December 2017


Edelweiss Ring Coral Bay Blues Charm Bracelet Tiny Copper Dangles raku_21

Visitors Live

valleys and peaksvalleys and peaks


Started off in September thinking I was going to break all kinds of bloggy records. Lots of entries,lots of little tidbits,until suddenly,the brakes screech. Nothing. And still,October 13 now,nothing. Can’t explain this inertia. I have been working on entries for the Earth Arts Fall Salon –coming up this weekend […]

practicing new techniquespracticing new techniques


Got the Marudai set up and tried out the kumihimo technique again. Here is the result. This is actually the 2nd attempt since the workshop I took with Sheilah Cleary at the Bead and Button show. The first time I’d lost my instructions and I didn’t remember how to get the correct set up of […]

reef madnessreef madness

Sea Turtle in Fine Silver

Coral by Caroline Rogers

Check out this real life water color masterpiece at this link today,located at Hurricane Hole in the USVI,just a few bays away from Bob’s place on St. John. We’ve snorkeled here and have seen these corals –we just didn’t know they were ‘rare and undiscovered’! What we […]

hot stuffhot stuff


On the other end of the spectrum,the connections made in this class,Fusing and Soldering Argentium Silver,led by Joe Silvera,used heat to make the joins. Joe,assisted by his wife,explained the properties of Argentium silver –similiar to Sterling in silver content(.925,sometimes labeled as .930,) but more like fine […]

coldly connected

Riveted Squares Bracelet

And this class,taken from Tracy Stanley,of Wired Arts,on excellent methods to rivit and connect pieces without using any soldering or glue. Here is the bracelet we made –completed in class and worn out to dinner the same night. Fun,right?

Riveted Squares Bracelet