Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Children's Book Illustration

We had to bring in a favorite book to Children's Book Illustration class.  

I brought The Star Thief. 

Sophie gave us candy watches.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend Moments

manicure, pedicure, a birthday torte, car trip, Andrew and Sara married!  vineyard, wine, butterflies, grapes, mustaches, dinner, dancing, friends, milk and cookie, swimming, hotel relaxing, scary monster, old timey train, Delaware River, car trip, home

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kumihimo Braiding

I have been really into Kumihimo braiding lately.  Kumihimo is Japanese multi-string braid making.  I have been doing mostly 16 strand braids and experimenting with different patterns in cotton thread.  To make the closure I had the idea to make a loop at the beginning of the braid and then I made a bunch of silver buttons to fasten the bracelet together.  These are the first two completed.  I am rather happy with how they turned out.  I will have to make many more!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thank you farmer's market!

heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil

Wing Necklace Now in the Shop!

Inspired by an ancient stone statue of a mythical winged beast, this stylized rendition of a wing conveys both the solidity of stone and metal and the delicate, ephemeral nature of feathers in flight. Hand carved from wax and cast in sterling silver, the piece has been partially oxidized to bring out and highlight the remarkable depth of detail.

Take a look in the shop!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Weekend Moments



falafel, muffin morning, bowl of guacamole, lots of tea, gardens, flowers still in bloom, lots of Japanese braiding, feet in the grass, sandwiches, jewelry, home-style Japanese food

Friday, September 16, 2011

I like it!

Robot Measuring Cups

Let the robot do the work with the ROBOCUP measuring cup set. Robot divides into 4 measuring cups 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 1 cup. ABS plastic. 


Thursday, September 15, 2011


I have been thinking a lot about cityscapes and buildings.
And the Emerald City.
In my head I see the Emerald City as tons of shooting towers all stacked together.
I am using the idea as inspiration for a ring.
I am excited with how the wax is coming out.
I will have more to show soon.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wing Necklace

I was really inspired by this winged horse statue.
I loved the layers of stone that make up the wing.

Here is the wax carving I did after seeing it.

And the finished Wing Necklace.
It is coming soon to the shop.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Weekend Moments

 yogurt parfait, website work, chocolate chip cookies, walking, udon noodles, salad, hibiscus beer, muffins, cafe au lait, dinner with friends, Japanese food