A series of these felt earrings just listed on Etsy.com. Part of my Recycled Rosie series of items made from recycled sweaters! I carefully wash and dry unloved wool sweaters which turns them into felt. The yarn used in this pair of earrings also used to be a sweater, this time a silk one that I unraveled and re-dyed using food safe dyes in my kitchen. I strive for a variety of colors in the yarn so you get a mix of shades. The beads are wired in place with sterling silver and the whole thing hangs from sterling silver lever back earwires.
There is an orange disk with carnelian and copper colored pearl, and aqua pair with pearl and apatite and a pink pair with pearl and rose quartz.
Find this series at my etsy shop http://www.paganodesignworks.etsy.com
see a similar series at Bohemia Gallery in Tucson
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Dotty is part of the Recycled Rosie series of items I make from recycled sweater felt. Six different colors of sweater felt plus a polka dotted silk blouse make up the majority of this small-ish handbag. You still get to use one of the shirt pockets, now inside for your cell phone or lipstick! Dotty measures 11” wide, 7” tall and handles hang about 5 inches. Each dot is carefully sewn on with embroidery floss and topped with a vintage button. The bag is edged in recycled silk yarn that I hand-dyed in my kitchen. Yes, that means this yarn was a sweater too! The bag closes with a tiny magenta button tab closure.
Look for Dotty in my Etsy store at http://paganodesignworks.etsy.com/ or email me for information regarding availability.
Ebony Geometry Necklace
I brought a bunch of my chunkiest, nuggetiest jewelry to Bohemia gallery in Tucson today. Since some of those pieces will need to be taken out of my Etsy store, they won’t be visible online anymore. What a perfect time to start my Cata-blog! Here you will be able to see many of my creations, new and old. They will remain here even once they sell, so you can get a sense of what kinds of things I do.
The Ebony Geometry necklace was a featured item on Etsy soon after I listed it, and got many positive comments. It is made of Tiger Ebony wood beads and sterling silver. I like how the negative spaces made by the holes in the biggest beads are visually matched with the brushed sterling rounds. There is a chain at the back which allows you to adjust the necklace to the perfect length from 17 1/2″ to 24″. This necklace is very comfortable since all the beads are flat. You get the hefty size of jewelry with presence, without the weight of hefty beads! Please contact me to find out if Ebony Geometry is still available.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Happily, the vent is actually heading out of the house, up through the roof.
We will be putting in a micro hood over a new range, instead of opening up the wall. The new appliances will be so much more attractive than the original huge range unit.