Monday, June 16, 2014

Organic Experiments

Organic Experiments

 There is nothing more beautiful to me than that which can be found in the natural world. Sheer, raw…. perfectly flawed beauty.
 Freshly cooled molten lava and what once was wood that gradually turned to stone, petrifying over millions of years…. re-imagined, re-created, re-cast in dyed resin.
 Quartz crystals formerly hung from the ceiling of a cave… can you tell which one is real and which is resin?
 They both are resin (the natural ones are in the background!)

  And one last piece, something absolutely magical Hemimorphite (Ore of Zinc) cast in my favorite color… turquoise (it's the smaller chunk on top). All especially cast to mimic and honor mother nature.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

where women create BUSINESS

where women create BUSINESS
For all of you jewelry lovers and entrepreneur's be sure to check out the newest issue of where women create BUSINESS it is an especially interesting issue!
Gina Riley's (of Rebel Designs) business tips are very insightful!

Thursday, June 5, 2014


I want to share something that has truly reminded me that CREATING ART is a liberty we may sometimes take for granted. It's something we don't have to ask for, or need permission to do. We can create anytime we want… we are lucky. So fortunate we don't even appreciate it at times…. I know I am guilty of that too.
As many of you know I curate the WHERE WOMEN CREATE column CREATIVE RITUALS, several months back I contacted a wonderful clay artist named Nika Htozkaya about being featured in the column. We were moving forward when suddenly all communication with her stopped, below is the actual email I received from her yesterday:

Hello Sandra,

Sorry for a long silence, but due to tragical events in my country I can’t participate in such a great idea now. It’s a real war in the region I live in, I hope some day there will be peace and I could be back to work creating.
I volunteer as a psychologist now as it is my first profession and really see that it is helpful. Two months ago I created a small organization to help people psychologically injured with war, so at least fifty percent of my time and money goes into that endeavor. Hope in a few weeks my organization won’t be so vitally needed.


This wonderfully talented artist lives and creates in Kyiv, Ukraine and maybe thats just an anonymous place most have only heard about on the news but the reality is we are all truly connected in ways we may not even be aware of. Create every opportunity you get…. don't ever take that freedom for granted. Simply by engaging in the constructive act of creativity we are fighting destructive acts and for our right to live in a happy, peaceful world while making a very important contribution to our society as a whole. In Nika's floral words, "Have a Good Day!" Please share this message with as many people as you can…. because we can and maybe, just maybe we can make a difference even if it is in a small way by showing the love we have in our hearts for each other!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


 Have you seen the latest issue of WHERE WOMEN CREATE?!!
 I am particularly enamored with the artist featured in the CREATIVE RITUALS column that I curate… Sabine Herrmann.
Her company's name is PLANTILLO for reasons that are readily parent!!! Love, Love, Love her work!