I love to create jewelry, using beautiful materials. I can't draw a stickman but I can combine colour, texture, shapes in such a way that it makes for beautiful pieces that can make someone who gets to wear it happy! There are so many things that inspire me to create something new whenever I can find the time.
I have been intrigued by encaustic work for a long time. I love the look of the wax and the textures are so rich and tactile. Nancy Donaldson is a master at encaustic and furthermore one of the most kind and generous people I know. She took a day of her busy life and taught me the basics. Here are some of the pieces I worked on. The sample board was the first project. Each square is an example of a different technique. It is a great way to remember the lesson, since it actually reminds you of what you did. The other 2 are two simple projects. I loved the day and want to try more!!! Thanks so much Nancy!
Well, they say you should try to go back to your roots sometimes. I found some marble tiles and decided to use some of the napkins I have been hoarding. It was one of the first projects I did and I so enjoyed it then. Nothing changes because I still love it now! The birdies are so cute, aren't they?
Yesterday as I was walking around in Bloor West village, to meet my friends for dinner, I came across a store with some very interesting jewelery. It is produced by Extasia Designer Jewelry. They have an amazing collection of vintage and Victorian style cameo and intaglio jewelry. Please check them out at http://www.extasia.com/. So now all I want for Christmas is something from their collection!!