Thursday, February 28, 2008


This piece was made in honor of Andrew Jordan. He IS my friend Connie's son. He ascended to the higher dimensions, but he lives on. Andrew was given the name of "Pure Heart" and he is signified by an Emerald heart. I have felt his leaving the physical plane very deeply, and I have felt his mother's grief and her love for him very deeply. When I feel something so much, I need to give it creative expression. And I also wanted to create something to honor the person...the child who has taught us much. I wanted to honor the love of a mother who wants to give up on life, but still goes on courageously, in her faith in life eternal, and to live up to what her son has taught her.

When I asked Andrew to help me create a piece in his honor which would be special to his mum, he told me that even if he is an Avatar, a great being, a great Master, he is still small enough to be enfolded within his mother's love. He gave me this gold shape to use around the Emerald heart to signify the womb, and the highest love. Gold is the color of LOVE from the highest, so I used gold-filled wire to cradle the heart. The heart is made of 50.4 carats genuine opaque Emerald. The gold weave is Connie's love for her son, and the Emerald heart is Glan Croi - Pure Heart.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

To remove oxidation from Silver Jewelry

I read on the YOJ blog today that there is a product called "Fork Clean" that takes the oxidation/LOS/tarnish/blackness off silver easily. One link I found is here:

Monday, February 25, 2008

YOJ week8: Not on theme

Been really busy...more than ever. With orders (yayyy!) and other things in life. So the theme was Argentina Culture. But I couldn't find the time to to research and make something with that. I did find time to create this tiny little (tiny little by my standards...because I work on bolder designs mostly) pendant. It is Sponge Coral with Sterling Silver.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Amethyst Affirmation bracelet

Monday, February 18, 2008

Week #7 YOJ: AMORE

The topic was "Amore". Blue Sapphire stands for the one who is my Amore ;-). So I chose a large opaque blue Sapphire heart shaped stone - 103 ct. I made this in his honor....for myself. The stone did not have the notch on top for that classic heart shape, so I made it with wires. The stone is deep, so I have created a "bezel" for it by making a double wire frame and weaving the stone in between. In this picture you only see the face of the stone, so you see the upper frame of the "bezel" bordering the stone. I have hung an Aquamarine briolette at the bottom of the pendant. The chain I have hung it on is not its chain, I will be making its chain later.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

YOJ 2008 Week #5: Mardi Gras

I don't really know anything about Mardi Gras, but I know that beads and beads and beads are involved. So I have used genuine Garnet beads and fresh water pearl beads very generously here on a sterling silver frame. In the middle is a genuine 10mm faceted Garnet. It took me a week to make this piece.

This piece has been inspired by the works of Magdalena, Iza, Eni Oken, traditional Indian jewelry (from India...the country I come from), and the historical royalty of India.