Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday flea market

It has gotten cold again - but this time, without the snow. As a result - the flea market was, again, underpopulated, both by sellers and visitors. I almost came home empty handed today - which does happen sometimes. Although I did see something I have been coveting - an antique domino set, the game pieces made of ebony and bone. But way out of my price range. Actually, I am not even coveting a whole set - I would just like to find a couple of orphan pieces made of bone. A set would just defeat the purpose - I would never dare take a piece to make jewelry out of it, from a complete set.

I didn't find much today - just a bit of lace and a rhinestone brooch.

I think this lace collar was still in the original box - which reads: 
Bergdorf Goodman, On the Plaza, 5th Avenue, New York.

 Love the pale green and pale blue rhinestones in this brooch.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, January 21, 2011

New tool and rethinking

I know - you thought I had fallen off the planet. It has been awhile since I posted. Sorry about that! I have been trying to figure out where I am headed - re-evaluating what I have been doing and where I want to go with my jewelry. Will have to wait and see if all this thinking has gotten me anywhere.

Then, the other evening, my rotary tool died - and left me sitting in my studio in the dark. With a cat underfoot. Not a good combination. Anyway - I went out and got a new rotary tool.

My new hanging motor with a flexible shaft! I hope this will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

I have also been thinking about my jewelry photos - I want them to be better, more evocative...
Trying something new - different perspectives, different backgrounds.

A pair of earrings in the works: silver, copper and peridot.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Trade show treasures

 Yesterday, I went to a trade show in Munich - where my bead wholesalers show their seductive wares.
Yes, I was seduced - easily. Although, in general I found the assortment to be less varied than in past years. But, of course I still found things I apparently cannot live without.

I bought some strands of beads that are quite different from what I would normally choose. Don't know exactly why - must be something my muse wants and she's not saying why. So I will have to wait until she is ready to push me to work. Until then, I get to play with my beads! LOL

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Wishing you a wonderful New Year

Funny how New Years Day always seems to be shrouded in clouds and mist. Today is no exception. Just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a wonderful New Year - may it be filled with happiness, good health and creative inspiration. And thank you once more for your friendship, your support and your inspiration.