Archive for April, 2008

another square flies the coop

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

I just sent out a special order Long Squares Necklace. This one in goldish-pink pearls.

It still seems miraculous that women I’ve never met are wearing my jewelry. I love it! It feels thrilling and mysterious.

two too large tables

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

After going to MJSA I walked through Hudson River Park and came across these sculptures.

They’re so playful and practical at the same time. Turns out the piece is called Two Too Large Tables and is by Allan and Ellen Wexler. On their website there are many more inspiring projects.


Thursday, April 17th, 2008

I went to the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America show on Tuesday. It was my first time; I’m trying to network more and make use of the tremendous resources that are out there for jewelers.

I went with another jeweler who works completely differently than I do. We were attracted to different booths – I stopped at bead sellers and clasp manufacturers, she talked to CAD specialists and an enameler. It was fascinating, if I’d been on my own I would have missed a lot.

I bought some small vermeil beads. I’m not sure what I’m going to make with them but they’re the perfect size for something like a Wild Geese necklace.

I’ll probably just pet them and love them for a while first though.

house, house, house…

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Please forgive me for neglecting the blog; I have houses on the brain.

One in particular.

crochet coral reef

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

On Sunday I went to the Winter Garden for the opening of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef. The project marries craft and mathematics, and brings attention to the ocean’s endangered coral reefs.

The pieces are every shape imaginable, and made from everything from wool to trash.

I got to meet Helle, who has flown in from Australia. Her Rubbish Vortex is hanging in the middle of this snapshot…

It’s made entirely from plastic bags of every color, sent to her from all over the world. I find the piece particularly moving; the real trash vortex in the pacific is large enough to be compared to a land mass and makes this planet seem very small and vulnerable.

the montauk club

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

I was in Park Slope last week and took some pictures of the Montauk Club. It’s a fabulous, ornate building.

What struck me this time was how the faces of the gargoyles initially appear identical but they’re actually very different. Each has his expression: grumpy, scared, bored, peckish…

They make me think of the lion in the Wizard of Oz. I want them to talk to me.