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This will be a simple, and hopefully simply delightful, week as I am traveling or in the midst of preparing to travel and will have to be brief. But I have had the idea of the ‘bead’ on my mind. That sounds pretty basic, I know, but for art jewelry, the bead–be it a simple, […]

The really cool thing about translucent canes is that whatever is set behind them shows through, allowing for all kinds of possibilities with imagery and depth. The cellular cane conversation started Monday¬†now turns to how to apply translucent canes created more for textural application than for the images embedded inside. Ivy Niles¬†has got this particular […]

Here’s another thought on that whole adding variation to repetition thing. Just as repetition doesn’t have to mean consistent and dull, variation doesn’t have to mean anything chaotic or crazy. The idea of variation is to give us something more to look at, to mix it up a little, to put enough interesting differences into […]

If you work with a high volume of finished pieces, even if they are all one of a kind, it can be hard to effectively name all of them so one option is to name the series rather than each individual piece. This floral cane pendant is stunning enough on it’s own but there is […]