Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I just love color! Now that I have my enameling oven set up in my studio Im just itching to do sugary sweet and bright jewelry. I think I can safely say that there will be some new and surprising pieces coming from my studio for 2013.

This installation piece by Pip and Pop is gorgeous and speaking of sweet it's entirely made of sugar! Can you imagine sitting on the floor and laying this all out?!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Gnomes are fun!

A friend asked me if I could make a necklace with some little plastic gnomes that she had. Sure! I said, I'm always up for a challenge. I hate to think how long I've been hanging on to these guys waiting for the inspiration on how I would connect/design this necklace.

You never know where inspiration will come from and this one was definitely a surprise. Bryan and I are doing some renovations on our bathroom and when we replaced the vent I was intrigued by a spring I found inside. The light bulb went off in my head and I finally had the solution on how this piece was going to look.

I used steel wire to construct the hanging mechanisms attached to each gnome. I think they look like they are on little ski lifts! My friend had also given me some plastic flowers so I added a few more flowers that I cut from a French Market coffee can.

I'm so happy with how this turned out, wish it were mine!