Category Archives: Necklaces

Angels and Maidens

Well, as far as I am concerned, you can never have too much color so I developed new variations for two of my favorite necklaces. Cheers!   Of course you need earring to go with all these new necklaces, but of … Continue reading

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Buttons Buttons Buttons!

I have an current obsession with Czech glass buttons! They are beautiful art pieces handmade by skilled glass artisans whose techniques have been perfected and handed down for generations. I can’t resist making them the centerpiece for more jewelry pieces … Continue reading

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Masthead Maiden Necklace

Isn’t she strong and lovely? I can see her on the prow of a ship, sailing through stormy seas and brilliant blue skies alike.  She is secured and just awaiting to set out to sea and keep to the wind! (Okay, I … Continue reading

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Star Goddess

Really, making a complete mess of my home shouldn’t be this much fun! I love this gorgeous vintage brass Art Nouveau Star Goddess set on a large filigree which I painted in burgundy and bronze patinas then shaped into a wearable form. Having spent hours figuring … Continue reading

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Embellished Romance

Having found another new technique to go crazy with, I am proceeding with careless abandonment and wielding my paintbrush and tools with recklessness. Beware, anyone who walks into the workroom better be prepared for flying bits of metal and paint! I have … Continue reading

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Chain Maille

So recently had a major need to up my game and do something new with my jewelry. Yep, short attention span here which means trying a variety of methods to add to the current madness. I settled on playing with chain … Continue reading

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Wisteria Riot

Our wisteria have gone crazy and are spectacularly lush and vibrant! I enjoy it while the lavender blossoms are here because they don’t last long. The urge to paint in miniature the spectacular color riot was irresistible so I made a … Continue reading

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Field of Flowers

Well, here’s another attempt at a field of wildflowers. I love bright colors and the way they mix together. It’s become an obsessive need to see what happens when you just keep adding more hues to the paper. Oh dear, … Continue reading

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Poppies!

Yes, the poppies are out! I love the varied hues of sunshine dotting the landscape. They glow like stained glass when the sun sets them ablaze in early morning or late afternoon. Another brain bubble trying to play with watercolors … Continue reading

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Buttons!

When I used to work with seed beads, I made elaborate bracelets using enameled and Czech glass buttons.  The bracelets were fun to make but took a tremendous amount of time. The teeny tiny seed beads were hard on my … Continue reading

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Stormy Skies

It’s actually been raining here! Yeah! Much needed water for the severe drought we have in California. Made me feel like embracing those purples and grays and blues and reflect them back in my jewelry. And then I just had … Continue reading

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Regency Dancing

I adore Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer and can never get enough of books on the Regency era.  The Regency period was ruled by elegance and etiquette and was characterized by distinctive trends in British culture, fashions, politics, and architecture. A lovely … Continue reading

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Winter’s Night

A dear friend sent this photo of her view out the window, so mysteriously beautiful! ”The snow had begun in the gloaming, And busily all the night Had been heaping field and highway With a silence deep and white.” – … Continue reading

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Birds Birds Birds

The Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival is well under way this weekend and the birds are cooperating fully. Long-billed Curlews and Dowitchers, Black-necked Stilts, Oystercatchers, Marbled Godwits, Kestrels, Boobies and Grosbeaks. The names are charming and evocative, the birds a … Continue reading

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Winter Bird Festival

Every winter, Morro Bay holds its Winter Bird Festival and people from all over descend on the coast, binoculars and cameras in hand. Morro Bay and the surrounding area is designated a State and National Estuary and is an ideal spot for avid birders. … Continue reading

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