Tuesday, February 24, 2015

 Picked up some inspiration over the weekend at Noir arts and Oddities here in Kansas City. I'm going to have this print framed for my studio when its all cleaned and organized again. I did get down there to work on the cleaning this weekend and its coming along slowly but every little bit is making me feel better.
I've been wanting to work with some old tintypes for awhile now and decided to get going on that this week as well. When I was sketching I was thinking about stringing black crystals for the necklace but now I'm leaning towards pyrite beads to bring out the tiny bit of gold fill that Iwill put on the frame.

I've always had a love for victorian mourning jewelry and reliquaries. What inspires you?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Interfering with my productivity...



I am seriously having trouble wanting to be in my studio lately, the mess has just overwhelmed me. Went down yesterday to start cleaning and just seeing the little bit of tabletop in the last photo in front of the buffing machine is making me feel better already! Figured I'd post this cause if I show you my mess I need to show you the clean-up/after photos right!!!? Thats the plan anyway. :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015



As I'm looking through my vacation photos I am really loving the colors that I saw repeatedly in the Czech Republic. Ive never been a fan of neutral colors but I guess just seeing the numerous variations have intrigued me. Im hoping to play around with these colors in my enamel work this year.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

 got another single earring made last night and used some 14k gold fill for the first time. Im loving the color next to the oxidized silver.