Grape Soiree 2014: “Personal Sunshine”

This is the piece I donated to the 2014 Easter Seals’ Grape Soiree Art Auction in September.

“Personal Sunshine” is a fine silver pendant capturing a free-spinning sun-face with a golden patina between its layers.  It’s embellished with copper wrappings to embrace its warmth, accentuated with blue pearls and crystal dangles and silver charms to reflect the sky, and features a peek-a-boo fine silver mesh window in the back, on a 24″ s.s. chain.
Coordinating fine-silver earrings with copper wrappings complete the set.

Personal Sunshine

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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.

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Heartfelt Blue

My contribution to the 2012 Easter Seals’ Grape Soiree Art Auction this year. Fine silver pendant with blue sapphire on sterling chain, with coordinating earrings.  

By request, the complete set:

 

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There are a few charities near and dear to my heart; Easter Seals is one of them.

Here is the piece I’m donating to this year’s Grape Soiree Event.

Ardor Embraced

In a bezel fabricated of 28.2 grams of fine silver, an amethyst cabochon and a freshwater pearl are inlaid amidst tiny glass beads as part of a micro-mosaic tiling process.  A hand-wrought fine silver bail connects the pendant to a twenty-four inch sterling silver cable chain.

Grape Soiree 2010

Created specifically for Easter Seals’ Grape Soiree 2010:

“Let Me Shade You”

"Let Me Shade You"

23 g. of fine silver (99% pure) in three layers,

embedded with amethyst, peridot, & emerald,

accentuated with watermelon tourmaline & pearl;

double-stranded on sterling silver (24″),

highlighted with rainbow patina

& finished with Swarovski crystal.