Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Latest Talisman work


Monday, January 24, 2011

Silk and Steel is my specialty.

For many years now I've combined my hand painted silk with steel cut in organic shapes and woven with the silk, or used as the framework for hanging pieces on the wall. 

Angel Fish 36"x61"
frame is hand cut steel silk is hand

approximately 5 feet square
the grapes and leaves are of hand cut steel
silk is hand painted

Friday, January 7, 2011

Talisman jewelry

The first blessed talisman was actually a necklace. These shells were gathered by my daughter Michelle. I designed this piece with her input; it includes pearls with glass and stone beads.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


In meandering a beach in Mexico, I found some shells (worm casings, I'm told) that have become special to me - each time I find one I feel blessed. I decided to make a talisman for young man of whom I'm fond who is a Marine leaving for Afghanistan soon.  In constructing it, I began empathizing with his mother. So the process morphed into two talismans - a small one for the Marine to carry and one for his mother. Hers is meant to hang in a window to catch her eye for sending off blessings to him. The creative process was filled with positive protective energy.

talisman small 3 inches  total

talisman 8 inches WINDOW