Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lucem Ferre

Just finished this new little blingy ring! Its made from sterling silver and an antique chandelier crystal. Measures about 3.5"x1"x.5". Thanks to my buddy Nathan for coming up with the title Lucem Ferre ‎which according to him means:
(Morning Star): the name of the morning appearance of venus (goddess of love), Also is the origin of name of Lucifer (showing the duality of such a cumbersome symbol of love). Also means 'light bearer' which is another way of saying chandelabre (candelbrum, candela etc.), WHICH is an origin of the word CHANDELIER!

He's such a smartypants.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

500 Silver Jewelry Designs

Got my copy of the new "500 Silver Jewelry Designs" book in the mail the other day! It's loaded with some pretty awesome jewelry so be sure to check it out! I am so excited to be a part of this collection of contemporary silver work, I can't even tell you!
My piece in the book is:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Did I Mention...

That we found out we are having a girl?
Excited? Yes.
Scared? Absolutely:)
Here's a shot of my belly (almost 6 months pregnant!) at the Amococo Exhibit at Mesa Art Center. There's also a profile picture from an ultrasound we had done at 11 weeks (about 12 weeks ago).
The clock is ticking!!! Duedate is July 18th:)

Friday, March 18, 2011

EtsyMetal Charm Swap 6

A few months ago I participated in another charm swap with a group I belong to called Etsymetal. The charms I made are pictured above. The charm swaps are so fun and I love getting the charms in the mail! I kept waiting to post this thinking I would take pictures, but I realized that is never going to happen. So, I stole pics from other etsymetal members. Enjoy!Image from Victoria Takahashi aka experimetalAbove and below images are from Nina Gibson of NinaGibsonDesigns.You can get your very own bracelet of all the charms in this swap here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I just finished teaching an 8 week Filigree class at Mesa Art Center. Part of the fun of teaching is getting to make samples and play with techniques myself. Here are a few images of some samples I made to prepare for my class. I'm slowly listing these pieces in my etsy shop.
See the work my students created here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

LovetoKnow Jewelry Interview

I was recently interviewed by Adrienne Warber of LovetoKnow about my personal history, my work and process. If you are interested in reading the full interview, check it out here.