November 28, 2011


This is a pattern I created with my most recent pendant. I can like things excessively multiplied and replicated, imagine this image times 10. 

November 27, 2011


I finished this set of pendants yesterday. 

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I had a special stamp tool made with my logo engraved. My necklaces now have these KY tags that add a nice detail to the simplicity of the piece. They are all ready for the RISD Holiday Alumni Show this Saturday, December 3rd. So excited!

November 25, 2011

This Is How I Work

What goes on in a working studio?
This question has been more on my mind since I started working on The Bloomfield School. A great distinction about The Bloomfield School is that anyone who takes a class will actually work and learn where the artist works, which naturally allows them to encounter unique tools, machines and processes related to the artists' skills. As an instructor, being transparent with how I work,what I know and what I do is important. I am eager to share this with not just students but anyone who is curious. But if you were not in New York to take a class, then the opportunity to see inside Brooklyn's artist studios would be limited.
The internet gives us the opportunity to share things all over the world. May the next best option to being in a studio is viewing it on a screen? Well, the making of videos started when my sister's boyfriend,Donald, showed me his time-lapse videos. I was impressed with them and thought how fun it would be to make a video myself. With this blog, I can share how I work on the internet to anyone who is interested in seeing the process of jewelry making. So with the help of Donald's knowledge, here is my first time-lapse video. I hope you all enjoy it. I am excited to continue this series of "This Is How I Work."

Here are some new things, in detail, of what I am making.

My working table is filled with small piles. My favorite way of working.

A few of the many castings I am cleaning up. This particular set of castings will be my large cluster earrings.

And now half way there with semi-finished products, pendants and earrings! I have some beading time ahead of me.

What is your workspace like and how do you work? 

November 22, 2011

November 19, 2011

Alloy Gallery

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I've been busy working on earrings for this holiday show. Thanks Alloy Gallery for inviting me to participate in this show. If you're in Newport, RI during December, stop by and check out all the jewelry! Opening reception is December 8th.

November 15, 2011

Tom Sachs' Ten Bullets

I found this video when I was browsing through The Selby more than a few months ago. It crossed my mind again because I have plans to spend a lot of time in studio working. It made an impression on me the first time because I probably felt the lack of guidelines I was giving myself; and in this video it is an artist sharing his habits and rules of working. There is a structure that Sachs gives his employees to make the studio efficient and productive. I would be a bit intimidated to work there but I am sure it is good training and discipline. I like how organization and placement of things are key- something to strive for. Might not be for everyone but take a look!

November 14, 2011

jewelry classes in Brooklyn, New York

MESH | Design and Development and Kate Nielsen designed this wonderful poster. The Bloomfield School is excited to be offering jewelry classes again. The first round of workshops was successful so there is a new schedule for the months of November and December up and running. It's time to learn now; who wouldn't want to receive jewelry as a holiday present? Below is an image of what you can expect from The Bloomfield School.
See more class photos on The Bloomfield School's Facebook page. Lots of jewelry making! Join in on the fun. 

November 10, 2011

working on earrings

I really like round shapes.

November 5, 2011


Time likes to speed.  This pendant was made in 2009.