This collection of hammered gold bars and nuggets (I also call them sticks and rocks) is super versatile ~ these pieces work with casual and dressy outfits and have a modern elegance I just love.
Put the coast of Maine on your bucket list ~ it is a beautiful place to visit! Josh and I spent a few days driving home to Boston from Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, stopping to see the studio and amazing sculptures of textile artist Warren Seelig (who we just met at Haystack).
Working with metal clay is an exciting way to sculpt and design beautiful three dimensional artworks with gorgeous textures. Precious metal clay was developed in Japan in the early 90’s by metallurgist Masaki Morikawa. The ‘clay’ comes as a powder which is mixed with water as needed to make clay, and comes in gold, silver, copper and bronze, suspended in an organic binder that burns away in a kiln when fired at about 1500 degrees. Here I have mixed the sculpted bronze pieces with gemstones.
A beautiful selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry in sterling silver and gemstones. The Made in Fort Point gallery sells and exhibits art, craft and design of over 75 Fort Point Arts Community members, and hosts special events and community gatherings. Be sure to stop by when you are downtown Boston!
Set in sterling silver, this is a classic go-to earring for work or evening, dressy or casual. Beautifully cut and crystal clear, this is a London Blue Topaz ‘rose’ cut faceted cabochon. Other colors available, please ask!
Successful people, and leaders, in business and elsewhere, envision the future. They are not only forward looking, with foresight and vision. They imagine the goal they wish to attain – what they aspire to become, to achieve or to create. As they strive to realize their vision, they are hopeful and optimistic, and they act with honesty and integrity.
When I hear people speak of my grandfather and I hear the stories of his life, this is the kind of person they talk about. A man of enduring character, and a man of vision.
My grandparents met in Chicago in the 1930s, introduced by mutual friends at a social dance. At that time dancing was an entertainment that rivaled the popularity of theater, musicals and movies. Dressed in Michigan Avenue fashions, meeting friends in magnificent ballrooms, my grandparents danced the waltz, foxtrot and swing to the most well known big bands of the times. They were married in Chicago in 1940.