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Friday, October 23, 2009

pulling on the past...vintage finds

These new designs are inspired by vintage pieces that needed - screamed for - recoupling with other "mature" pieces. I rewired them into cuff bracelets, a funky cocktail ring and a glorious bib
necklace that just kills on the decolletage. This winter why not engage in some warmed up history?

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

blown...and forged...

I have had these beads festering in my imagination for some time...they come from the Netherlands froma very cool Etsy dealer called Sunyno (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5146806&ga_search_query=sunyno&ga_search_type=seller_username) (sorry about the long link...no time to shorten it). I finally saw my inspiration ear wires on another Etsy maven of style: betsy3 (htp://betsy3.etsy.com) (that better?). She had a pair of similar wires and it made me think: "I can do that", or at least I can try...so I did. I'll be listing them soon - but they are here first.

I used gold filled, steel and sterling silver to make the earwires and findings. The sterling, where it is oxidized - is done so by using the egs from my flock of organic, city-dwelling laying hens. It's better for all of us (except the eggs perhaps). I love the contrast of the gunmetal and the clear glass.

STRUT Fashion show!

This year I was invited to decorate the ladies at the Sweet Lady Jane French Connection Trunk Show here in Burlington on October 1. It was a helluva night:

The ladies were just amazing! The clothes divine. And the decorations hung just right...

The Assemblages...

The rings...

The strutting mavens of style...wearing esightler Design

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fashion Shows...Fall 2009

I was recently invited to show my jewelry in two fashion shows here in the Biggest Little city that Could: Burlington, VT. The first one was the South End Art Hop: STRUT Fashion Show. the biggest event of this annual Art Hop. It was two live shows with 10 designers. I collaborated with Josie Furchgott-Sourdiffe..and exquisitely charming and talented frock designer. This is what we did.