Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Symbolic Frolic

Made for the recipient of a playful kiss on a bridge on a day of amazing memories. Cupid and angels dance for her!

Serene Spring

Many pieces from many places come together in space and time.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Transubstantiation of Amber

This piece took a while to envision and then materialize. (There were lots of little seed beeads to manage in this one!) On the second or third time it was worn, it had a terrible accident in which it caught on something immovable, which unleashed the energy of a million little E beads and all the dangles, all of them flying away from each other like the Second Big Bang! I gathered up what I could and put the pieces away for a long while. But hope springs eternal, doesn't it? They all came together again in a new life, with a lovely bead toggle, and maybe even better than in their previous incarnation.

Bubbles in the Champagne

Those gold-drizzled Indian rounds rise randomly through the pink gold seed beads, like bubbles fizzing through a glass of champagne! But all the effervescence leads back to the dichroic pendant, whose colors shimmer and change like peacock feathers in sunlight.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Anniversary on the Bridge Necklace

This piece commemorates an important date, celebrated on a bridge, with some of the greatest people I know. The Kazuri beads both look and feel like river rocks sleek with spring water.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Sumerian Construction

The ancient Sumerians wore neckwear like this on their way to pick reeds from the bank of Euphrates. Those were the days! Well, maybe they didn't actually have Venetian foil glass tubes back then, but can't you just see the Queen of Sheba wearing this while nibbling grapes and falafel?

Mastering the Beaded Bead!

After almost two years, it finally happened! I mastered - or got close to mastering the Beaded Bead! It's a simple version- peyote tube over a pair of small rounds- but the effect really makes this necklace of Kazuri beads something special. Subtle and still full of dreamy color. It was a fitting forum for some matte onyx beads I'd collected decades ago from a jeweler in New Haven, CT, some old wooden beads, tiny Manik Manik rondelles and a lot of other amazing things. It's a first attempt, but you can be sure there will be more to come.