Monday, May 30, 2011


Thank you Sherry for the bullet casings! :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

sunday eye candy

A Greek legend says that when Perseus cut off the head of Medusa, her blood fell into the sea and grew into red coral. Therefore red coral is supposed to protect sailors and fishermen.
Red coral is also ( like many natural amulets) supposed to protect against the evil eye, to defend against sterility...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

arkansan voodoo

While in Arkansas, I said to Bobbi, I'd make her a "voodoo" necklace as a thank you.. So she gave me elements that had a meaning to her to put on the necklace ( the amonite, the red bird, the agate slice, the lizard, a shark tooth, a crystal bead, one of Jay's faces, a Mexican coin)... I went back with them... mixed them with some other elements. The voodoo bird flew to Arkansas watching over Bobbi's necklace...

Some stuff will be flying soon to Tennessee and Chicago...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

voodoo bird

Mixed media

Made the head in Arkansas, in Jay's studio ... and the whole bird flew back there...

Saturday, May 21, 2011


wood, hand carved, total length 2" or 5cm

I decided to play with my pocket knife today...

This is a Mano Fica... it's a very obscene gesture in Italy... It is supposed to ward off the evil eye...

Of course it will end up on my "voodoo" necklace aka the monster necklace...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011


and some music, check this : Carrefour Bongo's. The singer is my cousin ( well that's how we call each other even if we're not related... ).

Friday, May 13, 2011


mixed media.

The head was made in polymer clay using one of Jay's molds.

Inspired by the Expo Vaudou that I still have to visit... soon

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


orphan beads and bits of chains...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Made in the USA

Made in Arkansas.
Jay from Hidden Missives let me play with his polymer clay and his molds...
And he even let me ransack his shelves of faces... well he said I could take a few and I got carried away...hmmm... tomorrow something is going to AK to make up for that... ;)

Made in Tennessee.

Sherry taught me to make some transfer on polymer clay and she gave me a few boxes to decorate with this technique... She's an awesome teacher!

I did not make anything in Chicago but took a lot of photos there.

.....Meet Handsome Jack and Miss Josie, they are Lindsay's four legged kids

Sunday, May 08, 2011

snapshots:Illinois-Arkansas-Tennessee avril 2011

more to come and some new stuff too...

THANK YOU so much Lindsay, Emily, Bobbi, Jay, Sherry and Eric... thousands of thanks for your kindness and your generosity... in the coming weeks watch out for the mailman... ;)

Talking about the mailman ... this gorgeous and light ( what a wonderful change from my usual neckwear!) necklace was waiting for me when I got back from my trip ... Merci Lucie ... toi aussi, fais attention au facteur... il frappera bientôt...;)