The Pea Pod Shuffle ~ 2013 Grape Soiree

For this year’s September 28, 2013 Grape Soiree, an annual fundraising event featuring fine art and wine to benefit Easter Seals of Central Illinois, I’ve donated a piece for the live art auction titled The Pea Pod Shuffle.

The Pea Pod Shuffle

The Pea Pod Shuffle

 

The Pea Pod Shuffle is an organic piece modeled from a sugar snap pea.  It features a fine silver pendant embracing faceted hematite crystals, catching the light inside and reflecting it outward.  Coordinating fine-silver earrings with smoky crystals complete the set

Details about the event can be found on the Grape Soiree Facebook page and on the Central IL Easter Seals website.  It’s always an inspirational and amazing evening.

Aside

First Friday is Back to School at Main Gallery 404!

Today is the First Friday of September, so all the galleries and shoppes are open in Downtown Bloomington, IL from 5 – 8 PM.

My work is at the Main Gallery 404 located at 404 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL.

The theme is “Back to School” and many artists are sharing art bookmarks.  I couldn’t resist using my cats and bats and scary ideas for an early Halloween theme.

bevy of bookmarks

Rings are the thing this month as I’ve added some “bullet” lampworked glass/wire-wrapped rings, and beach glass pendants with tinkling drops.  A splash of last minute color to remember summer as we head into fall.

Beach glass and rings

Hope you’ll join us tonight if you’re in the area!

Spring Bloom Art Festival on Saturday, March 30, 2013

This year’s Spring Bloom Indoor Arts Festival is on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10 AM ~ 5 PM at the Interstate Center, 2301 W. Market Street, Bloomington, Illinois.

There will be 106 featured artists.  I’m honored to be included in this group of diverse and talented artists.

They managed to add another 10 artists.  Yaay!

They managed to add another 10 artists. Yaay!

 

I am in Booth 396.  This LINK will take you to the map.

The rest of this week, I will be busy putting on final touches to new designs and pieces.  I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

My previous Spring Bloom Booth.

A previous Spring Bloom Booth.

 

More photos to come as the week transpires!

There will be plenty of these fine silver "janthina, janthina" pendants, each a little different.

There will be plenty of these fine silver “janthina, janthina” pendants, each a bit different.

Etsy, Etsy, Etsy!

Yes, I finally went LIVE on Etsy!  

Here’s where to go to directly visit the site:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/SilverCharmerJewelry 

I’ve also added a page to my website here: “Shop Online for Jewelry” with a couple of examples.

It’s been quite an experience fine-tuning all the details.  I have a lot of jewelry in the queue waiting to have magnificent photos taken, so… I’m working on that piece by piece and will offer a full array of my work there very soon. 

Thank you for all your patience.

My first piece, of course, had to be a kitty!  =^.^=

My first piece, of course, had to be a kitty! =^.^=

Valentines and Beyond… A Tree of Hearts

Tree of Hearts

Tree of Hearts

 

There’s a new tree of hearts in town available at The Pod, in Uptown Normal, Illinois, across from the Discovery Museum.

Here’s their information through Uptown Normal, and here’s their Facebook page.

I love to make and wear hearts all year round, but especially for Valentine’s Day.  It is one my favorite times of the year.  Hearts, chocolates, champagne… who needs more?  Oh yes, jewelry makes celebrating complete.  

Other places to find my jewelry are listed on my Here I Am page.   Thanks again for your continued support.

Here are a few more new things you’ll find on that tree:

Copper heart with wrapped silver, garnet, charm.

Copper heart pendant with wrapped silver, garnet, charm.

Dichroic glass heart with silver and copper.
Dichroic glass heart pendant with silver and copper.

Double heart pendant with sterling and Thai silver and copper.

Double heart pendant with sterling and Thai silver and copper.

Ceramic kitty on silver heart pendant.

Ceramic kitty on silver heart pendant.

 

An array of heart pendants,some with copper, silver, ruby, amethyst, crystal.

An array of heart pendants,some with copper, silver, ruby, amethyst, crystal.

 

Another Week With The Red Lady…

 

The Red Lady would love to meet you!

The Red Lady would love to meet you!

Wow, after a fantastic turnout last night for February’s First Friday and the Tour de Chocolat’, the Main Gallery 404 owner, Lisa Lofgren, asked if I would mind showcasing my work in the front window with The Red Lady for another week?  My response?  ABSOLUTELY and THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  

The Red Lady has a great view!

The Red Lady has a great view!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And she loves to wear jewelry...

And she loves to wear jewelry…

 

 

 

 

So, there’s still time before Valentine’s Day to select something special for that someone special, which just might be you!

Here’s where you can find my jewelry in the Bloomington-Normal, IL area:

Main Gallery 404, Bloomington, IL

Four Swinging Hearts

Four Swinging Hearts

The Pod, Normal, IL

Sunny Blue.

Sunny Blue.

McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

So many rings!

So many rings!

My Etsy site is being tweaked and I’m almost ready to make the announcement when it’s LIVE!

Thank you for your continued support!  

 

Hearts, Hearts, Hearts ~ Hammering Away!

There are hearts and then there are hearts.  I love them all and will be offering many varieties this Friday …..  

…at Main Gallery 404 for the First Friday Event and The Tour de Chocolat’:  Details and more jewelry HERE!

Here are a few hammered hearts:

Hammered copper and fine silver.

Maggie’s Heart:  Hammered copper and fine silver.

Hammered copper heart with fine silver and lampworked bead.

Hammered copper heart with fine silver and lampworked bead.

Hammered copper heart with fine silver, olivetine and garnet crystals.

Hammered copper heart with fine silver, olivetine and garnet crystals.

Hammered copper heart with fine silver and peach drop.

Hammered copper heart with fine silver and peach drop.

Hammered copper heart with ruby, garnet, emerald, crystal, fine silver.

Hammered copper heart with ruby, garnet, emerald, crystal, fine silver.

Four Swinging Hearts

Four Swinging Hearts

And a few other new hearts, too!

Almost kept this for myself:  Lampworked copper-wrapped bead with crystal.

Almost kept this for myself: Lampworked copper-wrapped bead with crystal.

Agate heart with lampworked bead, hematite, crystal, garnet, sterling, copper,sterling silver.

Agate heart with lampworked bead, hematite, crystal, garnet, sterling, copper,sterling silver.

Fine silver with crystal.

Fine silver with crystal.

Hammered copper heart with sterling silver.

Hammered copper heart with sterling silver.

Hammered copper with blue and green crystal drop.

Hammered copper heart with blue and green crystal drop.

Hammered copper heart with sterling silver and sleeping kitty charm

Hammered copper heart with sterling silver and sleeping kitty charm.

Hammered copper heart with sterling silver.

Hammered copper heart with sterling silver.

 

Okay, technically not a heart, but he has a little red glass heart nose…  =^.^=

Mr. Kitty; hammered copper with red glass heart nose and sterling silver whiskers.

Mr. Kitty; hammered copper with red glass heart nose and sterling silver whiskers.

Previous Older Entries Next Newer Entries