My Creative World…
Archive for January, 2012

Blue Girl

I was cleaning out some old boxes and found this very old pocket watch case. I added a photo of my grandmother when she was a young girl and a very blue butterfly. The chain is glass and brass beads, chain, and some blue sari fabric yarn that Steph sent to me.

This will be available on Thursday evening at the Artisans’ Party at Wall Candy, 116B West Seventh St. in Columbia, Tennessee.

The party will be from 5:30 until 8:30 with yummy food, drinks, and live music. Come and support your local artisans!

Faux Fossil

The focal on this necklace was sent to me by my friend Steph (aka Vladthebat.) It is a clay replica of an ammonite fossil that she created. I painted it and added the other gemstone and glass beads to match. This will be available at the Artisans Party next week on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Art Candy in downtown Columbia, TN. The party is from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Come join the fun!

More Goodies

Merci Beaucoup to Steph! Fun goodies from Belgium. The only thing missing is the chocolate. It never seems to make it into the picture. Now I’m ready to head to the studio and create. I’m really anxious to try out the Porcelaine markers!

Round About Town

A little sampling of the local color from my trip to Taos.

Yummy Yarns

I just returned from one of my favorite art destinations- Taos, New Mexico. I was recharging my creative batteries. One of my favorite stores was La Lana Wools, a store devoted to all things fiber. I had to buy a little nibble of the delectable selection that they offer. There are hand spun and dyed yarns and roving and spinning and felting supplies along with some beautiful items made by local artisans. I took a photo of their lovely resident, Pearl, entitled: One More Row. Please excuse the blurriness. I only had my Ipod with me and the light wasn’t optimum. She is entirely covered with knitting from her head to the tips of her toes.


Hubby bought me a new tool…a die disc circle cutter punch. He knows the way to this girl’s heart is tools. This is one of my first creations using it with my torch fired enamels.

Heavily Laden

My little headless lady is getting weighted down with new creations awaiting the next show. Be watching for details of the upcoming show at Wall Candy in Columbia, TN on February 2.

Chunky Earthy Blue and Brown


I had some unglazed porcelain beads and was looking at them thinking of how I could decorate them. I happened to look up and see some permanent markers on my work table and thought…hmmmm… I wonder how this would work. I combined them with some wooden and glass beads and came up with this necklace.

Looking Toward Spring

This is a necklace that was inspired by an ancient necklace that I saw when I was at the Israel Museum. I used very different materials of course, like torch fired enameled copper for the triangles. The original was made from gold and beads. It is amazing how intricate the jewelry was thousands of years ago.


This necklace is made up of fired clay beads made by Steph in Belgium, bone beads and polymer clay faux bone beads made by me, wood and glass beads and leather. No bling, just handmade, earthy goodness.