Monday, April 26, 2010

Dragon Horde

I made this necklace several years ago. I had it up for sell until I heard that Laura Mears was no longer offering the porcelain dragon pendants. I then found myself not wanting to part with it. She is an amazing artist and you can buy her current pieces from Beyond Beads

This necklace is very long. I created it so that other pieces could be worn with it for a layered look. There are pearls, turquoise, amethyst, and vintage buttons in this piece. The lovely amethyst chips and turquoise came from a friend’s online business Magpie Gemstones and if you have not checked out her site you will want to. She carries a fantastic selection at very affordable prices.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Corchen the Snake Goddess

Most are probably familiar with the snake goddess of the Minoan people, an image that conjures up a seminude woman consorting with snakes. Corchen is an ancient Celtic goddess who also has an affinity for snakes. While a great deal of information is lost to the modern person, much can be speculated. Nude woman and snakes are not uncommon imagery and are thought to symbolize fertility. A serpentine line is invoked in this piece.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Knotted Purse

Another project finished. I have a friend who has a birthday coming up, so I made this purse for her. I got the pattern from Better Homes and Gardens. It was really easy and it only took me one night to put together. Now I need to fill it up with goodies before I drop it in the mail.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Swan Mask

Sorry I have been away so long. Currently I am spending my days stripping old paint off of kitchen cupboards, a job I do not recommend to anyone. Surprisingly our little house has 24 cupboards in need of some serious care...

But the good news is that I finished a beaded mask I started on years ago.

I started this mask so long ago that I cannot remember why I stopped working on it.

I now think I need to make a costume to go with this mask. Maybe once the kitchen is done.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring Goodies

I love spring; it is my favorite time of the year. Everything is green, the trees are budding out and flowers are beginning to awaken from their winter slumber. Anything seems possible in the spring. I have been known to leave little goodies on doorsteps at this time of year and this year will be no exception. In honor of spring I created paper cones and filled them with a selection of candy, teas, and seeds. I added glittery initials and a ribbon for easy door hanging.