Tuesday, January 29, 2008

January 29, 2008

After they were found in the wild, I brought the bugs home with me.  I added a semi precious stone to the back of several, and some received jeweled eyes.  Then I made each insect a home.  Here they are climbing over their new condos. Sizes: insects are within 2 inches long; their boxes are slightly larger.
Insects are made of sterling silver and boxes are wood with metal screens.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

January 23, 2008

Even though we are still in the dead of winter, I felt a shift yesterday that spring is close.  Then we had a little snow passing through today. It freshened up what is on the ground.

Across the street from me, a house was torn down and a new one is going up. There were all kinds of giant diggers, scoops, cranes, big trucks to remove and then bring in some dirt.  Now the foundation of the house is covered over.  Guys were working in this freezing weather. Recently it's been quiet.  What's next?

Back to the bugs.  I've added an early photo of the insect pins.  They were roving around, and a photo was snapped.  I made a new fly bracelet for the galleries this time.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

January 10, 2008

Another new year, a fresh start, and my first blog.  I make jewelry that tells a story.   What's a former English major to do?  I like the 3rd dimension of objects.  I'll tell you about new pieces I'm making and link viewers to my website.  My jewelry career began in 1970.  It's been so much fun, I can't stop.  I continue with the insect jewelry which I've been making for over 10 years. There are and have been other forms, and you can see them on my website.  I work directly in the metal and use many tools and techniques.  Figuring things out is a good challenge.  

Maybe a little talk about the weather?  Maine had lots of snow in December, broke a few snowfall records, and now it's melting.  From a day of 9º to a few days later and 65º, what a switch.  They call it the January thaw.