Friday, October 29, 2010

On sales and a new piece

A fair number of pieces have been sold in my store, including five that were on reserve for Irene, a customer from China who has bought a collection of pieces of mine. I wish I would sell so much each week! how wonderful that would be. In other news, the interview in the magazine "jewelry world" (Mundo Joyero) is already published, it ended up being a four page spread with lots of interesting pictures and the interview is very neat, it makes me sound so interesting and smart. I will post some pictures from it as soon as I get my magazine back, I lent it to a teacher.

This is my newest piece, it is made with a hand-painted German doll. I love how this turned out.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

About my class

I forgot to mention that I am taking an organic casting class this fall, it is part of the continuing studies at the Vancouver School Board, and it is about making casts of organic materials - leaves, pine cones, liken and the such - to make them into sterling silver. It is loads of fun.
This interesting piece was commissioned to me by Irene, a nice lady from China who has bought quite a few of my pieces. I like how it turned out.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hansel and Gretel

Remember the ring with a hand-painted doll's head that I posted yesterday? I sold it overnight to an Etsy costumer. My new two pieces are doll's heads inspired in the story of Hansel and Gretel.
This one has a tassel of opalite and a string of blue Swaroski crystals.
And this one has vintage plastic beads and also a tassel of opalite drops. I love these doll parts, they are so interesting and mysterious.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Doll galore

I received a big shipment of antique German dolls' heads and I have been playing with them. The most difficult part about working with these dolls is actually making the holes to hang them, my dremel bits are just not strong enough.
I painted this one white and hanged a tassel of purple agate.
This is a ring I made with the head of a tiny doll. I love the paint on the face. These dolls are hand painted. I some times like to imagine the person who painted them over 100 years ago.
I really like how this one turned out. The beads in the side are watermelon tourmaline, and I used a new technique for beading with wire, it was my first time doing that technique. The face of the doll is just adorable.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Some new stuff I made and that is now in my Etsy shop.
This is a beautiful doll, hand painted, with a very interesting face. The hanging tassel is red coral beads. Red sari silk in the back.
This one is a white leg, I painted it myself, it was kind of pink. The faux-pearl element is vintage from Aviva, it is very intricate.
These are porcelain arms, with a little movement. I love these doll parts. I just bought a small collection of doll heads from Germany, I am waiting for them to arrive. The bigger heads make interesting statement pieces, a bit scary, but very beautiful.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hanging doll

A new creation I made the other day. the doll is very beautiful, and the rhinestones are from the middle east, a present from someone from Kuwait.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jo and Steph's wedding

Some great pictures of the brides and their necklaces! They look amazing, such pretty brides and the necklaces look great.

I am waiting on the silver bezel rings to arrive to make a new series, also bidding on some German antique dolls. No much work to show (yet), but soon I will have a new series. Also, the magazine gave me a four page spread, and it has my name in the cover! images to come. So much to come...