Our 2010 summer in Maine has started off with great weather, a Fourth of July lobster bake and exciting plans for a trunk showing of my jewelry in Wiscasset, Maine for July 22-23. Here's a link to the press release.
I am very pleased to have completed Random Acts of Beads, a necklace five years in the making, shown in the press release (and above). It is comprised of 18 separate beaded components which were then sewn onto a separate beaded necklace base. It's in shades of caramel and copper with purple accents and made to sit at the base of the neck for all to see.
I have also been very busy making a half dozen unusual freshwater cultured pearl necklaces (above). They're unusual because of the pearl shapes and incredible iridescent colors. Shown are Jacks (they remind me of the Jacks game we used to play as kids), Merlot and Hummingbird.
For the many lovers of purple, I made a seven-strand pearl bracelet that is definitely BLING. The custom two-inch dichroic glass and Sterling clasp is meant to be worn on the front of the wrist, the better to show it off, along with the 14 Swarovski crystal cubes alongside it.
The last photo is NightBloom (above), one of two stunning (if I do say so) bracelets that really need to be seen in person. NightBloom features scores of beads: vintage, glass, stones and gems in black, gray, taupe, silver, copper, lavender and teal. The closure is handmade glass in black and white stripes by David Christianson of Providence, Rhode Island. The second bracelet (no photo) is in lime and turquoise with seahorses, shells and fish with an eye-catching ceramic toggle clasp. This is a happy bracelet.
If you're anywhere in the midcoast Maine area on July 22-23, please stop by and see the trunk show as well as DebraElizabeth's wonderful shop, right on the banks of the Sheepscot River. Be sure to get in line for a lobster roll at world famous Red's Eats, right at the end of the block. Deb's phone # is 207 882 8485.
If I don't see you there, be sure to mark October 16-17 on your calendar for the Great Falls Studio Tour. I'll be opening my studio once again for this event, which gets bigger and bigger each year.