Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mixed Metal and Gemstones

Copper, steling silver, kyanite, labradorite, amethyst, and amazonite.
I love making big metal cuffs.  Recently while contemplating sheets of copper that I etched last year, it occurred to me that the patterns would be gorgeous paired with stones.  What I also love about these cuffs is that are much more affordable than the same size cuff would be in sterling which enables me to keep them in a customer-friendly price range (yay!).  Copper has such a rich and deep color.  I will be bringing these with me to the upcoming Clothesline Festival in Rochester, NY September 8 & 9.  Check out the link to the right for more information, and I hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


It has been a long and hot summer, but I have much to be thankful for.  My husband and I were recently given the gift of a very sweet trip to the Hamptons to stay with friends.  They collect Buddhas so we decided that the Jewel in the Lotus Box would be the perfect gift to thank them for hosting us.  Here it is, and also a photo of one of their lovely stone Buddhas overlooking the Bay... 
The Jewel in the Lotus Box No.2
The box is made from etched copper and sterling with garnets and a lotus with chrysoprase inside.
A Buddha in the Garden
In other news, I am preparing for the Clothesline Festival in Rochester, September 8 & 9.  It promises to be a fun weekend.  It's a big show with a wide variety of fine craft - definitely worth the trip if you're in the area.  I will be bringing several new pieces to the show as well!