Well I said I was going to try some new techniques for the new year. I am giving metal clay jewelry a whirl. The artist in me loves the design potential, the chemist in me thinks its pretty nifty and the pyro in me, well likes to play with the torch. How it works: tiny bits of pure silver are mixed with clay, the clay is worked and molded into a desired piece, heat is introduced (yea fire), the clay burns away and you are left with pure silver. It's not alchemy its just science. So here is a peak at the first piece, look for more to be on the web site soon.
Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
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Sunday, October 28, 2007
I was asked the other day if I had a favorite stone to work with or if I specialized in anything specific. My answer was "anything shinny". If it sparkles, shines, or stands out in any way I will try to make it into jewelry.
My favorite component to work with would be chain, so many shapes and textures to fit any mood. Changing the chain selection can take one piece from light and airy, to thick and chunky. It is just too much fun!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
The "Girl Party" went well today. We had a fair turn out and raised a bit of money for JDRF. Yea!!
So what is next, its time to start shopping for Christmas! I had a wise customer today that is making a wish list for her husband. Its a great way to make sure you get just what you want under the tree this year.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I am excited to partner with my friend Heather to do an Avon and Diva party. The best part is 10% of the Diva Design profits will be donated to JDRF. So make new friends, pamper yourself a little, and help a cause! See you there. October 13th 10-12pm.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Well I promised some of my favorite fall pieces so here they are. The dark red muscovite with its shimmering gold tone flecks are a great pick for fall. The necklace to match is just as fab! The next in the line up is olive quartz wrapped in gold. This one is generous on the sparkle! The final pick is smoky quartz and garnets. I love the rich brown color of the quartz. So let your jewelry be inspired by the nip in the air, or what is suppose to be the nip in the air.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I have never been one to obey the rules of fashion. As far as what to wear at what time of year, or this is in and that's not, really doesn't matter. I mean, I don't dress completely out dated but if I want to wear white past labor day, or my favorite sneakers out to dinner the fashion police can just bite me. If I like it, I'll wear it. I do have sense of right and wrong, such as a plaid shirt, paisley skirt and polka dot pumps are wrong, and confusing.
With that said, I created this last piece and realized its not at all fall colors. I decided to post it to the jewelry site almost to poke fun at my self. Perhaps I am just digging in my heels against cold weather. So watch for my next blog post, I will highlight a few items that are perfectly in line with the warm rich colors of fall.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
It has been a time to refresh and exchange the Diva Design image. Not only with a new web site and a new blog but many up and coming new features. Among them, appropriately enough the whats new page, also an easier to understand FAQ section, newsletter and online jewelry parties.