Some of my new work in prayer boxes and scrolls. I am teaching this style of wire work in my class in Virginia called, Wirework--"Birds Nest Jewelry" I am also teaching this at the Bead and Button show in Milwalkee in June. I think I have a few seats left.
Hello all, I just wanted to post a brief letter about all of the changes that has happened in this last year. I am now the sole owner of ICE resin and all of my wholesale. Please come to iceresin.com to purchase at wholesale or designer discounts. Jen Cushman and the whole creative team came with me to run ideas, film and questions and answers on resin and all of my related products. The Creative team are my Ice resin masters. Jen now runs her blog and ICE queen zine from this site. All of the people that matter came with me to my new company and new beginnings..... I am no longer affiliated with objects and elements retail store. I wrote a good bye story about the split of my company and loss of Objects and Elements in this upcoming June issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry. I also have new goals, my direction and new works. . Check it out. It has been a tough year but the past is behind me now..... and have big plans I have already put into motion.... more to come! Thanks to everyone that stood by my side!! xo
leaving for France today.... First Paris and the flea markets...then the workshop out in Toulouse. CAN'T WAIT! I have lots of new material and ideas that I want to work with. Their will be a live pod cast I think.. sat afternoon from Paris. I'll face book it if anyone is interested. xxo
Here is Bo, the Booth and I and....below the award that it won. I met Bo this weekend at the Michaels event. It was a huge showing with fashion show and all. It was done so well. I enjoyed the company, great food, and beautiful hotel. Anyways, here is the AWESOME Bo who designed the booth. He is fabulous!!
I was lucky enough this year at the Bead and Button show to meet up with my old friend and sales rep. Terri Principie. Terri used to rep my jewelry back 15 years ago when I had my company LEN.ART COLLECTION. I was based out of Chicago. She was awesome and really understood what my jewelry was about. She is also a psychologist...so we always have very interesting conversations. One of the subjects that came up was the new color I was wearing. I have took to wearing a deep coral color....which to me , I was quite proud of putting any color into my wardrobe. I think many artists or designers work with so much color that we get tired of it in our day to day life...or that life is simpler for me to just put on a neutral color day after day so I can save my creative force for jewelry/sculpture work. Sink it into that medium instead. Anyways, I'm immersed in coral color..... I even painted my room a metallic coral.
Terri told me that the color is worn for power, mental clarity and strength. That it is a powerful color. GOOD! She said it is important to wear on your wrist. I am wearing my great grandmothers 40 feet of small coral beads that was given to her on her wedding day. It's nice and smooth and worn...like a good Talismans. It felt good to have these hand cut ancient fossil on my wrist...plus when it is on your wrist (rather than your neck) you get to look at them. Terri also told me that I did not need the points on my silver bracelets that I often wear....that I will just keep people away. well...there are some people that I am trying to keep away. I may file the weapons down to nubs. Maybe, just maybe I don't need to wear weapons anymore?? I think it's left over from growing up on the south side of Chicago..... should I file?....or should I not?? hmmmmmmmmmmmm