6/18/2009

Jewelry Collage



Since I have been so busy working and moving recently, I haven't had as much time as I like to design new things so this is my latest collage posted to my website....metajewelry.com

5/20/2009

Silver Gold and Sparkle


Sometimes I can't make up my mind...am I in the mood for silver jewelry or will gold look better with my skintone? Choose both!

4/30/2009

My Photo Blog

My love of photography as inspired me to start a photo blog - just another venue for my art.....

MWRPhotoBlog

2/08/2009

Valentine Gifts








Hearts aren't always red! Some are silver, gold
or even blue!!

12/04/2008

Words to Inspire....








I am having so much fun creating
stamped designs....the sky is the
limit! Well, actually, the size of
the charm is......oh, well. lol

Turquoise is My Thing....



I love, love, love Turquoise! Besides being my
birthstone for December, it is one of those colors
that goes with everything! Whatever you wear,
it stands out!! This particular ring is oversized
and fun!

11/22/2008

More to Say....


After creating my Love charm,
I had more to say....:)

All You Need is Love...



Just a little love....hand-stamped onto sterling
and oxidized, then polished to a shiny finish!

11/01/2008

Wrap It!!



More vintage inspired
gems....cuff bracelets
w/ various sparkly finds...

10/31/2008

Green is the Thing...




















Peridot and sterling recycled
ear drops....

10/30/2008

Still Sparkling after all these Years!
















Recently I've been interested again in vintage
styles - repurposing old jewelry into new
more wearable pieces. From years of
collecting, I've acquired quite a few items
from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Missing stones,
broken chains, faded hues....these don't
deter me from updating them into more
desirable possessions......

10/29/2008

Everything Old is New again



New sterling and
gold filled
cuff bracelets.
Vintage inspired!

10/14/2008

So Cool


Icy Cool Quartz
Bracelet w/ Chalcedony Drop,
Handcrafted Toggle Clasp

www.metajewelry.com

Change of Seasons....


This gemstone lariat -
citrine, iolite, labradorite,
blue topaz, rose quartz
goes with everything!

10/12/2008

Leaf it to me....

Inspired by nature, this
Leaf designed pendant
was created by hammering the shape
and texture with soft hammers on a metal form,
called foldforming. It is light in weight
but the volume adds visual interest.

6/26/2008

Just a Drop of Wine....


What could be more fun than
a glass of wine?
Maybe some Wineglass Earrings???


6/16/2008

My friend, Lou Lefler, has an interesting jewelry site
- all her pieces are very well thought out and
meticulously handcrafted.
She and I became friends while working together
several years ago and her husband, Ron,
commissioned me to design some items for her.
Now she is a wonderful jeweler herself and
I am
inspired by her work! Take a look and post a comment
on her page!


www.loulefler.com



6/12/2008


It's Summer!! I'm so inspired
by seasonal feelings and images...
like the aqua blue of the gulf,
the glittery surface of sand
and all shades of coral and peach
often found inside seashells.
When creating new designs,
I gravitate towards these colors,
hoping the finished product conveys these mental images...

12/17/2007

Holidaze

I've been spending lots of time lately
photographing my jewelry for my website,
using the holiday season as a theme.
In a couple of weeks, though, those seasonal photos
may look outdated, thus requiring me to start over
yet again (or at least remove some of those images
and republish the old ones).
As an artist, the creative process
of staging the photos and using props can be fun
but the time involved in downloading photos,
resizing and then uploading to the website
prevents me from updating as often as I would like.
With a full time job, it can be challenging
to even find the time to MAKE the jewelry,
much less photograph it in a way that looks professional!
Oh, and of course, try to keep up with the holiday rush....

I recently joined LupRocks,
a great site that offers artists a way to showcase their jewelry
(and other accessories) to potential clients
such as editors and costume designers....
take a look at luprocks.com

10/22/2006

Wave Neckring

Around and round your neck this goes....


9/14/2006


Marcasite Watch w/ smokey topaz and swarovski crystals.

7/19/2006


Watch with Turquoise & Swarovski Crystals

Sterling hoop earrings with Czech Glass & Swarovski Crystals

7/18/2006


Handcoiled Sterling Necklace & Bracelets