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Friday, May 9, 2014

It's Spring in TX ...

and the wild flowers are everywhere!
This is a digital collage from a few years ago but I decided to show it anyway. 
The bluebonnets in TX are wonderful en masse but close-up Indian Paintbrush wins the prize for me; 
so much more beautiful! (imho :-))

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

new pretties in the shop

I've been slow photographing/listing new things because I'm recovering from surgery for a detached retina; not a fun experience but at last here are a few new things. I made a lot of paper beads during this winter's numbing cold and have plans for multi-strand necklaces. Meanwhile I've made some cute lightweight earrings with the beads.

I love this one

I'm so pleased with this new southwestern bracelet, the combinations of colors - red Czech beads, serpentine, jasper, bone and a tiny turquoise heishi just for extra pop. I found some of these beads on a recent trip to Ashville, NC and have been waiting for just the right project. The mix of antique silver, pewter and sterling looks great together; I made this pretty sterling clasp for it and found a lovely artisan sterling cross to dangle from the links that allow it to fit just about everyone. Hope it finds a good home.

Monday, May 5, 2014

It's finally flower season!

in the shop at

I made these from polymer clay that I textured and painted
and wrapped in antiqued copper wire (or filigree or silver or patina-ed copper caps); they are very lightweight!