Monthly archive for ‘ November, 2011 ’

Out with the old…

28th November 2011 | 0 Comments

Today marked the end of the November show at City Art Gallery…the last single month show of the year. City Art works on an 11 month schedule-December and January are one show. This is yet another reason why I love City Art Gallery. The December/January show is another theme show–Affordable Art– and this year I [...]


A moving work of art

25th November 2011 | 0 Comments

I dance. I think I’ve established this fact in several of my previous posts. What I tend to be a little quieter about is that I also teach dance. I’ve been teaching Belly Dance off and on for the last couple of years in the states–mostly volunteer or associated with a larger facility. I have [...]


The Holiday Season…

21st November 2011 | 0 Comments

For most people the holiday season means lots of shopping and lots of finding gifts for friends and family. For me it means making gifts. Since I make jewelry it is the gift I give…even for friends and family that notoriously do not wear jewelry or notoriously do not wear much jewelry. This means I [...]


Prashant Palsokar

21st November 2011 | 1 Comment

I have been a City Art artist since late 2009 (with a one year hiatus while I was living in Texas). I came back with a vengence for the 2011 year and one of the artists that was new to me was Prashant Palsokar. Prashant is a photographer and has a very interesting eye. Several [...]


Mis-matched pairs

15th November 2011 | 1 Comment

My previous post was about mostly chandelier earrings and how I have to match stones etc. to make the earrings look as close to identical as I can get them… Well, today it’s earrings that look like they are a set but are NOT identical. I have done this mostly with celestial motif and swarovski [...]


Hanging in pairs…

14th November 2011 | 0 Comments

Once again, I am on an earring kick. Earrings are kind of easy and difficult at the same time. Earrings have to match unless the style of the pair is to match but not be identical (sun/moon, moon/star, comedy/tragedy, pairs!, etc.–future post will cover this phenomena). Matched pairs of natural stone with natural variations…harder than [...]


Cabochon Caging

14th November 2011 | 0 Comments

Alright, it’s been a while since I’ve talked about my jewelry. Lately I’ve just been talking about anything that just pops up in my mind that I do draw inspiration from but may not look like it on the surface. So, cabochon caging….cabochons are smooth stones that are usually flat on one side and rounded [...]


Phases and Changes

13th November 2011 | 0 Comments

I work in semi-precious stone, sterling silver, copper, steel, aluminum, etc. Generally speaking, I work in relatively natural materials. Most of my materials have been processed in one form or another (metals are processed into wire, stone cut and polished into beads, etc.) however, I still like to say that I work in natural materials. [...]


Series of Seven…

13th November 2011 | 5 Comments

Throughout theological/religious histories there are numbers that crop up with serious significance. This is a universal thing, not isolated to one religion. ALL religions have some form of ‘sacred numbers’ involved. I wrote my undergrad thesis on the subject of the history and theology of the rosary…guess what, LOTS of sacred numbers are involved with [...]


A little less conversation…

12th November 2011 | 7 Comments

This month I have yet to do an artist feature for decent enough reason-I haven’t heard back from any that I work with. Everyone is busy! Honestly, everyone is busy! … even me… But I’m busy trying to entertain the masses with my writing just as much as I’m trying to spread the joy and [...]