Sparkle for the holidays!


It’s November and the holiday madness begins! Enjoy it with the brilliance of a multitude of sparkling gemstones, resplendent geodes, and intricate chainmaille. Time to shimmer and gleam with tourmaline, amethysts, moonstones, chrysoprase, morganite, ametrine, labradorite and many more gems and agates of all hues!    Shiny!*

*Shiny  Firefly reference people, yes? Really, one of the best scifi TV shows ever, cancelled by those-who-shall-not-be-named 😦

             -I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar

              -You can’t take the sky from me

…anyone?…..

All right, more jewels instead (still shiny! 😉 )

PS  All of this and more will be in Studios on the Park in Gallery 9 beginning next week. Come to Paso Robles and see all of the wonderful artists and activities going on in the gallery!

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Maxfield Parrish Days

Here are some hand painted and embossed necklaces to echo the continuing magnificent days and nights we have had! (let’s not talk about the insane drought we’ve been having…)

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Morro Bay, view from our treehouse in Lothlorien

Morro Bay, view from our treehouse in Lothlorien (Yes, a gratuitous Lord of the Rings reference!)

 

 

 

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Beauty in the Romance

For some reason, the brilliant summer sunlight, the vibrant hummingbirds in the yard, and the intensely blue skies with sunsets that defy the imagination all remind me strongly of Maxfield Parrish’s  romantic and dazzling artwork (click on the links to see his bio and work). I have always loved his figures who are evocative of romance and play. It has driven me to find a little of that feeling in my jewelry. So here goes!

Radiant Garden Necklace

Radiant Garden Necklace

Art Deco Maiden Bracelet

Art Deco Maiden Bracelet

Woman in Emerald Bracelet

Woman in Emerald Bracelet

Halcyon Days Bracelet

Halcyon Days Bracelet

Blazing Woman Bracelet

Blazing Woman Bracelet

 


  And here is my favorite Maxfield Parrish- breathtaking isn’t it!

Daybreak by Maxfield Parrish

Daybreak by Maxfield Parrish

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Faces

I really love exploring new ways to be creative and am completely enamored of these lovely faces!  Of course my workroom  now resembles World War III -utter chaos due to the growing amount of new tools, jewelry parts, and oh so many many ways to color and paint!

A Klimt beguiling beauty is illuminated delicately with glowing warm tints.

Klimt Bracelet    A beguiling beauty is illuminated delicately with glowing warm tints.

Searching Woman Bracelet    An art deco inspired woman softly shines through an opalescent swirl of lilac, pearl and midnight blue.

Searching Woman Bracelet    An art deco inspired woman softly shines through an opalescent swirl of lilac, pearl and midnight blue.

Doors of Fire Necklace

The Woman Within Necklace This pendant is embossed, painted and glazed in fiery hues. Open and enter!

The Woman Within Necklace A mysterious woman inspired by Gustav Klimt arises from the vibrant paint.

The Woman Within Necklace A mysterious woman inspired by Gustav Klimt arises from the vibrant saffron, marigold and crimson handpainted backdrop.

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“Why do we never get an answer when we’re knocking at the door?…”

Yes, that was tease for you Moody Blues fans! So please enter new doorways with a few answers  😉

And since I am obviously a devoted Moody Blues fan, I thought I’d give y’all a Moodies break with “Question” :

“Why do we never get an answer
When we’re knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war?”

Oh heck, here’s the whole thing, enjoy!

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