Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Merry Month of May

I have finally finished May...and am about to start on June, so things aren't completely out of control yet. This piece was inspired by a piece of drift wood from my friend and fellow glass bead maker, Denise Billups Walker. The colors are all blue, and it looks more sparkly in real life. The wood was sawed in half by my husband, who seems to have a hand in most of these pieces.

I think this is the piece so far this year that I like the most. I like the repitition of the curves and the flipped symmetry of the design. The driftwood naturaly suggested a wave design, and I think I captured that. I figure if I just keep working at back-stitch, someday I'll be good at it!

June will be maroon with a small charm from Cindi Brunell. Better get back to work!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I've always just posted pictures of my BJP pieces on this blog...why I have no idea. But since I enjoy many different media, I thought it might be fun to show some of my other work. This was a birthday present for my friend Karen, who is a real lover of interesting and wearable jewelry pieces. The vessel was made with PMC several years ago, just waiting for the right strap, which is made using a twisted herringbone technique. The picture was taken by my friend Sylvus, who is a WAY better photographer than I am!
I like working with PMC silver, but it has become way to expensive to play with. Thankfully we now have PMC bronze and copper, which are much more reasonable. I've been making buttons and will publish them after a I manage to photograph them.