Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Princess Leia Goes to the Beach - Toodles series

Winning entry in a wire work challenge. What a thrill! Miles of copper wire, a vintage turquoise cabochon, a raw ruby, a tiny quartz point from Arkansas. As I was photographing the piece, the top spiral screamed *Princess Leia*, and the theme of the challenge was summer vacation, so... with all that gorgeous blue and all those crashing waves... viola! She named herself.

From this piece, the Toodles Series was born...

The Toodles Weave tutorial in PDF form -

This shot is before oxidation. What a dramatic difference!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Green agate woven bezel - Toodles series

Experimenting with weaving. A large green agate and a few miles of copper wire turned into a rather interesting pendant. Will I ever learn to see where it's going before it gets there? Prolly not! My wire takes me along for the ride, and won't let me steer.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Lovely Quartz Herkimer Diamond Earrings

Herkimers Caged and Linked
Four sparkly Herkimer Diamonds, quartz crystal at it's best. Each naturally faceted specimen is caged in sterling wire, two are suspended on delicate chain for maximum movement. Yes, one is slightly longer than the other, natural herks are all different sizes, but when they are swinging on either side of your lovely smile, no one will guess - keep the secret.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Tourmaline Delight Earrings

Okay OKok, here's the Tourmaline Delight. Truly, the photo does not capture the sparkle in the stones.
Gone to a loving home! But, I have a few more of these beautiful tourmaline beads to be claimed by the muse....

Opal Waves - Earrings

A classic design, a delicious stone. Tiny opal donuts float on sterling waves, while an 8mm boulder opal ball swings between Bali bead caps. I've also done them with emeralds and gorgeous little faceted multi color tourmalines. $45

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ta Da! First post and ze mind she eez blank! What else is new?