This is not my usual style, but I’ve wanted to make something wild and colorful for a few months. This uses a ton of interesting beads–stone, coral, carved coral, ceramic, art glass–plus an antique Asian pendant I got years and … Continue reading
Except for my wildly blooming bougainvillea in the basement closet (still going strong), my robust but bloom-free African violets, and my overwintering geraniums which are also just leaves at this point–I’ve been flowerless for a few months. Last weekend I … Continue reading
I’ve admired French beaded flowers for a long time, but I just decided to dive in, learn some of the techniques and apply them to my necklaces. This is my first effort–Titania. Takes hours and hours and hours to make … Continue reading
We saw one of the resident foxes trot across the lake a few times this morning, which was exciting enough. But when I was upstairs an hour later making the bed I just had this sudden urge to look out … Continue reading
As Mardi Gras approaches, my many wonderful memories of time in New Orleans–the people and the food and the music–come back full force. This new necklace reminds me of the enjoyable hours I’ve spent combing through the antique and fine … Continue reading
I think the blue evening during the blizzard we had last night matched the mood of my latest necklace, L’heure bleue.