Thursday, September 20, 2012

Finger bone necklace

I can feel the change in seasons. With Fall thoughts turn to All Hallows, Samhain, Halloween and oddities.
A closeness to the dark season, weirdness...
Anyway here is something fun: an anatomically correct finger bone. Bet you don't have too many of thee in your jewelry box.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wild Bird

This little guy became a bird, surprised me, as I was just playing around thinking abstract.Rather like him though, glad he decided to appear!

Little Pony

Little pony is crafted of polymer clay, in the Christie Friesen style, about 3" ready to hang from a ribbon or chain, a sweet little neckpiece.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mermaid neckpiece,
seed beads,depict ocean waves and a sassy mermaid.
Aquas, blues, lavender, green, pink and white, with fringe and shells.
Embroidered on white felt cloth and backed with ultrasuede, the details took a while to complete. I am happy with the results. She would be happy hanging on a wall when not adorning one's white or pastel gown or sundress.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Digital Painting: Creek in pastels

Little horse is not done but she is what I've been working on the last few days. It was suppose to be a wild horse like the one you imagine when you think of the 4 horses of the Apocalypse but she turned out rather sweet instead. So now the dilemma.
do I let her be or do I change that red eye for something gentler. Opinions please?
I really like stitching on this special felt. it is firm but forgiving and made from recycled plastic bottles. Cool, huh?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Copper Lace

It was a happy day when I discovered this amazing copper lace. I had not seen it before and I found it profoundly magical! It is a natural element that grows between other rock formations in areas where copper is found. It looks amazingly organic, almost botanical. I chose black wire to best show off it's natural coloring.
I couldn't just pick up one, but bought a fistful. Now I am contemplating how else to show them off.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Little fairy door. This one is the size you might attach to a small tree trunk so the little ones can find it and magic their way into a new home.
I have just made a miniature version to wear like a locket. I love doors, gates, locks with me indicating new beginnings, secrets, adventure, Safe place, something new to be revealed.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bird's nest with three little eggs,
ribbon necklace.
Treee of Life, goldtone wire
and light turquoise stone chips.

Digital painting from one of my original watercolor and ink drawing of one of my favorite subjects: Roots!
The Altar Goddess, stitched and beaded. A break from Trees of Life and Bird Nests. But why break they are so fun!!
(Coming soon.)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

a verse to remember

"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.

Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.

Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Night Owl is my latest bead embroidery. She was great fun to create, surprising me at several turns. The plan was for simple amber gem eyes. Oh no, this one said, big, and red and the way she insisted I couldn't say no.
I attached special swivel links to hold the chain, this means the chain can be removed so the piece can hung from the rings when it's not being worn.
I plan to use this ploy again as it seems like a smart move to me. Tell me what you think!!