Sunday, May 27, 2018
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
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.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
What lifts the spirit?...It's a natural fit... Spirit Dance Adornments and Love Spa (2944-E Tapo Canyon Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93063 phone:805.520.9642)
Love Spa offers wholistic care of the body, spa treatments for skin, hair and body using products from the earth, yoga and pilates instruction. Just as Love Spa uses products to work the body and spirit they are also offering adornments, jewelry from Spirit Dance. Each piece of wire wrapped jewelry is made only of gemstones and metals that come from the earth.