Wednesday, November 25, 2009

sneak peek....

Just a little sneak peek at my newest article in Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine
I am loving the "Encaustic Art-to-Wear" article and pieces by Crystal Neubauer. I've had the pleasure of working with Crystal on a project for the book A Charming Exchange. I've always adored EVERYTHING she did, but these new pieces (and the story she tells) really speak to me. BRAVO CRYSTAL!
Another technique that I really enjoyed and figured it would be fun to try on the wings of my copper insects is from an article called "Day into Night" by Barbara Lewis. She puts a new spin on enameling, and she says, it's truly "painting with fire." If you happen to try this technique, give me a shout and let me know what you thought!
And one more mention...there is a 10 page article and interview on Richard Salley. The photographers of Belle Armoire captured his intricate and stunning designs beautifully. It's my dream to beable to take a class from him one day, and trust me, I will.....
Belle Armoire Jewelry hits news stands Dec. 1rst.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

for the holidays....

Just gearing up for a little holiday majic!
These two pieces were featured in last winter's Belle Armoire Jewlery magazine in my article, "Christmas Pendants".
Christmas at The Cottage
Speaking of Belle Armoire, I just got my early copy of this winter's newest addition .... all I can say is WOW! Tons of talented artists and beautiful projects .... I can't wait to dig in!

Monday, November 9, 2009

All for a good cause.....

The Etsy Maine Team strikes again!
will participate.
To see the entire list of partcipating shops
(and there's a bunch)
head over to the Maine Team blog.
Find out more about Preble Street and visit their site.
I plan on uploading some new pieces and vintage items into both shops before the 13th.
AND I'd like to entice you a bit more!
If you purchase items from either of my shops, in the "NOTE TO SELLER" section just mention PREBLE STREET and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win any one piece of jewelry of your choice at Junque Revival.
Remember this from 11/13 - 11/19

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Little Wonders

The newest article is up and called "Totally Stuffed With Love!"
"I was curious to hear from the makers of these little majical creatures, who are so filled with love and wonder. Were they as whimsical as their storybook creations? But of course! Just as I imagined these talented artists find inspiration from their youth, surroundings and their own children."

Split Pea - The Sleepy Fox

I hope you'll swing by Indie Public and leave us a comment!