Around this same time every year my internal color palate heads West, towards the ocean. With temps around 107-120 degrees being quite the norm, I've survived 34 summers here in the Southwest Desert. It's no surprise that every medium I've touched lately has been blue, turquoise, seafoam green, the colors of cool!
A few of my newest pieces: (Clicking on each photo enlarges the shot)
2" bead embroidered cuff over brass form. Turquoise suede backing. Toho seed beads, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals. These bead embroidered cuffs are extremely time consuming and I only create two or three of them each year. They're heirloom quality.
Seven hand beaded layers of Toho seed beads and turquoise Swarovski AB crystals, highlighted with coco Czech crystals. This photo doesn't do this bracelet justice, it's got tremendous depth and sparkle.
Hand painted papers under clear kiln annealed sturdy glass domes, on top of silver plated adjustable ring forms. I have a very dear friend, Mary Gorfine, who is an outstanding fiber and mixed media artist. She shares very well! I get the scraps of her hand painted papers and use them in making these delicious rings! I have many more available, each one is one-of-a-kind, of course! Please visit her website: www.MaryGorfine.com. You'll be happy you did!
I'm in the process of planning my show itinerary for the 2011/2012 Season and I'll have the anticipated dates posted soon so check back now and again.
You can contact me directly by leaving a comment at the end of this month's blog.
Happy summer. . . be well. . .stay C O O L!