Friday, February 29, 2008

Lariat Style Necklaces

Another new style I’ve been working on and I love how they’ve turned out! I’ve been working this over in my head for a while and couldn’t wait to actually create a few of these pieces.
They are what I like to call “faux” lariat. The sterling silver chain I’ve used is so delicate but it is perfectly juxtaposed by the handcrafted, slightly rough sterling silver ring that creates the lariat look. For sale now in The Lola Collection Shop.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

New School Polymer Clay (continued...)

Another one of my favorite shops on Etsy and an artist doing amazing things with polymer clay is Jessicajane. I don't recall exactly how I happened upon her shop, but I was smitten from first glance. I must have a thing for faux bois wood (must have been all that paneling in my childhood home hehehe) because I just can't get enough of her tree stump pendants. And in staying with the outdoorsy theme, her bird charms are the sweetest.

Above is one of my favorites pieces of hers because it combines the faux bois wood and her signature little bird! Be sure to check out jessicajane's shop on Etsy and be overcome by awesomeness.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The New School of Polymer Clay

I use polymer clay in almost every one of my jewelry creations, but I would by no means call myself a polymer clay artist. There are, however, some fantastic people doing some amazing things with polymer clay. The above image is from one of my favorite Etsy shops, SaltAndPaper. You will not find any polymer clay cane beads woven into hemp necklaces in this lovely shop. I especially love the faux bois section, featuring pieces such as the one above that you would swear were made out of wood.

Monday, February 18, 2008


The days are getting longer and yesterday, they was a dewey smell of spring in the air. I just love it, it makes me so hopeful!

The image above gives me that same feeling. It's from one of my favorite new Etsy shops, lushbella. I love the beautiful vignettes created with the some times everyday and sometimes whimsical objects.
From lushbella's profile: "One day...not very long ago, I began pulling a bunch of trinkets together and arranged them on our too tiny coffee table, and then left them there for days because I didn't want to put them away"..."so I decided to photograph them, so that I wouldn't forget what they looked like together.The process has become a way for me to remember what I have and to reminisce about what I was doing...where I was...and how I felt at the time I made their discovery. "

Check out lushbella's Etsy shop for more lovely prints that are sure to put you in the mood for spring.

Polymer Clay Pendants

I'm having a lot of fun with these polymer clay pendants. They combine some od my favorite things, including painting and beading. I'm enjoying beading quite a lot lately and am trying to think of new ways to integrate it into my work.
So far these pendants have not garnered as much attention as my other glass and polymer styles, but it think it's just a matter of time. I find them irresistible!

Luxe Necklaces

Here is a small sampling of what I've been working on lately. With the spring / summer show season right around the corner, I've been striving to create some new pieces that are innovative, yet sophisticated.
These necklaces feature my signature pendants but with a twist; a cascade of crystal and semi precious beads. I love them!