Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Joy of Wire Wrapping

I am very excited about my new creations. As I mentioned in earlier posts, I recently attended a woman's retreat at the home of Sharilyn Miller in Idyllwild, Ca. where I learned to make the wire components of many of my new jewelry pieces. These two pieces are a result of my effort and yes frustrations in Sharilyn's workshop. Although I found some of the techniques to be difficult everything I learned was well worth the effort.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sweet Spring

These are photos of my home in New York. There is nothing more glorious than this beautiful spot in early spring. The photos represent some of my favorite springtime delights. I love the view of the pond and the views of the mountains on a warm spring afternoon. The grape hyacinths and tips of hosta leaves poking through the ground are such a welcome sight after the long and cold winter days. Perhaps the most wonderful thing about this season in the Berkshires is the smell of the air and the sweet scent of my Carlesii viburnum.