Friday, May 31, 2013

Absolute Faves

Ok, so they're not very springy but they are my current favorite earrings.
As in, everyday, day after day fave earrings.

They have flame red headpins made on 19g black steel wire, vintage rhinestone rondelles (scrounged from a broken garage sale necklace) and a pair of hand carved bone skulls. I have made three pairs of these - all the ladies dig 'em. There will be others just as soon as I find more of the rhinestone bits.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Harebrained Scheme

In my case it should be hairbrained scheme.

Photos of people who came up to me showing off that they were wearing my glass button ponytail elastics.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Trunk Show at The Memorial Art Gallery

I have a trunk show coming up.

It's in the gift shop of the local museum - if you're a Rochesterian come on down.

It should be a fun, there are all sorts of special events going on that night in the museum.

Charmed Hello Kitty

Another outlandish charm bracelet.

This one started with a plastic glitter Hello Kitty charm from a kid's necklace.

I added all sorts of found object treasures and shiny crap. Unicorns, fake teardrop pearls, an Eiffel tower, a pair of rhinestone disco balls and a bunch of pastel plastic hearts.

The heart of the bracelet is a collection of my lampworked beads - some gaudy dichroic nuggets, a big watery encased aventurine ball, some pink bubbles, and lots of other fancies.

Sometimes, less is not more. Sometimes, more is more.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Earring Freak Out

 I don't know how you prepare for Mother's Day but I do it by making lots and lots of earrings.

Stay tuned for part #2 of the spring earring freakout.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Terriers & Towers, Clowns & Crosses

Found object earrings.

Man, it's tough to find things in pairs.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Bollywood Charm Bracelet

It's a completely over the top, jangly, colorful charm bracelet.

I'm having a trunk show at the Memorial Art Gallery later this month and the curator wants pieces made with found objects. The overall event is called "It Came from My Attic" and I am delighted to be included.

Good thing I have a massive stash of garage sale found object goodies to work with

This piece has, at it's heart, a bracelet made with my glass flowers and leaves. To that I've added lots of vintage plastic charms and brightly colored Indian bells. I got to use all the vividly colored anodized aluminum jump rings I impulsively bought ages ago - I knew they'd be perfect for something, someday.

I don't even know what this plant like thing is that is encased in resin (above). It was originally on a keyring.

It was lovely digging into my stash of charms and making things, and I have been a busy beaver the past week. I can't wait to share pics of all the found object earrings, bracelets and necklaces I have been fabricating.

The Mother Of All Craftaculars!

Hello Rochesterians!
I am hostessing another Craftacular.
Something new for spring - a Mother's Day flavored version.
It's downtown at the Rochester Public Market on Sunday Mother's Day, which is also the first Flower Sunday at the market. So come on down and get some petunias for the garden, coffee from Java Joe's and shop the pretty jewelry, pottery, quilted items, fabric bags and pouches, felted toys and whacky pin back buttons.

p.s. Java Joe's "Best Coffee at the Market" is in #55 (the big white brick building)

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Red Bud Necklace

Inspired by the grand show that the flowering trees are putting on this spring.

A new necklace - Red Bud
Glass, pearls, sterling silver and bronze.

The glass is Cim's 'Sangre' in the centers with applied petals of clear and Cim's 'Pink Champagne.'

The clasp is sterling silver and the links are bronze.