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Random Musings & Product News

Recently Launched Pendants To Adorn The Feminine Self

I adore using this antique die to create texture in the jewelry I design in sterling silver and 14 karat yellow gold-filled wire and sheet metal. I have been and always will be enamored by the tools and processes of our past and will giddily seek out ways to blend the old and the new.   My recently launched sterling and gold-filled pendants harken to a romantic past by using this pattern stamped into the metal. These pendants are hand-shaped, soldered, and set with 4mm faceted gemstones.  I use both natural and simulated gemstones in my jewelry and in this line of...

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On Color

I shy away from using a lot of color in my work.  What is so unnerving about playing with color? Nothing really, but…. Once upon a time I visited a Claude Monet exhibit of his snowy winter scenes and it enthralled me. Using a palette that exploits a subtle of use color variation and color interaction to illustrate a scene and to evoke an emotion reminded me that this too can be visually intriguing. I had not thought about that exhibit in a while but I can see how the impact of seeing a roomful of these winter scenes  have...

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Welcome ...again :)

There were website shenanigans so I am re-posting my welcome message from September. People have been wearing jewelry to adorn, to communicate, and to serve as a reminder to ourselves of our strengths and interests for thousands of years. The jewelry I make is inspired by the topography of landscapes and waterways, things that inspire me, and that I think inspire a lot of us.  The launch of the web site happily coincides with the publication of an article about my work in Belle Armoire Jewelry.

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