Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Favorite Necklace

When I asked my friend Sandy what she wanted for her birthday, she said a necklace like one I had made several years ago for my collection in the Nob Hill Gallery. It had hand wrapped wire shapes linked to colorful beads. She said it was one of her favorite pieces and, believe me, she has a treasure trove of jewelry.

This piece is similar to the one I made for Sandy. No two of these necklaces are ever alike! That's what makes them fun to create and fun to wear.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Not Your Mother's Denim

From years and years of crafting, I have a stash of fabric, trimmings, buttons.......you name it! So I decided to add some of these materials to my jewelry designs, opening unbelievable creative possibilities. On this piece I tore a strip of denim (leaving stray threads on)and wove it with stainless steel chain through large brass links. Then I added a hand made heather gray tshirt flower embellished with a brass button from my friend Ricci's grandmother's button collection (thanks, Ricci!!!) and Swarovski rhinestones. It's so much fun mixing unlikely combinations of materials.