Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Walking along the Wissahickon

I have spent a lot of time recently walking along the Wissahickon Creek and finding fragments of glass. I have had the glass made into some beads and made some jewelry to remind me of how beautiful the Wissahickon is.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Waiting for Summer

I've had this pattern and fabric waiting around since last spring. The dismal weather outside led me to finally go through all my UFO's and I finished one! I love it, might hem it a smidge shorter - we'll see. Thank goodness for one less unfinished project and one more dress :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This is a great necklace!

I've had great luck with this design because I can make it in any color with any kind of stone or ceramic or glass bead and it looks wonderful. In this case I used wavy snowflake obsidian squares with holes cut on the diagonal which mimics the asymmetry of the design itself. The dangle is a zuni bear charm of the same snowflake obsidian. This one is an eyecatcher.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

First Post.

Hello there.  I thought I'd share a necklace that I made this past Saturday.  This is the first piece of jewelry that I have made in a long, long while and it felt really good to brush the dust off my beading supplies.  My typical work includes my own handmade polymer clay beads and a mixture of other media, such as wire or stones.

This one is composed of dyed Green Quartz, Red Jasper faceted briolettes and Miyuki Delica seed beads.  I'm not happy with the clasp- it's an old one that I used for convenience so that I could wear the piece that evening.  I intend to replace it with a handmade clasp of hammered sterling silver or copper wire.

I look forward to contributing to Philly Makes!

Monday, April 19, 2010


I have a wiener dog who LOVES walks no matter the temperature outside. I never seem to find coats that fit him properly because he doesn't exactly look like other dogs :) So this weekend, Floyd got a fancy new coat! This coat turned out way cuter than I thought it would and was super quick to make too, with a home decor fabric exterior and a nice warm flannel lining. Unfortunately, I did a bad job of measuring and it barely fits around his giant chest... Oh well jacket #2 should be complete tonight - he looks excited right??

Friday, April 9, 2010

Silver Tree Ring

I (mostly) finished my Silver Tree Ring! Much to my relief, it came out pretty much as I was imagining it. I still have some minor filing, sanding, and polishing to do, but I couldn't wait to share it! The upper left photo is after I started wrapping the tree branches around but before I sawed off the extra bits and soldered the branches to the main part.

New Spring Wristlets

I have totally been awol for a few months - life got a little crazy this winter/spring.  Here are some new wristlets in the shop....enjoy!



Spring 2010: Flying Fox

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Shake Your Margarita

I don't know about you but I LOVE blood orange margaritas, especially the ones from El Vez - YUM! I painted this set of 4 Margarita glasses with a funky orange and burgandy pattern... just in time for the summer cocktail season =)