Saturday, August 31, 2013

Heading to Bar Harbor

Spruce and Gussy, one of my all time favorite shops in Maine,
is hosting an event called "Fashion Night Out
this Thursday, September 5th from 6-10pm.

I'll be there with my wares in tow.
New pieces include these ring above.
Chunky, hammered shanks, recycled sterling
dot focals with vibrant, bezel-set stones.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Seashore Collection

It appears that many of you have found your way to my blog 
through the American Made website.

Welcome and thanks for the views and votes.

It also appears that many of you are looking
for a place to buy pieces from my 
Seashore Collection.

The collection is currently available at
Drift Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Thanks and happy shopping.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

An American Maker

 I am an official Martha Stweart American Made nominee, folks. 

Quoting directly from the website:

"American Made spotlights the maker, supports the
local and celebrates the handmade.
The journey culminates in a signature event
this October in New York City.
Join us and uncover the next generation of
great American Makers."

To the right of this post, there is a
badge to click and vote.

On my nominee page, I highlighted the newest collection.
"Seashore" incorporates both my love for repurposing
watch crystals and my love for the Maine coast.

I channeled my inner child and scoured several 
spots in Maine including Sand Beach
on Mt. Desert Island
and Moose Point Sate Park to find tiny pieces of
natural flotsam and seaside flora.

The results you can see above.
Made in Maine.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

wedding bands

There is never enough time during the day.  
Or week.  Or the month.  Or the year.
You get what I'm saying, right?

Over the years, I dedicated a sketchbook
to wedding band 
and engagement ring

However, bench time is always scarce
when developing a new collection.

Thankfully, the proverbial "kick in the butt" arrived
in several forms.  

Ring commissions from friends, 
a feature in a Boston magazine highlighting 
same-sex marriage in Maine, some new, exciting
techniques in the studio.

Now I have a wedding collection.

 And I couldn't be happier.

Friday, October 19, 2012

October News


So, in a nutshell, blogging to a backseat
... a WAY backseat ....
during the past, oh, 5 months.

Summer is busy.  
This is not news.  
You all know that the fair days are limited,
 especially here in the Northeast.

We were busy doing family stuff.
I was busy doing jewelry stuff.
Shows, shows, inventory, shows.

Now, I have a bit of a break before the next 
round of events.

Here to share with you, are a few images
of summer in the studio.  
Gems, new work, and works in progress. 

 aquamarine cabs

 new necklace, detail


 ring, wip

tiny porcelain arm pendants

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cranky Back and Unfinished Work

Things have been slow going at the bench.
I injured my lower back while
bull riding.
(actually I was mopping the kitchen
floor... how mundane, right?)

The muscles that I tweaked in turn
pinched my sciatic nerve.  Ouch.

Sitting at the bench is nearly
impossible.  So, I have a bunch of work
waiting for finishing.

Wish me a fast(er) recovery, OK?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Work Has Sprouted

Find these and more in my shop.