Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I love driving.  Whenever I have to go somewhere for work, there's a point when I'm in the car, on the way, and the stress of getting ready pauses for a moment and I relax.  I'm alone and the sun is shining in (or the rain is drumming on the windows) and I see the trees and the sky, and I'm on the road.  Maybe I should have been a trucker . . .  

Today on the way home I bought a GPS, so now I'll have my little gadget with me -- I can go anywhere!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Last Saturday I took a jewelry-making class at Beadworks, a bead store in Salem. There were just two of us and the instructor. I pretty much knew the material already: making simple wire loops and wire-wrapped beads, but I made a nice pair of earrings (purple stone, of course), and spent a pleasant hour and a half chatting, with the winter sun shining through the windows on the smooth wood floor.

New Photos of Jewelry

Here is a pair of earrings I made from new materials. They don't really fit into my series of vintage component jewelry, but I do like them. I also love this photo by my friend Monica Fecke:

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Photos of Jewelry

My friend Monica took some photos for me. Here are a few of the green Murano glass earrings and necklaces "Heidelberg"