Wednesday, March 28, 2007


When I dream about piles of pillows, this is what it looks like. (Of course, in my dreams they are all made out of wire.) (via imedagoze)

And speaking of pattern dreamin', have you seen the new anthro home catalog? I can't wait for mine to arrive in the mail.

Monday, March 26, 2007


I apologize for the neglect of this blog, but I've been posting lots of stuff on my other blog, so be sure to check that out.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Thanks to Marta of 18kt for the great post about my work and for the mention of the Jewelry. Metals. Objects. blog.

(Its been a good week for blog mentions. I'm so pleased that people are taking an interest in my work. Thanks to everyone!)

chair of the day

I've really been enjoying Design Hole's Chair of the Day posts.

And speaking of chair of the day, I've finally started working on a new chair. Its been over a year since I finished the last chair (below) so I'm excited and nervous to start a new one. It'll be a slow process (the last chair took me two months, and that was with consistent studio time), but I'll keep everyone posted as the chair progresses.

dear ada

Thanks to dear ada (quite possibly my new favorite blog) for the mention.

Monday, March 19, 2007

small pillow

I finished the pillow today (minus surface treatment). I love how much faster the smaller pillows are to make. (This one is about 19 1/2" x 8".) Tomorrow, its on to bigger things...


A few action shots.

flower pillow earrings

I never know what to call these earrings. Sometimes they're flower earrings, sometimes they're pillow earrings, sometimes they're cage earrings. No matter what I call them, they're now just $80 in my etsy shop. (Medium and small sizes also available.)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

etsy shop update

Welcome to the week of etsy! I've finally added items to my etsy shop, and will be adding more all week long. Happy shopping!

Above: Silver on Steel earrings, $45

Friday, March 16, 2007

the small envelope

Usually, the small envelope with your slides in it is never a good thing. But I received one today that actually contained good news. I was accepted into the Manayunk Arts Festival on June 23 and 24. I hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Thanks to Annie of imogene for the nice post about my work. I've heard nothing but good things about Annie since I got to Towson, so its a thrill to be included in her blog. (In fact, imogene was one of the first blogs I ever read.)

And be sure to shop imogene for great indie jewelry, accessories, paper goods, and more.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

pattern, pattern everywhere

And some really big pillows. I was at Kinkos last night, enlarging patterns, and I realized I was planning on making some really large pillows. The first pillow I ever made was 12" x 14", and now I'm designing 21" and 24" pillows. I'm excited about these new patterns, but I think its time to think about some cute, little pillows, too.

Friday, March 9, 2007

quick little pillow

Its been a while since I worked in the studio, so today I headed out there to start work on what I hope will be a quick little pillow. (Its only 8" by 19" and I'm aiming to finish it in the next week.) Yes, its the same pattern as the square tufted pillow, but I've decided to work with the 4 or 5 patterns I already have and like, and apply them to different objects.

Oh, and I've added one more component to the work I've been doing with jewelers and web 2.0. (I posted about the presentation and wikispace the other day.) I've started a blog (yes, another blog) specifically designed to showcase jewelers and metalsmiths on the web.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


The cold weather turned my planned studio day into a computer day. But that gave me time to work on the pattern for my one of my next projects - another chair. I had originally planned on another pattern (see below) but decided it didn't have enough variation for me. While both patterns have variation in scale, the one above just feels more random. I'm sure the other pattern will pop up somewhere else though.

A few updates...
The navigating the web 2.0 presentation for the Metals Guild of Maryland was last night. If you missed it, find the information on the wikispace here.
I heard back from two more shows - surprise - two more wait lists.
I finally managed to change the header of my blog, and I added a list of my favorite blogs on the right.

Sunday, March 4, 2007


Here are a few samples (made by Maria Phillips) from Maria's electroforming workshop. Sadly, I didn't get to make anything fun, but my students did. For more pictures, click here.