Friday, April 13, 2012

Mohop Shoes makes my spirit dance

 Size 9 - Moped by Mohop Handmade Interchangeable Sandals - Thong StyleThis is just a sample of what you will see at Mohop Shoes.  They are all over the web...Website:  I first saw them on Etsy (

The following copy is from their Esty shop...Mohop shoes are vegan and eco-friendly, comfortable, and best of all, allow nearly infinite design options with just one pair of soles. Simply lace any ribbon through our patented elastic loops to create your own one-of-a-kind, custom-fit pair! 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How to use a 3 step wire looping pliers

This is a very basic.  Use it for everything and everywhere.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ancient Jewellery Techniques

I found this video when I was looking for a video on "S" coils and Egyptian coil.  This is a beautiful video about a beautiful ancient art.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jewelry 4 the hand - Kelli Clarkson made me do...update

I sometimes post my work on for support and to get ideas.  Another user of the site, 

Pam was so helpful in finding images of not only Kelly Clarkson wearing the hand jewelry that inspired me but she also found images of Nicole Scherzinger wearing the "bracelet."  

She shared a link on "Curly Fries" blog (  The story on the blog about Nicole Scherzinger wearing the bracelet  features images of other "hand bracelets" that show the back and front of the adornment.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hand jewelry--jewelry for the hand...Kelli Clarkson made me do it!

About a week ago I caught a Kelli Clarkson video "Stronger."  What blew me away about this video was her jewelry specifically a cuff--a "hand cuff" worn on the back of the hand between the knuckles and the wrist.  It looked very ancient, very powerful...and something I've never seen it span the width of the back of her hand.  What I've described is the best I can tell--even with pausing the video and trying to drag the slider frame by frame. I would share the image of it here with you but my technical skills are lacking.

After viewing the video the first thing I did was to try and find anything like it in images of contemporary jewelry and historical adornment.  Again what I was looking for was not the design of the cuff but; the placement on the hand.

I would love to know if any of you have seen not only Kelli's jewelry but also have you seen wearing a cuff on the hand.  I have to admit it's not a big leap to place a cuff there, in fact it much like a "slave bracelet," (really don't like that term).

So here's my first attempt to respond to the inspiration these images created with the work I'm showing here.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Beginner Lesson Prototype Design |

Great place for's one...
Beginner Lesson Prototype Design |

This is a new lesson for beginner weaving I am developing. I wanted to offer some classes for those just starting out and have never woven wire. This is a simple weave that looks more complicated than it is. It is also easy to customize it to be more of what you want, ie, make the hoops larger or smaller, use different beads to change the color, etc... Copper and turquoise is classic so that is why I chose these materials for the lesson but tomorrow I'll make a pair in silver and different beads.
I'd love to know your thoughts. All critiques are very welcome.