I'm always asked if I begin with a drawing. Almost never. Actually, I begin with whatever piece of media has attracted my eye at the moment, a certain color, a string of beads, a piece of metal, a bronze washer, some soft yarn. Once i've figured out the story it tells I begin the scavenging process. When I have an eclectic assortment of "stuff" gathered then the real fun begins.
I forge my own chains, make my own silver pendants and charms, I create my own rivets, make most of my own paper, in my attempt to keep almost every element in each piece hand-made.
Pieces I've had fun with lately:
"Every Girls Dream" Hand forged copper, fine silver, turquoise, art glass, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, quartz crystal, porcelain, carved bone, pink coral, plastic, malachite, copper enamel, and on and on. SOLD
"Poison" Custom art glass vessel, hand forged Argentium silver leaves (Argentium silver is finer than sterling, hardly ever tarnishes), grade A center drilled freshwater coin pearl, sterling silver choker with lobster claw clasp. SOLD
"Love Letter" Bracelet and earrings. Hand forged Argentium silver, sterling silver, hand stamped parchment paper. You can see the matching necklace in my photo album. **PLEASE NOTE, THIS SET, INCLUDING THE NECKLACE, IS CURRENTLY AT BELLE ARMOIRE JEWELRY MAGAZINE TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED FOR THE 2009 FALL EDITION**
As always, I welcome your comments each month!
DESERT STONES IN THE MEDIA:
My "Industrial Strength" fine silver, PMC bracelet is featured in the March, 2009 edition of Belle Armoire Jewelry.
75 grms. fine, pure silver, 24k gold overlay. $650.00
Stop by and say hello:
Monday, March 2, 2009, "The Art of Shopping" benefiting the Palm Springs Art Museum
Thursday, March 19, 2009, Brandeis Luncheon, Esmerelda Resort, Indian Wells
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 3, 4, 5, 2009, Indian Wells Arts Festival, Tennis Garden, Indian Wells
Additional shows will be listed as they are added each month.
Desert Stones Jewelry is available at:
The Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
The Pampered Bath, El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA
City Lites Women's Wear, La Quinta, CA
Artspresso Gallery, Idyllwild, CA
Serenity Gallery, San Diego, CA