Darlings, I must start writing again. With the five children and the career and the husband and the life swirling around me, my concentration is not good. I’m very much doing that whole young family thing all over again, but now I’m old enough to know how well my head can work when all these … Continue reading Well. My goodness.
There is so much I want to tell you. I want to tell you all about sapphires, and I want to respond to Crystal’s comment saying that she’d like to hear more about my new blended family, and I want to tell you all about what I am doing in the studio. But I am … Continue reading Blue Sapphire Ring
To view beautiful emeralds is to fall in love. If someone said to me, “Katie, if you could make for yourself ANY piece of jewelry –regardless of cost– what would it be?” Go on, ask me. I would, my inquisitive friends, make myself a big ole’ emerald ring. I’d get an enormous emerald-cut stone (big … Continue reading I love emeralds
Hello, my darlings! How was everyone’s day, today? I had a wonderful day, because I now have air conditioning in my studio! It was lovely and cool in my fortress of solitude, and the new air conditioner emits a slight hum which blocks the sound of the children’s voices. I did NOT die of heat … Continue reading A day’s work
Earrings! Let’s talk about these, shall we? We’re going to learn, and learning is FUN! I cast these earrings using cuttlefish bones. “But Katie,” you might say, “However did you get the cuttlefish to hold still and help you make these lovely earrings?” You crazy kids, the cuttlefish were DEAD! They had ceased to be; … Continue reading Fancy Shmancy Diamond Earrings
But, before we get to the pretties, I suppose I need to tie up loose ends. Ready? OK. We good? Alright then, do you want to see the new pretties? I’ve tried to keep things simple while I let my hands and brain remember their jobs. I’ve also made some SILVER pieces! I should get … Continue reading And now for some new pretties
My mom loves the Netherlands. She loves the wide-open green flatness, the canals, the skinny city houses, the Noordzee, and the spring flowers. But most of all, she loves the Dutch. There was never a Friday when she left the office without her Dutch coworkers making sure she had plans, never a moment when … Continue reading Dutch friends, new bling
Blogosphere, the Jewelry Axis of Evil has a new member. Today, opals join silver, my camera, and white gold on the list of Stuff I Really Hate. White gold moves up a spot on the list, because I was using it in combination with the opal. My camera jumps two spots, because it’s very frustrating to … Continue reading Jewelry Axis of Evil: new member
Blogosphere, where is my camera? I need it. I have something pretty to show you today. Something silver, if you can believe it. Here. I’ll describe it, which is almost as good as a photograph, but not really. A chunky silver ring, set with a beautiful, glowy piece of lime-green Maine seaglass. At the … Continue reading Isn’t that pretty?
I discovered long ago that the key to living with ADHD is to just keep moving. Lists? Oh please. A list will not keep me on task unless that list is equipped with excellent managerial skills and a whip, and is dangling a cup of tea like a carrot in front of my face. The key, for … Continue reading ADHD in the studio