Thursday, September 16, 2010

I've just started on this piece but it is turning out to be just too cool!

This was my brain thoughts when my husband told me that we really needed to add a man's line to our collections.
First: sculpted wood-like cuff with a fishing hook stuck in it....had to cut fishing line. Second: Hook and a lure stuck in wood cuff. Third: Kill the wood...hook, anchor cuff design. Fourth: Vintage anchor, no hook. Fifth: Really cool vintage anchor, found the KILLICK!
That's it...high five!!!!

Some of you may know what a Killick is but for those who don''s a small anchor, especially one made with a stone in a wooden frame.

There are many versions of a killick but this one was pretty awesome and a no-brainier for a piece of jewelry. It will have a stone, we are working on that one.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Hugh Whisnant, my Dad's painting...

My father's painting...

...looking through some of my old snap shots, I ran across this picture I took of my fathers
painting in his studio. It has the spot lights reflecting off the glass but I think you can
see his talent. He painted in Opaque water-color, generally known as gouache and we still have all of his prints available if anyone is interested. Each one of his painting took approximately 1 years to print.

It's a pretty awesome painting.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Calla Lily Pendant

This Calla Lily Pendant features a highly detailed calla lily leaf next to the flowing polished 
Calla Lily Flower with a solid 14K yellow gold spadix. (center stem)

Materials: 14K Solid Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver 92.5
Length: 3.25"
Width: 1.35"
Chain sold Separately
Made in US

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bamboo Curved Earrings

Bamboo Collection:  
Curved Bamboo Post Earrings 

Bold yet elegant 14k solid gold bamboo leaves artfully adorn these beautiful sterling silver bamboo stems.

Total Length:  2"
Materials: 14K yellow gold & 92.5 Sterling Silver

Price: $449.00

Made in the USA by "ME" purchase, click here.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

This is my daddy, Hugh Whisnant

He has become my new found inspiration even though he is no longer with us.

He died about 8 years ago, and although he never really taught me how to paint or draw, I think you can see that a little bit of him rubbed off on me.
It would be nice to show him what I am doing now, I think he would be proud.
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New! An impressive 62ct London Blue Topaz to adorn my Ocean Reef Cuff.


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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Large Round Bamboo Ring

Can I say that I just LOVE this ring! When sculpting the ring in wax, I would slip it on just to make sure it would be comfortable, not too big, etc...and once we cast the final piece, was perfect, I wouldn't change a thing on this ring.

Rows of bamboo with my signature bamboo leaves laying on top.

Description: Rows of bamboo with my signature bamboo leaves laying on top.

Materials: Sterling Silver & 14K Solid Yellow Gold Leaves
Oval Top: 7/8" x 1 3/16"
Available Sizes: 5-9
Cost: $369.00

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ghostly Habitat Bronze Sculpture

Bronze sculpture

Limited Edition - 12
Available - Number 3 of 12
Cost: $2,000
Total height: 11"
Materials: Tree Base (Bronze, Patina & Sealer)
Ghost Orchids & Roots (Brass & Sealer)

American Orchid Society's writeup...

Always wanted to own the elusive ghost orchid? Are you a collector of beautiful things? This fabulous sculpture, donated by artist Dawn Vertrees, is stunning! The tree is bronze, roots and flowers are brass. The sculpture—along with many more items--will be auctioned off on Saturday, May 1 at the conclusion of the AOS Spring Meeting. The auction is on Saturday, May 1 with preview starting at 5:30 PM and the AOS auction from 6:30 p.m. TO 8:30 p.m. Join us at the Clarion Meridian Hotel & Convention Center. You do not have to register to attend – the public is welcome.

This is just a part of the Orchid Conference hosted by the Oklahoma Orchid Society which includes a Keynote Address by Joyce Stewart. If you haven’t been to an AOS meeting, come join the fun! For schedule details go to the AOS web site and events and members meetings.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Jewelry with Southern Charm"

Introducing my first Bronze & Sterling Silver Collection.

As you can see, more designs are coming soon.

...but lately I feel more like a sculptor than a jeweler, which I'm liking a whole lot more.