Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Whimsy Wednesday! The Sun, the Moon and...the Beach!

Hello Everyone! 
Welcome to Whimsy Wednesday! 
This is a summery post, as is quite appropriate for June! 
I've been pretty busy in the studio this week and it feels good to play with materials and techniques that have been languishing on the sidelines for too long as well as to finish (or atleast move forward) designs old and new! 
So? What do I have to show you today?? 
Let's take a look! 
Let's start with the Sun! 
Title: Sun Satellite 
Ingredients: Vintage lucite, Amy Fill lampwork glass, faceted acrylic, glass, metal, surgical steel earwires. 
These were born out of those luscious orange vintage lucite beads!! I knew the Amy Fill firey-spiral glass beads were the perfect compliment to them and the rest fell together as many awesome creations do! 

Next up is the Beach! (I want to save the Moon until last!) 
Title: A Day At the Beach 
Ingredients: Vintage lucite, sterling silver. 
I fell in love with the wonderfully colourful and fun vintage lucite pink and white beads that reminded me so strongly of beach balls and knew I had to play them into a whimsical creation! Still, while they so reminded me of play, there is a certain timeless elegance about them and so I matched them with sterling silver shell (complete with pearl on the back/inside!) and three-dimensional seahorse charms! These were to be both beautiful and yet a bit non-traditional, hence the two different sea denizens merrily playing at the ends of each earring! 

And now, let's finish this post with a little Moonlight Magic! 
Title: Cat and the Moon Temple 
Ingredients: Swarovski crystals, sterling silver, metal, rayon, quartz.
This is a lovely necklace that is an excellent choice for those with metal allergies as the neck cord is rayon and the clasp is a sturdy quartz bead that slips through stretchy cloth links! 
This is all that is, at once, serene and mischievous, elegant and playful, and subtly colourful...just like The Moon and all that is Cat! 

All of these are available in my Etsy shoppe now! 

Also!! If you'd like to see these and many, many other creations in person, I'll be in Saint Paul this weekend! See below for details!

This weekend you can find me in Saint Paul in air-conditioned splendor!

Arts and Crafts Show Sunday, June 24th Only!
10am to 5pm
Temple of Aaron
616 So. Mississippi Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55116

See you soon!

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