Gleam

Gleam 

A gleam is a steady light against a dark background.  The fifth pendant in the druzy series.  A tiny oval.  the silver is accented with 23K gold.  Perfect for the holidays.

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It’s in the shop

 

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Glitter

Glitter – brilliant sparkling

Pendant number 4.  this druzy is marquis shape – so chic.

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Watch the video

It’s in the shop

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Glimmer

Glimmer – is a faint or wavering light.

This is the third pendant in the series.

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See the glimmer in the video

It’s in my shop

 

 

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Glint

Glint – a cold glancing light

This is a second pendant in the druzy series.  It is a teardrop shape which I have been in love with lately.  It is embellished with a beautiful 4mm blue topaz.

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Watch it glint in the video………..

 

It’s in my shop

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Glisten

It’s December. 

Wow another year coming to a close.

It’s time for reflection. 

And it’s a time to look ahead.

It’s a time of joy

and it’s a time of melancholy.

But this year – for sure – more joy….

And….  a little sparkle really brings me joy

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Glisten: a soft sparkle

I just finished a series of pendants.  Last year I found some druzy at the gem and jewelry shows.

(Druzy is the glittering effect of tiny crystals over top a colorful mineral.)

If you didn’t know…..the desert glistens.

I found this photograph on the internet (credit: Jacob W Frank) and find it unbelievably beautiful.

glisten in the desert

The druzy that I used in these pendants is not dyed.  It is natural – which I think makes it even more beautiful.  And it looks just like this night sky.  The still photos don’t show the sparkle – make sure to watch the video

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You can never have too many earrings – right?

Okay I’m in the Black Friday mood….

So what is planned?

How about an earring sale…..

So the event this year for my shop this coming Black Friday weekend is Earrings.

You can never have too many earrings – right?

And for Black Friday weekend all the earrings in my shop will be 50% off…..  

Do you like Sparkle????????????????/

sparkle earrings

Or perhaps a nice geometric????

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or are you a little bit BOHO???

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These and more…… 

Starts Friday November 24 9:00 am MST

ends Monday November 27th midnight 

The code is  50OFF.

Here’s the link

Tell your friends!

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Yucca Leaf – inspiration for the fall 2017 collection

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Yuccas have long sword-shaped leaves with pointed tips. The leaves are often about 1 to 3 feet in length. Numerous yucca leaves grow in a rosette formation from a thick base.  

 I tell you this because I used the yucca leaf as the inspiration for many pieces in the Fall 2017 Harmony Collection.  I am showing you a photo of a yucca necklace with a handmade glass cabochon.  

yucca leaf necklace

This yucca necklace is a series of links in sterling silver cold connected together to form a collar necklace.  It is lightweight, and very easy to wear.  This yucca necklace has a lampworked cabochon from the Desert Bloom series.

The necklace can be found here

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Desert Willow – inspiration for my art jewelry

desert willow

I think this photo is a Desert willow tree.  For a long time I thought this tree was an ironwood tree.  But I spent some time on google today and have decided it’s a Desert Willow.  Anyway….  these trees have been blooming around Tucson now for quite awhile.  The bloom looks tropical and exotic – almost like an orchid.  So what does this have to do with my art jewelry??  Well, there is a necklace in my shop in this Saturday’s sale that was influenced by this bloom.

Desert willow bloom as inspiration for a necklace

The stone is a faceted pink sapphire.  

 

 

Here’s the direct link – click on shop the sale now

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Tuesday Ta Da

Just a Sneak Peak

I’m developing a new line incorporating my lampworked glass beads, metal, and desert inspiration.  I talked about a hollow bead last week where I had ground off one side.  To me it is reminiscent of a pod especially those prickly pear pods.  So here is a sneak peak of the finished piece……

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And the inspiration…………..

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Music in the studio

Listening to Music in the Studio

I like to listen to music when I am working in my studio even though while I am making glass beads the ventilation system tends to drown it out. So one day I decided not to turn the ventilation on because I wanted to hear the music…. not a good thing! but that’s another story…  Then a dear friend said ear buds….  duh.  Now I am always immersed in music while I create

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Anyway, while in Sante Fe last year I had the opportunity to hear someone play a Native American flute and I was hooked.

The history of this flute is vague, but it’s main appeal to me is the soulful, haunting, and emotional sound. I found an artist that I particularly like; and I think his music has really inspired a lot of my new designs which I will be showing you all over the next few months. Check out Scott August and his music.  Let me know what you think.

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