Sunday, February 24, 2008

spRING Fever

It's the bitter end of February and spRING Fever is in the air! You know you want them, the newest hottest rings around. I have been checking out a lot of sites lately and I have been seeing the alternative resources for metal rings come up a lot lately. My favorite material is very renewable and EVERYWHERE this spring...WOOD. Yes, wooden rings are awesome and I have a few here to share. I am playing with different accent materials and painted wood. I really like where this is going so let me know if you do too. The rings below clockwise from the top are: white painted wood ring with reclaimed rhinestones($35), black painted wood ring with copper embellishment($28), clear coated Poplar with silver tube($40), and carved Delrin($22).
Other cool sites to check out wooden rings:
Simply Wood Rings
Tropical Grains
Touch Wood Rings

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


OK, so this one is going to be shameless and quick. I am on the cover of BRICK and there is a really good article that corresponds. You should check it out. Pls K Thx!

Sunday, February 17, 2008


As more and more of my attention is focused toward the part I play on this earth I can't help but note that not everyone thinks the same way. As a society we have been told to consume to be good little Americans. We are given incentives, credit cards and guilt trips to fuel the fire that isn't necessary. We obey and as a result, we have undoubtedly trashed our planet to the point of crisis and now are wondering, What Happened? We happened, we have to be better at how we handle the fragile ecosystem we have been place in. We have to work for a style of life that isn't toxic; not only for our planet and ourselves but for the future generations that have yet to be. I am providing a link to The Story of Stuff, a quick insightful clip about our consumer habits and what we need to do to get them in check. Thank you.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I *heart* Craft

To be able to live in a place so endlessly rich with treasures for the sprit is satisfying beyond any measure. I find with every passing day that Richmond has so much to offer its’ citizens. This past weekend for example: Environmental film fest at the Byrd, presidential candidates at the Siegel Center, and the one I did get to attend, The Richmond Craft Mafias' crafter’s social at the Camel, 1621 W Broad St, Richmond, VA.
A very awesome group of talented individuals gathered under the banner of craft and formed the group in 2005. It has been a growing force in Richmond ever since. I had the grace of time on my side this afternoon and got to meet and greet the peeps that are making it happen. For more info on the group, check out the site!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

'tis the Season!

As winter passes into spring, it also brings about the season's most wonderful phenomenon, Spring Brides!! I wanted to touch on the subject for the many lovely ladies in my life that have this wonderful event ahead of them. As overwhelming as they can be, weddings are a wonderful time for everyone as long as they are well planned for. Having the finer details tended to by people who are suited to that specific job make the brides wedding plans flow that much smoother. Why not dole out jobs that you would rather not do, like menu planning, organizing the guest list and coordinating the many outfits and gowns with accessories. So many areas of a wedding party are touched by jewelry that it is essential to pay attention to detail. By having one person cater to all the areas of the weddings jewelry, from the brides maids, to the mother's and especially the brides, you create a flow and unity to the look of the wedding that is often overlooked. I have fashioned a look for several different weddings that set them apart from the rest by creating the linear progression that the brides craved. Here is just a sample of what I can do. Please let me help to minimize what you have to think about on your special day by creating a unique and individual experience just for you.

I would love to be a part of your wedding! So if there are any questions that I can answer I would love to sit down and talk with you about what you have in mind. Thank you so much.