Friday, July 22, 2011

Stripes for Summer

New as of tomorrow in the shop - smooth, striped synthetic calsilica and glass bead baubles. Stripes are so cheerful and perfect for summer, and when I saw these last year at a bead show, I had to have them, even though I am a bit late as far as putting them together for the summer. But it's still July, and there is plenty of summer left!

Shown: Necklace, bracelet and 2 pairs of earrings.

Batman Returns!

I have spent the last 2 week going through my supplies, cleaning up the studio and re-organizing, and lo and behold, found some more of the rare vintage Batman DC Comics charms that I scored a couple of years ago. They are very popular and I'm happy to be able to feature them again, on wonderful long oxidized sterling silver ear wires, which complement them so well.

I spent yesterday in air-conditioned comfort, thankfully, and made some new jewelry, at last. Stay tuned and I'll preview them here.

I hope that everyone is being careful in this dangerous hot weather.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad

Dad would have been 95 years old today - what an amazing thought! He very much wanted to make it to 94 - his father's age when he died, but he came close - he was 93 and a half.

Missing you every day, Dad, and thinking of you today and how we would be celebrating if we were still all together. A lot has changed since you left us, but you are lovingly remembered and cherished, and I hope that you will be listening when I read your card to you in a little while.

The picture was taken in the Bronx Botanical Gardens in the late 1960s.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Honoring Severus Snape!

Just in time for the last film (for now), I finally got down to making some Severus Snape worship lockets. Who doesn't love Alan Rickman, and his peerless portrayal of the beloved/hated Potions Master from Potter-land?

I love this full costume shot from Warner Bros. (above) I'm sure that there are some interesting details in this ensemble (and its variations) that are between the actor and the three costume designers who have dressed him over the years: Judianna Makovsky, Lindy Hemming, and Jany Temime. I would love to know what Snape wears when he's not "working"...wouldn't you? We did see him at home in "The Half-Blood Prince", but sadly, he was in his school attire. That particular set by Stuart Craig was wonderful - I found this still from Fanpop that is a rehearsal shot. I would love to know the titles of some of thos ebooks that are not magic-related, and get a good look at the art he had on his walls and the furniture and linens. A lot of detail was lavished on a set that didn't get much screen time - I hate it when that happens!

Finally made the time to work on the graphics (the most time-consuming aspect of these kinds of pieces) and have begun listing them at Etsy, then will follow at Artfire. I have seven, plus a new "Twilight" locket, and will get them in the shop by tomorrow. It was a busy day here today. The Snape and Lily necklaces are very limited, and one id definitely OOAK.

Not Snape-oriented, but one to commemorate the last book and film.