Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sunny side up Necklace

Woke up early this morning and thought to finish this necklace that I started working on yesterday. It has three carnelian cabochons with the focal one being quite yellow.
I'm on some sort of whimsical kick right now. Not sure why. Perhaps it has something to do with all the trips we've been taking to old, charming parts of small towns along the coast line here.
At noon we hopped in the car and took a long drive to two different popular towns. One is called Risør and the other Kragerø. Took some pictures that I will be posting a little bit later. Incredibly beautiful places. About 95% of all the houses in Risør are painted white. It is a town, overlooking the rugged coastline and has tons of different art galleries. I can see how people can get inspired living there. I left both of these places feeling peaceful and inspired to create. What wonderful places one can find here. If you ever have the chance to visit Norway make sure you get to see those places.

Wishing you all a happy and mellow weekend!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Earring Bonanza

This is a sneak preview of some earrings I made today. I have more in the works but I'm not sure if I'll have time to finish them all today.

Hope you like these:

Whimsical earrings with purple jade cabochons. Oxidized and selectively brushed to bring out the details.

Whimsical earrings with deep red jade cabochons. Oxidized and selectively brushed to bring out the details.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Good day

Helloww all,

I guess rainy days are paying off in the studio. Just finished a couple of items today that I think look absolutely stunning. I purchased some Paua shell cabochons last week. The colors are so deeply saturated, anything from deep indigo to green and turquoise.
One is a pendant necklace and the other one is a ring featuring some handmade organic elements. The only thing I did not make on this ring is the bead cap. Both of these lovely items are oxidized and brushed to bring out the details. I'll be making more like these ones. Hope you like 'em as much as I do.
Now I am going to bake some breads. Again, I'm on a baking frenzy as well. Often, while I have items in the tumbler or in the pickling pot I bake. I feel really lucky to combine my two loves, even though only one of them brings me an income. I can actually not remember the last time I felt bored. Boredom is a complete foreign word to me. There is always something interesting to do or to learn. I like to fill my days with as many joyful things as possible. Yes, I admit it's not always doable, especially when my regular day job takes a lot energy out of me. However, for me it's important to not throw away precious time. It's a learning process and I have to remind myself, still.

I'll be posting some bread pictures later!

Til then take care and don't forget to have some fun!


Monday, May 24, 2010

New work

A lovely simple ring, stamped with a sunburst pattern and set with a mother of pearl cabochon. Tumble polished to a brilliant shine. Made to order in your size!

This beauty is composed of sterling silver and a gorgeous charoite cab. I wanted to keep things simple to not take away from the beauty of this stone. I purchased this cab while on vacation in Germany last year.

Another organic chrysoprase necklace. Like the last one, this one is just equally stunning. I have three stones like these ones left. Thinking about making a ring with one of them.

One of my best sellers here in Norway:
A necklace composed of three different styles of sterling silver circles: