Saturday, December 28, 2013

28 Dec




This necklace is made of waxed linen, 6/0 beads and a neck wire. Very simple to put together and very easy to wear. I think I might make another.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

26 Feb


Tuesday, September 19, 2012

18 Sep


Today I tried on and wore (briefly) an amazing necklace by Kathy King. Her work is sculptural and innovative-you are looking at 11/0 beads stitched together sideways-and truly original.

Yes, I did have to give it back. If you are wondering what to get me for my birthday…ask Kathy.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

25 Aug

Life is full of turmoil right now. I need my jewels for their power-not just their beauty. They need to convey specific messages.

These two necklaces are in daily rotation. The ‘butter me up’ knife is by Jennifer Bethleune. It is on a chain with a clasp.

The skull-and-crown charm was a gift from a friend. It is knotted onto waxed linen and then knotted onto my neck. I’ll have to cut it off or wear it until the power is exhausted.

I’ve been wearing it for a week.


Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

2 Aug


Saturday, July 28th, 2012

28 Jul


When in doubt, wear the black wrap dress and all your favorite jewelry. It never fails.

Thursday, July 9, 2012

5 Jul


These two necklaces are a good pair: giant faux amber beads on one and teeny sterling baskets on the other. I’ve hung the baskets from orange enameled ball chain. I wear those baskets lots, on a variety of strands and chains.

It was 100+ today, with severe thunderstorms.

Dots and Swirls

26 Jun


Long time, no see

15 Jun


Seven strand of vintage bone beads, clasped with a brass hook. They probably came from a garage sale.

‘Only $1? These are decent, I can cut them up and make something.’

But somehow I never did.

Wednesday, June 6th

6 Jun


A tassel of beads topped by a ceramic bird bead I made with dangles featuring Elaine Ray beads and gimp.

It’s hanging off that brass neck wire I love to use and reuse.