Thursday, July 16, 2009

...a bit more nautical

Sculpted Wax:
The corals included in the piece are cup coral, fan coral, plate coral & tube coral.

Well, it's finished and I couldn't be happier! I love sculpting coral because each piece is telling a story such as the eel trying to snatch that piece of topaz that has fallen and stuck between the corals.

I'm not sure if my photos capture the details but here they are...I hope you like it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What's new in my Bamboo Line?

Bamboo Hoop Earrings
Sterling Silver & 14K Yellow Gold

Stack-able Bamboo Rings
Sterling Silver Bamboo Rings - $39 ea.
Sterling Silver & 14K Yellow Gold - $138

Bamboo Cuff
Sterling Silver & 14K Yellow Gold

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

St. Petersburg Times "Bay Magazine"

June Issue
Tampa Bay Magazine
Isn't she beautiful!

Our Tampa Bay Magazine is out!

I was blown away by this. Don & I came home from a large art show and normally I do not go straight to my e-mails (due to lack of brain cells after a 4 day show) ...but I did anyway.

When I saw the e-mail from the Bay Magazine editor...I quickly scanned over the e-mail, couldn't believe my eyes and told Don to read the e-mail and let me know if it was as good as I thought it was...AND IT WAS!!!
The St. Petersburg Times was wanting to look at adding my big bold silver pieces to their article on elements of copper, brass, silver & gold...what an honor! My pretty pieces were going to a very prestigious magazine.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ghost Orchid Pendant

Just finished a small quantity of
Sterling Silver Ghost Orchids...finally!
Tomorrow, I'll add them to my website.
Thanks for waiting.

New Leaf Band

Blue Topaz Leaf Band
This ring is so comfortable...if I wasn't getting ready to design my own ring, this would be it!
I am also making this leafy ring using a 5mm round Citrine and purple Amethyst.

New Lemon Quartz Vine Design

I have been sitting on this stone for a while now but the design finally hit me while in Winston-Salem at a convention. It was the perfect stone for trying out my new Vine Design.

I'm not particular fond of the tradition straight line settings that most stones sit in...especially since I don't care for straight lines in the first place.
My father has always told me that nothing in nature grows straight, so I sculpted this ring as if the vines were holding the ring up and my leaves were holding the stone down.

Well I'm happy to say...I'll probably never go back to a straight setting again. I think it came out beautiful...

Vine Setting

Laser Cut Lemon Quartz

Monday, May 11, 2009

Florida Craftsmen, Inc.

I was just accepted into the Florida Craftsmen Gallery starting May 26th, 2009. We will be displaying 10 pieces in their gallery.

Florida Craftsmen, Inc.

501 Central Ave

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727.821.7391 Fax: 727.822.4294

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Jeannine's Lotus Ring...

5 am - Starting on Jeannine's ring.
7:12 am - coffeeeeeeee
8:56 am - Just finished the ring shank, just plain for now.
10:15 am - hungry, making a sandwich & pretty satisfied with petal design
11:45 am - making lotus petals.
12:59 - adding the petals to the ring.
1:15 pm- it's starting to take shape...looking good.
1:45 pm - making the 8mm setting

Did I mention that Jeannine is only a short drive away (15 min. max) and I bet she can't wait to see her ring plus I know she is wondering WHY I'm not posting any pictures???

2:36 pm - adding the surprise to the side of the ring shank. This idea is just too cool.

2:39 pm - fine tuning the petals.
After a bit of additional work to say the lease...whalla!

I'm a bit under the weather but I will be posting additional information about the Sunstone she choose to add to the center of her Lotus Flower.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The best of both worlds.

Although my designs are self explanatory...I have a lot to say about this design...but first, I have to add a few things to my website and then I'll be back.