Monday, March 21, 2011

Eggs are Amazing

London blue Topaz with fine silver Hand cut band and bezel set lampwork glass

Fine Silver 'Spears' with vintage fabric stamp impression

Fine silver earrings with grid texture, fixed sterling earwire

A few new pieces. And, most importantly, please note that the chickens are now official apprentices to the studio. They designed (and made) these amazing drying forms for my new earring design. They are the bomb... I just love those girls.

have a wonderful day!

xo Kristen

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This is the Charles Loloma bracelet I gawked at and even (yes) tried on at Bahti Indian Arts ( while in Tucson. An incredible piece by an incredible master jeweler. It's selling price is a fair $22,000. It was like being able to touch a VanGogh painting. It is tufa-cast and inlaid with lapis, ivory, gold, ironwood, coral and turquiose. Charles Loloma was Hopi and worked in the 50's, 60's & 70's. It is hard to describe when an artist's work touches your soul. But I am so inspired and so grateful.

Oh, and it fit me perfectly....