Monday, March 30, 2009

Show's coming up; stones coming in

Karalyn came over yesterday to see the newest stones. She really likes the purple stichtite in this picture. She loves yellow, lime and fuchsia in the spring. I wonder how the purple would look against her favorite lime silk designer ribbon?

There's a buffalo at my studio

White buffalo turquoise that is from Colorado. It will be great with summer whites, linen, denim. I LOVE gemstone shopping. I think maybe black tourmaline and white moonstone for earrings. And a mix of copper and silver wire. Hope you think so, too!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Travel a serpentine road

Here's my next project. I think it will be beautiful against a spring yellow blouse or black, or bare, tanned summer skin on copper with -- maybe -- a touch of silver and onyx. And next to it, Heart of Power. I believe the copper will seek its way in lines above and below and the labradorite may be above the camo jasper at angles in the upper left and below right, but who knows? It will become what it is meant to be.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

'In the Mood' went to Brenda Whalley

I'm so glad that Brenda Whalley has my new design, the "In the Mood" pendant set. The auction fee went to support the Jackson-Madison County Humane Society. I want you to see "In the Mood." There's carnelian for physical energy, turquoise for success, labradorite for intuition, moonstone for harmony and balance, jasper for power, jade for luck and banded agate for strength and protection. Brenda will wear the pendant she needs for that day, and she'll be beautiful wearing it! They can also be worn as a bracelet. She can double the silk tie around her wrist.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I've just joined a blog called Between Naps on the Porch. It has the most amazing tablescapes, beautiful settings created by powerful, creative women. I love the artistry and the joy in it.

Jazz 'n Gems with Jacque is my new fab fete

My fellow charter members and good friends in the Hatchie Bottom Diva Society said they love looking at my gemstones, discussing their meanings and selecting the ones meant for them. Next step: A friend stopped by to pick up her commissioned jewelry, drink wine and share hors d'oeuvres (well, pizza! but with good friends, doesn't matter if it's fancy or plain.) Now there's a name for dropping in, sharing dessert and a good wine, and picking out favorite gems -- it's called Jazz 'n Gems with Jacque. You missed key lime pie with strawberries, fudge pirouettes and wine, with smooth jazz. I just wanted to share a tablescape view! Can't wait 'til next time!

Pretty Woman went to a lovely lady

My Pretty Woman set was a hit at the Blue Suede Dinner and Auction, I've been told. Here's a picture of the art jewelry I created with joy in my heart.