Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quicksilver Snowflake

One of the newest designs to enter my growing portfolio of work.  This one got a lot of attention at the Zonta fair :)

I seem to be on a snowflake theme lately. Maybe due to the lack of snow this season? Do I secretly feel deprived, perhaps?  Who knows. What I do know is that snowflake shapes seem to make for beautiful jewelry.

Spring Zonta 2012

Just an update on last weekend's appearance at the Spring Zonta fair in Pierre. With pictures! (^-^)

Big thanks to everyone who was able to come out and see me! You guys are the best! \(^-^)/

Monday, April 2, 2012

Dragon Fishing Pendant

This pendant got its name because long magatma beads always make me think of dragons ever since the Dragon Bangle project in Beadwork, and I couldn't help thinking that this pendant was a stylized tale about a dragon fishing for Koi out of a pond with his claw. I find stories come naturally while I am making unique pendants like this. It gets me into trouble because sometimes, having a story with a piece makes it hard to give it up later when it gets sold. :(  But I take comfort in the knowledge that my works go to good homes where their new owners will love them at least as much as I do. :) 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Carnival Princess Pendant

My obsession with black and while stripes continues. :)

This pendant is just as striking as The Circus at Night pendant but more petite and easier to wear. The design makes use of the new Twin Beads integrated with herringbone stitch. I'm still not sure how I feel about the twin beads, but this pendant pleased me greatly, so I guess I am slowly becoming a fan of them.