Monday, August 3, 2015

Shop Update Preview, Last Campfire.

Elephant Protector Necklace. Heart Chakra. Hand-faceted chrysoprase (done in-studio).
Hammer engraved and chased sterling silver bull elephant.
Fern. Pepper Flower. Brass.

Friendship Bracelet Hoops

Oak Leaf Trinity Earrings

Kingman Turquoise and Seed Bead Earrings

Faceted Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Sterling Cast Wishbone Necklace. Cabbed in-studio.

Fern and Dragonfly Seed Bead Earrings. Kingman and Sleeping Beauty turquoise.

Royston Turquoise and Bronze Wishbone Necklace

Friendship Bracelet Earrings. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. 

Friendship Bracelet Earrings

Libra Wishbone Earrings. Shell. Seed Beads. Cast Bronze Wishbones.

Starry Bangle. Brass and Sterling silver. up to 7 inch wrist.

Mmmmmm I wanna Linger
Mmmmmm A little Longer
Mmmmm a little longer here with you.

Mmmmmm it's such a perfect night
Mmmmmm it doesn't seem quite right
Mmmmm that this will be my last with you.

Mmmmm and come September I will remember
Mmmmm this precious night and friendships true
Mmmm and as the years go by
Mmmmm I'll think of you and sigh
Mmmmm it was goodnight and not goodbye

Last campfire tonight at 5 pm Pacific.



Thursday, July 30, 2015

Previewing the preview

(Hammer engraved and chased sterling elephant with faceted chrysoprase, cabbed here.
pepper tree flower. Fern. Brass sunrays. )

1/3 of our home is currently boxed up, but the studio will be the last to be packed and the first thing to live in our new home.

More than ever my work is the balm, the thing that smoothes me out
when I've become parched and cracked.

I have one last large offering for the 


(Oak leaf and seed bead trinity earrings.)

In a few weeks I take off to be with family in the midwest and then settle our life in 
Livermore's golden, undulating hills.

It's been so strangely slow in coming, but it's speeding up so much: documents, keys, painting rooms...

The collection that will be revealed Monday
is a really romantic goodbye to summer.
The last campfire at sleep-away, the one where everyone sits singing
with their arms around each other, trying not to cry.

There's a lot of emotion in saying good bye to this wonderful old house
where so much life has come to pass.
Five years in one place was the longest I've lived anywhere outside of my 
childhood home, a house so embedded in me that just thinking about it 
tugs at my solar plexus.

When I come back to work in September
I might not be offering shop updates for some time:

I may do a little swarm of custom orders because it's been FOREVER
or I may be moving more fully into leatherwork
and bags in particular.
I can't wait to tell you more.
I can't wait to KNOW more!!

Any way you cut it, things will be a little different.

I sat at the wheels this morning and cabbed/ finicky-finished these stones.
I listened to the wind whistle through our three impossibly tall palm trees,
the ones that shed violently all over the yard during winter windstorms.

Our scrub jay came close to the mudroom porch looking for peanuts.

I breathed into the place that leaving this home has already cracked.
It hurts.
It's also giddy.
It wants out/ it wants back in.

Everything's both sides now.

I'll post an official preview this weekend.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Metal Shop Sale

15% off in the 

until tomorrow morning:

use coupon code SUMMERFLING

for your discount!

Happy Shopping,

Friday, July 17, 2015

Around the Studio





My own holy trinity in the place I go to pray


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer Camp Preview

Eternal Summer Necklace: Grossular Green Garnet, Strawberry Top, Brass Feathers

Bronze Libran Friendship Bracelet Earrings. Cast wishbones. Seed Beads. Sleeping Beauty Turquise


Friendship Bracelet Earrings. Sleeping Beautiful Turquoise. Seed Beads. Sterling.

Camp Jacaranda Earrings. Royston Turquoise. Brass fronds. Seed Beads. Sterling Feather.

Turquoise Friendship Bracelet Earrings. Seed Beads. Arizona Turquoise. 

Turquoise and Chrysoprase Swimming Hole Earrings. American Turquoise. Australian Chrysoprase.

Simple Maidenhair fern posts

In the 

Wednesday the 15th of July at 5:00 p.m.

Reserves welcome prior


Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer Camp Series

Friendship Bracelets for your ears with all manner of fine American turquoises paired with seed beads
and a perfect summer necklace: strawberry top, grossular green garnet and feathers.

Minty green chrysoprase
bronze wishbones
Sing-alongs every morning before breakfast
and a smores campfire at 7:00 pm on Friday night:
grab your kit at the mess hall on your way down to the lake.

Camp SunnyRising is in full swing:
make sure to pack your swimsuit and some stamps to write home -
it's beautiful here!

Update in the

Wednesday at 5 pm.