Necklace with artisan lampwork by Tiffany McCoy, bronze findings by Anna Chernykh, Afghan lapis lazuli heishi and Arizona turquoise.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Every now and then I check in here and realize blogging regularly isn't my 'thing'. I don't give it up entirely, but my posts are so random that I'm pretty much talking to myself! :-) That's okay, at least it gives me a record looking back at when I'm actually designing (at intervals that are becoming further and further apart). This week I got the 'jewelry bug' again. Some of my lampwork artist friends are luring me back with stunning beads that make my fingers itch--Julie Wong Sontag, Lori Lochner, Tiffany McCoy and two new to me, Russian artists-- Anastasiya Krylova, and Polina. I also have some new bronze and brass findings from a wonderful designer==Anna Chernykh. The Russian artists seem to be blossoming in profusion recently and I could spend hours admiring their work at the Russian 'Esty' site--Masters.ru. We'll see if I can keep the muse alive long enough to bring some of my ideas to fruition of if the muse will fizzle and sputter along. Here's a sample of what I'm working on... You can see more on my facebook page-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rickie-Voges-Designs/452535968112078 or my etsy store www.rickitic.etsy.com It's all Tiffany today, but I'm working on something with Lori's and Julie's beads that I hope will be ready for prime time soon!