The Fantastical Realm of Goddess Adornments

An Enchanting Glimpse into my Studio and Jewelry Line

Rainbow Awakening

Ever have one of those days when just a glimmer of hope changed your whole perceptional reality? This week we had a rain spell up here in Northern California. It rained for three solid days.  One evening we noticed the color change outside and stepped out to see a vibrant glorious rainbow! Oh, springtime bliss is upon us! I could see each rainbows end anrainbowd all 5 miles of shifting color variancerainbow-awakening.  Taking a deep breath, I realized how easy it is to get caught up our life story and how a phenomena such as a rainbow can pull us back into our true selves connected with magic and transformation.

The rainbow was followed by a magnificent sunset and my inspiration was surging. Thus, these new earrings, entitled, “Rainbow Awakening” were manifested.  They are made from scratch from silver wire, hand hammered and oxidized to bring out an antiqued quality which I love. The “silver lining” is complimented by a shower of colored tourmaline, which I wire wrapped onto the frame.  In the middle I hung only the most beautiful amethyst crystals…the jewels at the end of the rainbow!

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February 27, 2009 Posted by | Jewelry Daze, WHAT"S HOT!!! New Jewelry Creations! | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

And my Tribal Kick Continues….

Thought I’d throw out there another recent creation from my current tribal fascination. I’m really lovin’ the intricate unique beauty of tribal beads, usually coming with an ethnic flare of color. I would say tribal style is a fashion that speaks earthly volumes and reminds us that we are all connected…reaching out across the oceans to each other through food, music, fashion and so much more. Something as simple as an earring can remind me of these blessings, that all of us can share in worldy wonders. I made these two earrigns elegantly simple and versitle so they can be enjoyed and worn anywheretribal-stomp! They are currently highlighted featured earrings at my storefront www.goddessadornments.etsy.com!

February 25, 2009 Posted by | Jewelry Daze, WHAT"S HOT!!! New Jewelry Creations! | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Everyday is a good Day for Tribal!!!

tribal-everydayWhen your having one of those days when less is more…than reach for a simple compliment to your mood. Something that says “Yea, I’m funky and I don’t need to proove it”! Something with smooth colors and contouring shapes…something just like my tribal everydays made especially for the simpistic funky chick within.

I  just made these in the dead of night on a fluke. I went into my studio to grab something, sat down exhausted and before I knew it I was sitting down with these two tribal beads in my hand and a renewed rush of energy, so there you have it they are meant to be! In fact, these are the first of a long line of tribal jewelry I anticipate making. I have a whole bunch of beautiful funky tribal beads just waiting for me to sleepwalk.

For more pics and info on these earrings check out www.goddessadornments.etsy.com

February 19, 2009 Posted by | WHAT"S HOT!!! New Jewelry Creations! | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Ways To Ride the Waves of Inspiration

Ever hit a creative (for lack of better words)….Block??? It tends to happen from time to time and it’s okay to feel a little foggy. Although, if art is a large part of your life,  you don’t want your head in the fog so deep that the lighthouse won’t be able to steer you home!

Here are some of my favorite ways to clear my gunkies and come out crystal clear~ocean-fantasies

  • Next time your feeling Splendid!,  On Top of the World!,  Nothing can Stop you Now!, Enchanted!, Mesmorized by your influx of ideas streaming Wonderful ideas! Harness It!! And I don’t mean by staying up until 4am trying to implement them all. Simply write, scetch or get them onto something concrete, so that when you are having a down time, you can refrence your brillance and inspire even more things!
  • This one helps to be centered if your into that 🙂  basically what I like to do, is pick an aspect in nature (or maybe a country you’ve been to, or place, or even person) maybe physical or intangible.  It’s a form of meditation where you simply open your mind and allow yourself to receive.  It might take some time, it might start out as thoughts on color schemes or texture or design or materials. Both of the photo examples here on this page, “Ocean Fantasies” and “Sea of Oblivion” are  inspired by a visual meditation I did on the Sea.  Keep in mind, your viewer might not even know where you were inspired from and that has no relevance.
  • Get inspired by other peoples art! This one is so easy because art is all around us and so accessible. Even though I don’t think you would, I just have to put out there that in no way am I implying to copy someone else’s hard work and pass it off as your own original idea.  But hey, I would say 99% of artists’ fires get sparked when they see someone’s work who sea-of-oblivionthey admire. Of course, putting your own unique spin on it is what makes you an artist!
  • Learn a new trick or trade having to do with your art form or purchase a new tool or tutorial.  Perhaps your stuck-ness is a result of boredom. Upgrades are good, don’t be afraid of change!
  • And lastly, because I have lazy days too, just walk away.  I’m sure you notice the mood that sweeps over you when you are wanting to create. When that’s not there, your better off spending your time elsewhere.  And on that note…a cute little quote! “Believe in your Art, Believe in your Heart!”

February 18, 2009 Posted by | Jewelry Daze, WHAT"S HOT!!! New Jewelry Creations! | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Using Color Theapy in Jewelry

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What does green feel like??? How about red? Black?
It is a long known fact that color can play a huge role in our emotions and mood. And in my opinion, when working with stone jewelry it is even more intense. This takes it to the next level of actually receiving the color medicine into your skin. A soft glow penetrating into your being and vibrating on such subtle notes throughout the day. This may seem obvious, but it is exactly how stone/crystal healing operates. The longer you allow yourself to be in alignment with that color, the more you are gaining the full power of it’s healing.
Here is a new piece I made entitled, Fairies at Play…and it is what inspired me to write about color today. The green is so rich and vivid, I can almost feel the calmness and serenity the effects of this stone would have on my heart if worn for even just a couple hours.
As an artist I love color, and combining color is something I have grown fearless offairies-at-play. All the colors in nature can go together. Combining multitudes of color in fashion is not only fun and beautiful, it’s therapeutic!

February 12, 2009 Posted by | Jewelry Daze, WHAT"S HOT!!! New Jewelry Creations! | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Victorian Elegance…The New Fad???

If you wait long enoughvictorian-elegancevictorian-elegance-earrings anything will come back in style, right? Even if it takes 100 years! I’m not one to move with fads…at all…but as I was becoming attracted to the delicate curves and intricate designs of Victorian style, it seemed to be popping up everywhere! Fashion models and jewelry alike are putting a new twist on antiqued jewelry. I particularly am drawn to it,  maybe because I live in a Victorian town so I am constantly awe struck with the amazingly detailed  architecture.  And maybe as well inspired by the ever so abundant “period pieces” that are bombarding the theaters. But there is something about it, don’t you think? Something so rich and elegant, that makes the eye gaze just a little longer. Something so feminine and lacy about antiqued brass and draping chain that just make you sigh….ahhh that’s beautiful.

Here is a complimentary necklace/earring set I put together that demonstrates the elegance of the victorian era with a modern twist. I used antiqued brass, some vintage wannabe  findings and a beautiful natural citirine highlighting the center

February 11, 2009 Posted by | Jewelry Daze, Sold Showcase and Custom Work!! | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Whirlwind of Beads…Recapping the Tucson Gem Show

Look at this mess!!! I am tangled up in beads, crystals, rare and beautiful metals and stones, well, I guess it isn’t such a bad place to be ~) After getting home from the Tucson gem show I was overwhelmed,  sore footed  and dry to the bone. This photo here demonstrates the aftermath of the show and what my brain looks like.  I fall asleep to the sweet images of green tourmaline trying to entice me to buy them.

Now, feeling refreshed and artsy,  beads cataloged and color coreographed I’m ready for action. I don’t think (well, I know) I have never had this many beads in my life. And all ones that I personally selected.  So exciting!!! I have already whipped up a couple really beautiful ones I’ll reveal tomorrow. mess-after-tucson

February 9, 2009 Posted by | Jewelry Daze | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments