Monday, January 18, 2010

Another 15 minutes of fame ...

PMC Connection is featuring my Sunrise necklace in an ad in the current issue of Glass Art Magazine and will be reprinting it in a full-page version in the March/April 2010 issue as well!  It's an honor to have one of my jewelry pieces recognized this way!

Sunrise, a one-of-a-kind piece, is currently on exhibit on Cape Cod at The Left Bank Gallery, 8 Cove Road, Orleans, Mass.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

In the arms of the angels ...

April 7, 1994 - January 14, 2010

Our precious baby girl Taj earned her angel wings this afternoon after fighting a long and valiant battle with kidney failure and, more recently, cancer. 

To Taj, who somehow knew her days were numbered and was so determined to leave us with happy memories that she made the last 14 months of her life with us pure joy despite her illness:  Thank you, sweet girl, for allowing us to be your people.  We adore you, you were our heart, and we will miss you more than words can say.  We'll be together again.

Monday, January 4, 2010

First piece of the new year ...

Here's the latest piece from my Geranium series.  Each of the geranium pendants I create is made from a real, unique geranium leaf that I have coated in multiple layers of fine silver paste.  When the pendant is finished and all the embellishments added, the geranium leaf is incinerated in the kiln, leaving only the silver behind.

This one has a bezel made of extruded silver that I twisted into a rope and embellished with fine silver casting grain.  At the center is one of my own fused dichroic glass cabochons.  The geranium leaf has been fused onto a floral-textured background with a rollover bail.

I've suspended the pendant from a gorgeous thick, heavy 18-inch Italian sterling silver chain with lobster claw clasp.  The chain and pendant have been hand-oxidized and then polished to bring out all the wonderful textural detail in this OOAK piece.

Happy New Year, everyone!