Tuesday, October 25, 2011


fake ear stretcher, beech, silver, epoxy clay

pendant, oak(?)

hand forged rusty barbed wire from Tennessee

hand forged rusty nail

hand forged rusty nail

Sunday, October 23, 2011


oak, beeswax, bone

Thursday, October 20, 2011


oak, 3"


beech, about 4" tall

More to come, forgot how fun wood carving was...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

and more...

wood, thread, epoxy clay, metal beads and wax.

I should have checked Sheila Paine's book when I wrote my post yesterday, the wooden amulets in her book are from Kenya... I'm sure I saw some from the Middle East that are similar ... can't remember where...

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Inspired by the cattle amulets of the Middle East. You can see some in Sheila Paine's book.
Wood, wax, paint.

Glad I remembered I had this tool... much more easy to file and sand small pieces of wood when you use it...

Sunday, October 09, 2011

time travel

a gift from Sherry... a piece of history, a piece of time, a long lost camel tooth... thank you Sherry :)

voodoo redo

October make over of last year's voodoo queen
Ingredients: buffalo tooth, wolf tooth, bone, wood, baltic amber, chiapas amber, silver coin, leather, turquoise, one of Lucie's beaded beads, african glass beads, bronze, mother of pearl, shell, sterling silver, copper, clay, polymer clay, silk, lapis lazuli, horn, deer antler and more...

Saturday, October 08, 2011

another one...

leather, bone, glass, sterling silver

Friday, October 07, 2011


Gayle's post inspired me to :
a) work on some Dia de los muertos jewelry
b) make a single earring

ingredients: wood, bone, turquoise, fox molar, leather scrap, sterling silver

Our Western societies are based on dualism (nature/culture), for a lot of primitive societies such a thing doesn't exist...

Wednesday, October 05, 2011


more curiosities

Shaman necklace from Nepal

Silver Tuareg cross

Pre-ban ivory necklace, Gayle found a similar one at Good Will (lucky girl!)

Pre-ban ivory bracelet

And a polymer clay necklace I made 5 years ago ( feels like yesterday though).

Might turn the house into a museum... lol...

the element

What is your element? What makes you tick? What makes you come to life? What is your passion? Who is the true "you" ? What feeds your soul? If you don't know yet, I urge you to read this book: "The Element" and watch the following videos...

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

a gem

in the midst of these trouble times, I wanted to share this.... wish he had a brother who lived next door.. ;)

Saturday, October 01, 2011

in the mail...

From Sherry, can you guess where she went? Thank you so much Sherry... once again you spoiled me.. :)) Check her awesome blog ( made by her talented son).

And from Dorcas from Wondrous Strange Designs... (the bead caps were sent some time ago but never took the time to show them) she does magic with raku... Thank you so much Dorcas and sorry for the picture, it does not do justice to the awesome colours of the pieces you sent...

Can't believe it's already October... and the weather can't either... it thinks it's August... nice and warm...

Have a nice weekend!