Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just Got Some New Stones

So I went to a jewelry show at the Javitz Center yesterday.  It was a small show for last minute holiday stock and was mostly ready made jewelry.  I went on the chance that I would find loose stones there.  And I did!!! Here's some of what I got......

Rutilated Quartz

Emerald, Pyrite in Quartz, Aquamarine, Moss Aquamarine, Prehnite, Dendritic Quartz, Beer Quartz, Melody Stone, Amethyst, Sapphire

Beer Quartz, Moss Aquamarine, Aquamarine, Prehnite, Rainbow Moonstone, Melody Stone, Dendritic Quartz, Sapphire

Sapphires, Amethyst, Iolite, Kyanite, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Star Ruby, Chalcedony and Paraiba Quartz

Dendritic Quartz, Amethyst, Melody Stone, Prehnite, Aquamarine, Rainbow Moonstone, Sapphire, Iolite

Dendritic Quartz, Moss Aquamarine, Beer Quartz, Prehnite, Melody Stone, Sapphire, Amethyst, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Chalcedony, Paraiba Quartz

I started making bezels for a bunch of these stones and will be working on them next week.  mmmmmmm shiny yummy candy-like stones.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I Am Teaching a Jewelry Class!!

I just got confirmation that this class is on!!  I will be teaching a class on hand stamping jewelry at Make Workshop on the Lower East Side on Thursday, November 18th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

We'll learn the basics and then get hands on making some pendants and if there is time a message bracelet.  I will also hand out a resource list so students can get their own tools and supplies and continue on their own. Go register now!!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Steampunk Day 2010

I will be participating in this fabulous event selling my jewelry and brand spanking new taxidermy pocket watches and canvases.  I am still making these things as we speak so pics will be loaded tonite.  Come see these in person!! What else are you gonna do on a Sunday?! Watch football?????

Steampunk 2010 Fashion Show, Shopping, and Exhibition
A Celebration of Steampunk Culture, Fashion and Craftsmanship
DUMBO, Brooklyn-October 24 marks the third annual Steampunk Day at the DUMBO Loft, presented by Brooklyn Indie Market.155 Water Street, DUMBO, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m..Steampunk Shopping and Fashion Show at 4 p.m. $20 Victorian/Steampunk portrait sitting with vintage camera by Tsirkus Fotografika$5 entry. Take the F train to York Street Station.
Travel to a re-envisioned Victorian age that features retrofuturistic fashion, brass and copper clockwork, ray guns, jetpacks, bustles and inventions that go far beyond 19th century technology. Think steam-powered mechanical wonders, brass-fitted computers, dirigibles, goggles, airships, and clockwork inspired accoutrements.
What is steampunk you say? Steampunk personality, August Wahnsinger says, “Steampunk is Victorian-era science fiction. Anything that can be envisioned as a part of a scientifically advanced ‘steam’ era can be properly described as steampunk. Steampunk finds its origins in literature, going back to the works of Mary Shelley, Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.”
The highlight of the shopping event is a Steampunk Fashion Show at 4 p.m., coordinated by Brit Frady-Williams of Berit New York and featuring steampunk designers such as:
Tor Books and will host a Steampunk Literary Corner from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., featuring readings from esteemed literary personages such as burlesque star Nasty Canasta and authors G.D. Falksen, Felix Gilman, Leanna Renee Hieber, and N.K.  Jemison, book sales by Mobile Libris, and complimentary tea and scones. Visit for more info.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

OMG- will I ever be ready for Steampunk 2010?!?!?!

Life keeps getting in the way of my getting things done that need getting done!  I have to go to work tomorrow instead of the studio.  I am so super behind in finishing my projects for Steampunk 2010 - that's on Sunday.   I want to scream.  I am too tired to scream. My taxidermy pocket watches are staring at me - waiting patiently for their turn to be made.  But I am off to bed.  I hope to get up early.  I always want to get up early.  It never really happens.  We'll see.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Two Days Till Crafts in Chelsea!!!

Hey Gang!!

Only 2 days left till Crafts in Chelsea!! Good weather predicted although there will be wind.  Wind!!-the nemesis of all outdoor craft fairs.  Yes rain sucks too but you don't have to chase your merchandise when it blows down the street.  Nothing like your tent flying away like Mary Poppins, either .  So get there early and buy all of my stuff so I don't have to spend the day picking it up after it falls over!!!

I have been working on some new rings and pendants that will debut at CIC:

I am working on 16 things at once!!!

rutilated quartz ring

Kunzite (L) and Kyanite (R) rings

Botswana Agate pendant (L) and Crazy Lace Agate ring (R)

Labradorite rings

Amethyst ring

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Crafts in Chelsea Give-away

Hey Everyone!!!

I am giving away a set of three skinny copper bangles on the NewNew blog to promote Crafts in Chelsea.

What is Crafts in Chelsea you ask???  Well - first I have to tell you about the NewNew.  We are the New York/ New Jersey Etsy Street Team.  I think we even allow people from Connecticut to join just to be nice.  So twice a year the NewNew closes down 21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in Chelsea to hold a kickass craft fair.  This is in conjunction with P.S. 11 and raises money for the school.  You can buy cool stuff and help the kiddie poos too.

Thirteen members donated items to give away on the NewNew blog to promote this fun event.  I donated a set of 3 skinny copper bangles that have been hammered and textured with a cool "tree bark" pattern.  I left the glob of solder as a feature to give it a homemade feel.  If you want a chance to win my bangles or one of these great prizes go leave a comment about why you like craft fairs on the NewNew Blog.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Check Out My Gorgeous Argyle Earrings in This Treasury!!

I love Argyle!!!  Not sure what it is about it- old men golfing in poofy pants?  But I love it!!!  It screams old and traditional, Great Gatsby, slicked back hair..... 

Anyways- Soveryhappy put together a collection of cool Argyle things in a Treasury on Etsy and included my Triple Argyle Keishi Pearl Earrings.  Thanks for the love!!

Diamonds Everywhere