Thursday, September 20, 2007

Moon ladder earrings

Moon ladder earrings
Originally uploaded by ensojewelry
These brios are carved so beautifully that I kept the beadwork minimal. Simply so much fun to make. They are one of those great items that you can take from day to night really effectively.

Ah, kind of makes me almost miss working in an office, having the kind of job that demands thinking through your wardrobe choices. Now I try to match sweater to sweats.

Monday, September 17, 2007


Originally uploaded by ensojewelry
Here's my September Challenge entry. The theme is "show your colors." Well, being someone who works mostly with sterling, showing a color was about as close as I can get, and I picked this vibrant and autumnal Chartreuse.

Did you know it's a drink and not just a color? I didn't till my mid-20's.

It's the kind of drink you fall in love with the wrong person over and sing songs loudly in public for the first time in your life.

This is a little more staid, but not too much.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Teamin' up

I'm a member of the Etsy Beadweavers street team - between a very active yahoo group, a flickr group to show off our designs and this great blog, there's a lot of great beadweaving unity to go around.

I've been an admirer of Bev Herman from noeasybeads for a long time - Bev is one of the celebrities of the beadweaving world, and it really tickles me to no end that I'm in a group with her. I'm not sure that everyone else in the group is really aware of this fact, and I'm not going to really make that much of a big deal about it, but seriously, I have to suppress squeals of fangirl.

Today I added this to the shop:

I had the most inspiring nugget of chrysophrase to work with, and wanted to make a more slender goldfilled cuff. It's kind of a watchband design. I'm pleased with it.