Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Longer is Good! Another Pair of Earrings...

I like these earrings - they move when you move your head but are very light. The mix of greens is very pleasing to me.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Earrings R Not Us

Not sure why but I do not like to make earrings! As part of my "climb" I am going to try to make at least one pair every few days. (This is big for me.) Wish me luck.

Here is my first pair..... Nothing too creative but a start none the less.

Monday, 4 February 2013


Wow! Thanks for the encouragement.

I have been making jewelry for a few years but am not very comfortable with social media. That may sound strange since I have been in the computer industry since the 70s. I started with papertape and punch cards.

Before stringing a few beads I had rarely done anythig creative. I have taken classes online as well as in person and have been practicing alot. I find I get lost in the process. The climb is fun so far. I plan to develop skills in a number of areas that so far I have only dabbled in; etching, resin, wirework, patinas, cold conections, soldering and on and on.....

Saturday, 2 February 2013


It is a steady climb to "master" the art of jewellery creation. and I am only just starting. My word is CLIMB.

I wanted this piece to represent where I came from as well as where I am going (not sure I will make it - the climb can be steep at times) therefore....

The technique as well as the materials used (vintage African beads strung on leather cord) are primitive while the message is born of the computer age (binary code - just a series of "0s" and "1s", representing on and off) where each letter is represented by a combination of 8 "0s" or "1s".

My word is 01100011 01101100 01101001 01101101 01100010 (CLIMB).

Please let me know what you think. Thanks for looking.