Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Wire Wrapped Eyeglass Frames


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Anansi...the storyteller body necklace.  Handcrafted links of brass connect chucks of coral, reconstituted coral, Aventine, jasper, glass trade beads and African resin. Here is an example of an Anansi story...



Szarka and her Family business...Magpie Gemstones have been a consistent resource since I started working with stone and wire 


In this video she shares what is going on in the hand crafted jewelry industry with the production of "fake" gemstones.  As she says in the video, whatever they are made of just say so."  Using what I believed to be real gemstones has always been a part of Spirit Dance Adornments.  I thought I could "eyeball" the real thing. I thought I could trust when I was told by a seller that the beads they were selling were real.  Now I know different.  Watch this video. Me, I'm finding the nearest "local gem and mineral club."  

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Spirit Dance Adornments Exhibited at Alkebulan Pasadena May 11-18, 2016








For me it always begins with the curve...










It's probably because the mountains around Pasadena have always held me close.
When I pick up wire it responds to the warmth in my hands and curves like the mountains around Pasadena. 












Sometimes the curve stays simple...

sometimes it multiples and moves in unpredictable ways. 
Please join us on May 15, 2015 2-5pm at Alkebulan Culture Center.





Painter Jerry Weems will also be featured.  Of his work Weems says, "As an artist I feel that it is incumbent upon me to tell the story of the African-American experience through my paintings; And in so doing I am telling the story of the many unsung heroes who gave their lives because they refused to submit to the whims of the oppressor.




Tuesday, December 30, 2014

5 minute draped Vest [HD]1080p

Yes I have been exploring Youtube's upcycling and dyi video's.  This is another one that can be great with Spirit Dance Adornments.

FASHION du jour | How To Make A Scarf Dress DIY

Just love this and want to share with you...Let me know how you use this tutorial