Thursday, April 19, 2012

A celebration of creatures

Most of our work is non-representational but I've become fond of creating creature based forms over the years and have done a number of them, these are some examples. They mostly take the form of pendants and Pin/pendants. I use a lot of copper in many of them because of it's heat coloring tendencies.

I've trying to come up with a new creature design currently but don't know what it will be. The other thing I've wanted to do for a while is a piece that is a musical instrument. I've started working on one and it looks as if it's going to be a cello hybrid of some sort. We'll see. Sometimes designs develop a mind and direction of their own.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Carlie's New Earrings

Carlie is accumulating quite a selection of new earrings, some of which are pictured here. Most of the new ones feature gemstones or pearls and are mixtures of silver and gold or silver, copper and gold. Some of the simpler designs are available set with other stones. Prices start at $155. To inquire about scale and exact price, email us at

Thinking about earrings makes me think of a time 40 plus years ago when I made my first solder constructed set that were asymmetrical. I displayed them at a fair and the first woman who asked about them sat looking at them for a couple of minutes and then said to me, " you know, they are supposed to be opposites, the one for my left ear should be the reverse of the one for the right". Well, I can't recall a time of feeling more stupid for having made them exactly the same, but I then made two opposites and ended up with two pair which both sold very shortly so it turned out OK.