Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I am doing a blog hop on "Welcome Wednesday" first time so here goes...Anyone new to my blog WELCOME :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Some things that are broken, simply cannot be fixed again...

I had bought this gorgeous amazonite stone from Singapore about a month and a half ago...It was EXPENSIVE and took four weeks to ship here to NYC. I was overjoyed when I finally received it in the mail and had big plans to wire wrap it in silver as a pendant...Here is what the stone looked like when I first bought it

Now I am a true believer in doing your best to maintain positive vibes, especially when you are in the middle of creating jewelry. But yesterday, I don't know, while I was taking out wire to form a cage for this gorgeous stone, I was feeling a little down and thinking about current disappointments. I am also worried about the current state of the education field here in NYC with layoffs looming over teacher's heads. For someone like me who is in grad school for education, this is not news you want to hear. I just did not have it in me to bring forth the good energy it takes to as I was picking up the stone to create a piece, I accidentally dropped it and it fell on the floor and cracked into pieces....LORD! I cursed like a sailor and at that moment I knew, I should not have started the project with such negative vibes....I quickly grabbed gorilla glue, wire, and tape to try to put the pieces back together..

I went to work and lamented the whole day wondering what that stone would look like when I got home. Luckily the glue dried perfectly and the crack in the stone was not so obvious. I continued to work on the piece and decided to finish what I had started. This is the final piece, cracks and all but I still think it came out nice.

No matter how I try to cover that stone up with wire, it will always be flawed and broken now. Of course, in my mind I compare it to parts of myself which feel broken and unfixable at this time. I am just in a moment in which I need to look within and upwards to God to fill those cracks and areas that have become unglued and undone. I know I won't be able to sell this piece now but I am keeping it for myself as a reminder of a few things. Even flawed as it is, it is still beautiful and with God's grace, so am I.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Blue Chalcedony and Jade

Some of my wire work with Blue Chalcedony:

a gorgeous quartz stone made up of many different minerals. Considered a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, chalcedony nurtures and promotes brotherhood and good will. Absorbs negative energy and dissipates it. Harmonizes mind, body, and spirit.Instills generosity

Wire wrapped Jade: Known as the stone of wisdom and prosperity, I need wisdom and prosperity!!!

This is all done by a wire wrap technique in which you take a cabochon (flat backed stone) and create a "cage" by wire wrapping. It's fun, addictive, and hard on the fingers!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Free giveaway at love this stuff :)

Hello, everyone, I am very excited to be part of a fabulous give away...Take a hop on over to and check out Reiko, an awesome woman with SICK taste!!! she puts this city girl to serious shame. I love her style and fashion point of view...Any how, I am giving away a FREE handstamped necklace. Become a follower on her blog...I guarantee you will be inspired to vintage shop and finally wear another color besides black!!!
( manhattanites u know what I mean)

To all my new friends visiting this site,,,welcome :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Year in Jewelry Designing

It has been a great year for me in regards to moving forward in my jewelry designs and I am learning so stop, precious metal clay,,,hmmmm.

I would say that most of my work this year focused on alot of blue semi-precious stones wrapped in silver. I also loved creating many spiral designs. This is my year in photos :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Winter... Ya Gotta Go!

Yesterday was seriously crappy weather. I don't know what it is about this Winter that has me feeling soooo blahhhh. It's not even like I want to go to a warmer climate, I just want my New York City in the Spring!

AAAhh I love that first warm breeze and the scent of cool rain that first hits me around March..It is usually in the evening, I will be standing outside looking at the moon or(taking out garbage) when all of a sudden a gentle breeze will caress my face and the fragrant smell of Spring enters my nostrils. To me it is a gentle reminder that in the force of the wind and cold....A new day is coming.

Well, anyhow while I was stuck indoors the whole weekend I tinkered with my copper and made two awesome rings which have alot of movement and whimsy. One has a ruby czech crystal, both are hand forged and slightly textured.