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Rustic Tribal Primitive

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Primitive Charms

A few weeks ago I had some silver clay leftover from a project and decided to make some primitive charms. I cut the freeform shapes with an exacto knife so they would not be consistent. Some of my stamps are better suited for clay than they are for sheet metal stamping so I experimented with them in the soft clay. Then I needed a way to treat the edges of the charms and add interest at the same time. An ordinary salad fork was the perfect edge crimper.

These rustic primitive Sterling silver charms should be great with tribal bracelets or necklaces.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


The Japanese are masters of using asymmetry in design. You see it in their lithographs, their architecture, and in their gardening techniques. Using asymmetry is one more element that can create interest within the composition of your design.

In these earrings, I use rusty brown Czech glass nuggets and transparent brown nuggets along with copper in an inverted asymmetrical design.


Alice + Olivia summer top / Miu Miu / Paige Denim super skinny jeans, $345 / Sergio Rossi suede platform pumps / BCBG Max Azria leather handbag / Weston Scarves silk scarve, $275

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

My Blue Period

Picasso had a blue period, so I guess I can have one too. It's not that blue is my favorite color - really it's not. But when I saw the different shades of blue in this sumptuous sea glass, I started to think about layering it and how nicely the hues would blend together.

These are three of my first sea glass jewelry pieces, blue sea glass statement necklace, blue and green inspirational bracelet, and blue sea glass earrings. I suspect there will be more pieces coming.

Blue Sea Glass Statement Necklace

Blue Sea Glass Bracelet

Blue Sea Glass Earrings