Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Here I sit near the softly snowed slopes of Lake Tahoe on the first day of a getaway with my beloved. It's quiet in this inn and with the room now to myself I'm left with this journal and emotions to script. Yumenji's Theme Song from the In the Mood for Love soundtrack spins seductively.

Unlike most Tuesday mornings I'm not sitting at my work bench surrounded by baubles, beads, bits of silver and branding tools. Instead of having this studio filled with objects for my creative whims I have this luggage with baubles, beads, bits of silver and branding tools. am i addicted or am i addicted to the act of creation?...?

No they won't be naming buildings after me.
So I make mini art named after my heart to carry on what I stand for.

My friend Audrey asked the other day what my goals are with my business of making jewelry.
My thoughts are this~ to make it my business to create continuously consciously and cosmically for as long as I remain blessed with the gift.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Bezel Settings

This past weekend I took a 2 day class on bezel setting (Joe Silvera is an amazing metalsmith and a great teacher to learn from!) and suddenly I feel so much more mature as a jeweler! My first attempt was setting this lovely Peruvian Opal, and next a simple piece of turquoise. Now, I'm experimenting with using found objects to set along with cabochons made of recycled / refined / salvaged silver taken from my scrap collection. To give these silver cabochons more precious appeal, I've added some touches of 14k gold.. nice!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Kofi. I like that name for a guy, and don't know why.

He's dark like rusticated sterling
and he plays the steel drums
except his drums
aren't steel,
they're copper
like the domes of these earrings
made with tribal appeal.