Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New work at Left Bank Gallery ...

I have several new jewelry pieces at the Left Bank Gallery, 8 Cove Road, Orleans, Massachusetts (on beautiful Cape Cod, of course).

Stop by and see them when you can!  The Left Bank is my favorite gallery for unique and beautifully crafted artist and artisan work.  I find it impossible to resist buying something wonderful every time I visit.

Just a preview of some of my work there:

My Washed Ashore necklace

Twilight Tribute - Fine silver and 22K gold keum-boo

Tango Earrings


Thursday, July 8, 2010

An amazing estate sale find!

One Sunday morning we were reading the paper and enjoying our first cup of coffee when we scanned the local estate sales and found a listing for the entire contents of the former home of a miniature collector.  I don't think I've ever gotten dressed so quickly or dashed off so fast in my life!

I was lucky enough to find this handcrafted 1/12th scale pastry shop at the sale.  The sign over the door was instantly recognizable to me -- it was handpainted by the late George Schlosser, an extraordinarily talented miniaturist whose paintings and painted signs fetch high prices at auctions and on the secondary market.  There's a second, much smaller sign inside the shop also painted by George which reads "Fresh Bread Daily".  :)

 Although I emptied the contents of the house as soon as I got home and replaced everything inside with items from my own collection -- from beautiful little cakes, cookies and breads and a table set for high tea to a tiny handcrafted cappuccino maker and a baker's rack made by former IGMA Fellow Al Masch -- I have plans to completely renovate the interior with wood flooring and fresh wallpaper and 'plant' my own miniature geraniums in the windowbox.  Hmmm.  Or maybe hydrangeas.

What a serendipitous and thrilling find!