Thursday, January 29, 2015

I filled in

Some may laugh when I say I see balance when they see chaos. Pieces tell me where they need more, and well yes, more is bigger. And in the case of the red giant here, more gave it balance. Aside from a dark patina I may add one more tiny piece. Then I'm calling it.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

"You should make smaller pieces" she said with the confidence of a jewelry buyer.

I don't start out to make Amazonian jewelry (someday I should weigh one of my pieces), There is a point on almost all pieces during the "making" where I start to think I no longer posses any creative ability. Then I fill some perceived offensive spot with more wire. I continue this process until the piece can no longer be considered small. So when a friend, offered a suggestion that I consider making smaller pieces, I agreed. So here are two examples of smaller. The lavender piece is quite lovely, while the red piece was OK until I photographed it and now I find it lacks the 180 pizzazz. TBH...To Become a Honker.

The last two shots really highlight the imbalance between the globs of red and copper counter balance. So maybe some of the red comes out or more of the copper goes in. Any guesses which way I'm leaning.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Tropical Floral

Just finished this tropical lampwork bead copper necklace. The bead is so unusual I wanted to use it in a setting that would frame it. In Hawaii there is foliage, lots of it and then a random bush full of blooms. Not the well attended hotel grounds but the other Hawaii.  So this huge copper and lampwork floral bead necklace was inspired by one of my many nature walks across the many islands of Hawaii.

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Art is subjective and yard art like fine art is still art. Art's art. So when this yard art appeared on a nostalgic drive with my Nephew, I made him back up so I could snap off some shots. We were on our way to take shots of a local Frank Lloyd Wright home anyway. What a hoot.