Everyday Adventures

Creating A New Collection: Designing the First Piece PART 1

Creating A New Collection: Designing the First Piece PART 1

This sketch depicts a large pendant in 18k gold with inlaid American walnut, orange spessartite garnet,  rubellites and peridot. The “First Piece” defines a collection. It’s the couture of a series, a seed from which smaller simpler pieces will grow.

Beach Glass: Picking up the Pieces

Beach Glass: Picking up the Pieces

The beach is punctuated by a trail of tumbled, colorful pebbles, left by the constant rhythm of the lake's waves. Some days these stones are barely larger than sand, and other days they are large and plentiful, the size of olives, cherries and apricots. Everyday, mixed with the little rocks, are pieces of tumbled glass.

Everyday Adventures: Chicago in Winter, the coastline landscape.

Everyday Adventures: Chicago in Winter, the coastline landscape.

 I would hate to miss a Chicago winter!  Now, that it's December, I am full of joyful anticipation!