Hope you enjoy the next several months as I post photos of my newest designs. One shipment is headed to the Feminine Mystique Art Gallery in Tubac, AZ. at the end of August. Here's a photo of Sea Change. The shell shape guided the design toward an Oriental influence. Enjoy!
Here's a lovely pendant for Taina of flourite -- the genius stone -- and elegant silver, with hand-dyed silk ribbon. She commissioned this piece. Oh, and I won the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists Emerging Artist of the Year Award 2010!
A beautiful woman wore the Lady Luck bracelet home from the Blue Suede Dinner and Auction! Made of copper for healing power, silver for elegance, lapis lazuli for truth and jade for love and money. This lapis came from Afghanistan. Greeks spoke of a "sapphire with gold" which was obviously lapis. The ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli as a symbol of truth. Jade can bring money into your life. Imagine yourself using money creatively while holding the stone, or touching this bracelet on your wrist. Yes, someone is a Lucky Lady indeed!
Just wanted to share a completely new design from Reconfigured Art Jewelry. Local attorney Bibi Ford commissioned a necklace with labradorite, rainbow fluorite and hematite. The center labradorite stone in the shape of a shield felt spiritually Celtic to me. The earrings are in the same design. The necklace is a new loop design. I'd love to know what you think!
Since I created RCF in 2004, my jewelry designs have been featured in Art World News and on PBS TV "Tennessee Crossroads." I will be the featured artist at the Feminine Mystique Art Gallery in Tubac, AZ. in April 2013. My jewelry is shown in the Arizona Collector's Guide and has been chosen for many juried shows.
Auctioned at The Jackson Symphony's Crystal Ball: Necklace, pendant, earrings, bracelet of black-gold amazonite and the luster of labradorite with the power of copper and silver
Life's been a winding road -- isn't it always?
Welcome to my blog, where you'll travel winding roads of fantasy in art jewelry and in life. When I began this journey, I knew there'd be paths diverging in the woods and I'd wonder which one the Fates were marking for my footsteps. But there's always that grand adventure. I'll share a secret -- though I studied art, what I'm creating with my art jewelry is a gift. One morning I awakened from a dream with the concepts as clear as day. When I pick up the stones and wire and begin to work, what happens is something that cannot be explained. It just becomes. And then I know when it's complete. So come travel with me and I'll share the journey.