Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I may have eaten too much candy.

The Storm

working from home, lots of coffee, kitty assistant, pears and apples, popcorn and cookie butter, lots of chili, wind and rain, goodbye Sandy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Sighs Guest

Hi, I am over on the Happy Sighs blog today talking about running my jewelry shop while having another full time job.  Head over and check it out!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Flush Stone Setting

I am taking a stone setting class and I am hoping to incorporate more stones into my jewelry.

Stone setting is all about the set up.  Getting the right tools, measuring everything, lining everything up, making sure everything is straight.  You have to be very precise and exact to make the stone fit in the setting perfectly.

The first thing we are learning is flush setting, it looks simple but is actually one of the more difficult settings.  In the flush setting the stone is level with the metal setting instead of coming over the surface.  I really like the look of it.  It is really tough to do; I have a lot of practicing.

When the stone clicks into place it feels like a real victory.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

25 Cats name Norrell and One Pigeon

I had scarves on the brain when I saw the Andy Warhol piece 25 cats Name Sam. The piece consists of 16 cats named Sam (it is unclear whether these where all the same cat or different cats all named Sam) and one cat named Hester. Any Warhol's mother was a cat lover and had lots of cats. I loved this idea as a concept for a scarf. In my own style, I drew my cat, named Mr. Norrell in 16 different positions and I drew one Pigeon, my friend Genevieve's cat. I scanned in all the drawings and arranged them using Photoshop. I played around with the background colors for a while before deciding on a grey/blue scheme. I took the orange pop of color from the coloring on Pigeon's fur around the edge of the scarf to keep the eye moving around. The design was then digitally printed on silk charmuse. 

I love this scarf! It makes me happy every time I put it on. It helps me through gloomy mornings on the way to work because I can't help but smile looking down at these 17 cats around my neck. I hope you will love to wear it and these cats will make you smile too.

This scarf is a large square of silk charmuse and measures 36 inches by 36 inches with a machine rolled baby hem.. The charmuse fabric drapes very nicely. This scarf is perfect for cool fall days and is versatile enough to be worn every day, or to a special event.

The scarf will come wrapped up in tissue paper ready to be given as a gift or opened as a special treat for yourself.

This scarf is currently available for preorder in the shop.  I am in the process of ordering more of these but I was just too excited about it to wait to put it up.  

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Moments

mango frozen yogurt with mango topping, bran, scones, monkey bread and coffee (breakfast of champions), editing, sitting outside, sandwiches, website work, Christmas ornament wax carving, John Adams cocktail, eggs and sausage, lots more website work, catch the stingray with Norrell, yoga

Friday, October 19, 2012

Snail Shell Ring

The Snail Shell Ring was carved out of wax and then cast into sterling silver. The ring is shaped into a spiral, swirling over the finger. 

The ring in size 6 is ready to ship.
Other sizes can be made to order upon request. Please convo me first to discuss sizes and I will set up a custom listing for you. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Orion Nebula Galaxy Scarf

This silk charmuse scarf features a photograph of the Orion Nebula. This scarf is a large square and measures 36 inches by 36 inches. The charmuse fabric drapes very nicely. This scarf is perfect for cool fall days and is versatile enough to be worn every day, or to a special event like a wedding.

I am absolutely in love with this scarf. I wore it all throughout my vacation through Spain and it was a great accessory to keep the sun off in the day and to huddle underneath during the cool nights.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Vacation Moments


Florida, sand, sun, ocean, swimming, eating, reading, daiquiris, birds, crabs, octopus, fish, mangroves and a bicycle built for two, shells