Thursday, June 15, 2017

Staying Active

I hope this post finds you well. I have been actively making jewelry and painting for the last year, I just haven't had easy access to internet so that I can share with you

Currently I am selling my creations on easy and I am involved in an upcoming fundraiser.

Pictured above  is a recent design that is a favorite of mine. Hand wired and full of wonders!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

What May I Create for You?

I wanted to post a picture of my stacks of supplies and ask what may I make for you? And then I realize I can't get a decent shot to share as I have my photo taking board with mail and a jewelry stand on it and my lampshade I'm standing next to is stained. So, instead I'm sharing the beautiful pearl necklace I created a few months back.
Here's my etsy product description
Created with love...
Stunning white pearl statement necklace featuring two inch long gold leaves, 10mm pearls and stick pearls. The center is a pearl that while hung upside down does actually resemble a heart. It is capped with bali 14kt gold and from it hangs fine 14 kt gold chain and two pearls that measure about 4 to 5 mm.
The closure is a 14 kt gold flower that has been wire wrapped to the necklace for security with 14 kt gold filled wire. No plated gold was used in this design with the exception being the leaves which could be plated ~they were taken off a pair of earrings and are stamped on the back "KJL" China.

The necklace measures just under 18 1/2" long. The fine gold chain that hangs in the center measures about two inches, the pearl above measures about 3/4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
One of a kind. Beautiful, elegant and unique. Wear with pride and confidence on your special day. The last picture is the necklace shown before the pearls were added to the chain so you can see how it lays on the neck..
These are "real" pearls, not glass or south sea shell pearls. Thank you for looking and happy day :)

Here is a close up of the beautiful gold flower closure.

The listing has since expired and I probably need to relist it with a little tweaking on the SEO.

It's funny how we live with our creative mess all around us and we don't notice until we try and take a photo we wish to share with the world...maybe next time.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Deviant Art Doll in A Box

So did I tell you the story about loving to create?


this time I

decided to create something completely different. Not jewelry, not a painting. ....

can you guess by the above picture what my plan is that I have been forming in my head?

What I have been planning and now am pretty much finished with is what I will call a deviant art doll box.

A box that contains a beautiful doll that is missing half an arm. As with all art, there is a meaning. Love yourself as you are. Let others see your beauty under your superficial flaws. You are beautiful.

I painted a wood cigar box a teal blue on the inside and black on the outside. I used a silver permanent marker for the lettering:

"You are beautifully made and I accept you lovingly as you are"

Because this lovely girl is beautiful on her own, she doesn't feel the need to cover herself in fine clothes or jewels although she does favor them and they lay amongst her as treasure. They are more than simple treasure, they are memories captured in textiles and stone.
May your memories be sweet...
Deviant Art Shadow Box listing on etsy

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Continue On

I love to create.

It creates a happiness in me
that doesn't leave.

I moved my jewelry into my storenvy exclusively and have decided to keep etsy for other art..

Today, I was thrift store shopping and came across this...

Shes a beautiful monster doll minus half an arm and I knew she had to come home with me for my next project. She's bolted and sewn together and her entire body is a greenish blue color. Shes perfect ...

So perfect in fact that I am going to create an art piece around her..... and then the art piece will go into my etsy shop

Saturday, June 20, 2015

And She Painted the Afternoon Away

While the breeze rustled the trees
while the music continued on
she painted the afternoon away

Welcome to the Alice Painting
where there is hope
Where worlds intersect and collide in
unsuspecting and friendly ways

Where lyrics sing along the lines
of flowers that sprout from nowhere


May you have a beautiful day...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Head Turning Jewelry

For whatever reason your head turns quick
                                                                 to catch a glimpse
                                              of the jewelry the person that just walked by
                                                                  is adorned with.

Its asymmetrical, its quirky or just plain stunning. You admire the way it rest on their skin.

You think about how it would feel. You examine the colors and the way it catches the light.

                                               You appreciate the finery in every detail

The wire that bends like it has been catapulted into time and space with irreverence and a touch of grace

                        The pearls that stroke the skin and melt the fears within

The flowers that are forever in bloom

The crystals with deep glow

                                               and birds that have no where to go

Monday, April 6, 2015

Expressing Myself

I decided to doodle on a canvas with a fine marker

This sweet girl is dreaming of tea. The scent of it, the warmth of it and the pretty little cup she sips from

The bird is a hunter with broken wings, he hunts anyway. His spirit can not be broken.

The white canvas is absolute fun for me. later, I decided I must do more...

I have named this ghost figure Sue. Blue Sue. You will see why in later pictures. She is reaching out..

Every corner needs a few wild flowers..

And then the painting begins...and I must add words for I am a word girl...

The flower is a bright sunshine yellow and is strong despite winds of turmoil.

I add purple for a dramatic effect

The wildflowers get tiny bits of pink and yellow that matches the tea dreamer girls hair...

This little guy is just learning and is filled with love

I'm making progress after about three hours or so of work...Sue is now Blue

See? Blue Sue.