't usually show my pieces right after the casting but they were so cute, only 3mm 4mm & 5mm wide (around 3/8th"). The long stem on each flower is called a "Sprue". This is where the silver is shot from the outside of the plaster mold into the void where the wax piece used to be before it was burned out.
We'll cut those off and start cleaning up the orchids and I'm pretty sure I'll sand blast each orchid creating a soft glow.
This is going to be a growing collection so please check back in a few days.
March 5th...I'M POPPING IN HERE FOR A MINUTE.
I am in the process of designing 3 new cluster "Phala" Orchid rings. The first one will have a 10mm x 8mm stone, a beautiful Green Quartz (light pastel green) stone which sets up high with a cluster of buds, orchids & leaves wrapping around the stone.
This design reminds me of the traditional "Cocktail Ring" in Bloom!
...more coming soon!
Don & I also have some exciting news for all those hi-risers living along the S. Florida coast in a few days, so again, please check back...this is very exciting and a complete surprise to me!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
If you become satisfied with your work, what would you do after that?
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
have just a moment to add these pics...we are packing up the trailer for the show and I'm still running around picking up banners & card holders.
We are back from our show and this elegant Orchid Bracelet Sold in the first three hours of the shows first day.
I'm in the process of making a new bracelet, if interested I'll notify you once this piece is completed!