Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all! As many of you know, this is my favorite holiday - and here is one of my favorite costumes, I dressed as Frida Kahlo for a party at the Art Association -

Oh I love dressing up as other people and putting on their personality for the night. But what am i working on today? Making the perfect cuppa chai and the invitations to my open house. If you want to get on the list e-mail me your contact info and I'd be glad to add you. You get a special discount with your invite, but you can always come without one as well. November 21-22 from 12 -5 or Nov 20 from 4-8PM. If you need directions, e-mail me at or call me at 371-3726.

Have a wonderful holiday!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Pictures

Finally have some new pictures to upload of some of the work I've been doing.
First - a new studio set up which has since been changed:

I decided that I didn't have enough room to move around so I switched the white storage unit to in front of the other wall of windows and swung the desk around 180 degrees but am going to swing it back 90 so the back of my desk totally faces the room.

This next piece is a wire wrapped dichroic pendant with a herringbone spiral strap. The strap had been laying around for a couple of years waiting for a centerpiece, this worked out well. Who says I never finish anything?? Sometimes it's just not ready to be finished!

Two views of a swirl wire earring with a post for those of you who like that rather than the kidney wire drop style. A lovely hammered finish applied cause I, well, I like hitting things with a hammer! Available with almost any swarovski crystal accent, in gold filled, sterling silver or copper. I'm sure I could make these out of the artistic wire if you're so inclined as well in any other color, not sure if I can hammer that, will have to experiment and see.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Open House Time

It's that time of year again, yes, I'm cleaning the studio and getting ready for my open house. Not only do I have to clean the studio but I also have to get the back walkway in order and pull all the thistle. It's been a busy fall so far, and I don't expect things to change any time soon. Watch for my entry to Use the Muse III in a couple of weeks. I can't post anything yet but I am really proud of myself for my entry. It really stretched the imagination and I can't wait to wear it. I think I may need some chai tonight, the chill is in the air and it's only 6:45 and already it's getting dark. I love fall with all the coppery colors and you will see them reflected in the copper pieces I have been inspired to make lately. I bought all this copper wire because it was cheap but the jewelry keeps turning out so lovely, I just love it!! I've even experimented with applying a little fire to it and the colors are amazing.
That's it for now, will post pictures as soon as i get my act together!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Chai Time!

Hey! Sorry I've been gone so long. September is a busy month for me. I was at Roots the beginning of the month and last week at Landis Woods for their art show. Again a wonderful day and not much rain except toward the end. Last year was a real wash-out with a big mud puddle under my chair!!

New pics for you to drool over and now getting ready for two open houses - one in Mount Joy at Pam's Holiday open house November 13-14. Friday 11 AM - 7PM. Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM. She has lots of wonderful stuff - pottery, her lovely Santas, iron work, jewelry, baskets, gourds, etc.
Christmas Handcraft Open House
Olde World Collectables
215 Birchland Ave
Mount Joy PA

And My Open House the Next weekend November 20-22
Friday 4-8PM
Saturday 12-5 PM
Sunday 12-4 PM or call for an appointment anytime after that weekend.

W Jewelry Studio
59 Ridge View Drive (white addition in back of the house)
Leola PA 17540

about 4 miles east of Lancaster, call for directions - 717-371-3726

Everyone is welcome!
okay, now to pictures!!