Tuesday, April 28, 2009

For Amanda and Carrie

Amanda - Here is a picture of your prom jewelry. Is this what you were looking for? If you see any issues with it please let me know and I can fix it. Otherwise I can bring it to you tomorrow night. The shortest strand is 17" to 18" and the longest is 20" to 21" long. There is a 2-1/2" extender so you can adjust it to fit your dress neckline. I thought the earrings turned out cute. The hoops sway independent from one another so there is lots of flash. I hope you like it! (but don't hesitate to let me know if you don't). It's $20 for the set, I'll let your mom know.

Carrie - here are pictures are some metal clay pieces I've made for myself. I think if you click on the picture you can see more detail. Let me know what you think!

Fine silver pendant with hand building. If you look close there is a tiny cubic zirconia nestled into the flower. The stones are faceted tanzanite.

I cast leaves and twigs with the clay. I cast these two sweeties to remember a camping trip with my entire family last summer. I wrote the date of our trip on the back of the leaves.

This is my version of an identity bracelet. The organic circles/ovals have my name, my favorite scripture, and other favorite things that describe me.

I learned how to make hollow form beads out of the clay as well. They're a pain to make but worth it. These beads are strung onto sterling box chain for to make a sturdy bracelet. I wear this one and my 'id' bracelet all the time.

These earrings were part of a series I did on a poem by Walt Whitman "Give Me the Silent Splendid Sun". I did parts of the poem on various pendants. These never sold...hmmm?


  1. I am so impressed with the designs. They are truly fabulous. I have no idea why the walt stuff didn't sell yet because it's awesome. I LOVE walt. In fact, my living will requires that someone read the last six stanzas of song of myself at my funeral! I love it all Janell! Beautiful!

  2. Hi,
    Im Juli, I was just looking at your jewelry and then found your blog. :)

    The leaves you made are Beautiful. I have made a few things with pmc, but never as pretty as those. You did a lovely job! I also like the twigs in your shop very pretty. I see that you also live in Wi. I am not sure where Ellsworth is though. Just wanted to stop in and say HI :)

  3. Hi Juli,
    It's so nice to 'meet' you! Thank you for your compliments. I really appreciate your interest in my work! I found your shop a couple of weeks ago and marked your forest moss necklace as a fave. I just love the color combination! I really like the simple and delicate yet rustic feel to your work. It is lovely! Ellsworth is located in West Central Wisconsin. About 20 min from the MN border. We are about 35 to 40 minutes from Minneapolis/St Paul area. Where in WI is your town? Well, don't be a stranger!

  4. Beautiful jewelries amazing designs.