Thursday, July 30, 2009


Post earrings, made of lapis lazuli cabochons in a bezel setting.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Twilight Tuesday

Here are pictures of the Volturi in full makeup and costume! I must say, I'm impressed. Especially with Dakota Fanning - she looks nothing like Dakota Fanning as Jane. Marcus looks awesome, so vampiric and menacing. Michael Sheen as Tony mean, as Aro, still looks a bit strange, but Caius doesn't look half bad. Not sure I really had an opinion on Alec one way or the other, but all in all, I'm rather pleased!

There were exciting developments at Comic Con last week, ending in these two new clips from New Moon. The first clip (admittedly of bad quality) is the motorcycle scene between Bella and Jacob, and I gotta admit, it was cringe-inducing at its best and ugh-worthy at its worst. Ugh. Gross. Forced chemistry and awkwardness! The second clip is more like it - my favorite part of the book, the climactic Volterra scenes where Edward takes off his shirt!

Monday, July 27, 2009


My sister gave me this pretty bunch that she picked from her backyard.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Twilight Tuesday

Your Tuesday squee moment, from a photoshoot outtake.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A tulip

This pendant happened quite by happy accident. I was making the two pear shapes for earrings, and noticed that if I placed one on top of the other they make a tulip, and would serve as a pretty cool-looking pendant. And so I did, and it did, and Adeline came to be. She's named after one of the characters from the book I just finished, The Thirteenth Tale (highly recommended as a can't-put-down sort of a book).

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I made these stacking rings as an experiment, and I'm now debating whether to offer them on Etsy because they took me forever to make! They make up a total of eight individual rings in different gauges, and look like a thicker ring when stacked together.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Because it's summer, and because it's such a happy color, here are some pretty yellow finds from Etsy shops.

rosebud earrings by PrettyParis

flower ring by VieModerne

clutch purse by Oktak

watercolor painting by Karen Faulkner

rose hair pins by Made With Clay and Love

I am so in love with this dress by Carol Hannah

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


The new Tameka necklace isn't named after Usher's soon-to-be ex-wife Tameka Foster, but rather after my good friend Tameka, who also happens to be a fellow Twihard. At first I debated how many circles to include, and settled on three as a good number for now. I like this design a lot, so you might see more variations of this in the near future.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Another one

I had complete fun making this necklace, with all of its contrasting textures, shapes, and neutral shades. I also like how the circles form a mini-link that looks like they are a found vintage necklace from someone's grandmother's trinket box. And then, while thinking up of a good name, I realized I've never named a piece after Princess Leah. How remiss of me! So here is the Leah necklace.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


We celebrated the 4th of July a day early with a pool party and steaks on the grill, so yesterday I was able to devote about five hours at my workbench, a rarity indeed in these busy times. My back and hands were very achy by the time I was finished, but it was worth it. This one is Skye, after a family friend's daughter whose name I really love! I deliberately made the circles not be perfectly formed and with different sizes so as to give them an organic, slightly messy, unplanned look - though the "unplanned" part is certainly a misnomer, as they were all very meticulously planned.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Circles, circles everywhere

Notice a theme emerging? This is another new piece from the weekend's creativity burst, named Stella. The necklace is similar to Audrey but with an extra circle pendant. For my next project I'm envisioning something similar to these two, but with even more circles bunched together, maybe with a thinner gauge wire, some hammered, some not. We'll see how that works out!

Also, in case you were looking for the Uhura cuff bracelet, I've temporarily taken it down from Etsy to administer some suggested improvements from a couple of friends who did a test run for me. Uhura will be back up soon!