Friday, July 28, 2006

new large swirl earrings


new large swirl earrings
Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
I did not realize it but, it does mimic my ear.
After I got my hair chopped, I made my hammered swirl earrings extra large.
I love these and wear them all the time!
Using 16 gauge adds a nice heft......

Saturday, July 22, 2006

My Neckpieces on lovely friend Bobbi Ann

My Neckpieces on lovely friend Bobbi Ann


Yesterday a wonderful friend of mine stayed for the day and during our visit I asked her if she would model some of my new pieces.
She was the perfect person to ask!
I love how the shots turned out..just beautiful.
I had posted about this collection of hues and beads last week previously.
This is the finished piece. You could also wear it doubled...perhaps ;)
Will be available on: www.stephaniedistler.etsy.com

Thursday, July 20, 2006

New pieces on ETSY

Oolite, Yellow Turquoise and Tigereye

A very dramatic neck-piece featuring 3 large, 30mm x 22mm rectangular Oolite beads and other semi precious beads of like hue.
Oolite has some hematite in the composition as well as dolomite and iron. I love it for it looks like lichens on the bark of an ancient forest tree. A lovely Balinese Silver heart toggle finishes the piece.

An excerpt from Wikipedia:

An oolite is a sedimentary rock formed from ooids, spherical grains composed of concentric layers. The name derives from the Greek word oon meaning egg.

Ooids are most commonly composed of calcium carbonate (calcite or aragonite), but can be composed of phosphate, chert, dolomite or iron minerals, including hematite. Dolomitic and chert ooids are most likely the result of the replacement of the original texture in limestone. Oolitic hematite occurs at Red Mountain near Birmingham, Alabama along with oolitic limestone.

Some example Oolitic limestone, a common term for an oolite, was formed in the United Kingdom during the Jurassic period, and forms the Cotswold Hills, the Isle of Portland, and part of the North Yorkshire Moors. A particular type, Bath Stone, gives the buildings of the World Heritage City of Bath, England its distinctive appearance.

This type of limestone is also found in Indiana, USA. The town of Oolitic, Indiana was founded for the trade of limestone and bears its name. Quarries in Bedford, Oolitic and Bloomington Indiana contributed the materials for such iconic United States landmarks as the Empire State Building and the Pentagon. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Indianapolis) in downtown Indianapolis is built almost solely of grey oolitic limestone.

The famous movie Breaking Away centers around the sons of quarry workers in Bloomington Indiana, the home of Indiana University. Almost all of Indiana University is built with native oolitic limestone material.


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Independent Film Director at next Artist Meetup in Pa.



Elk County Council on the Arts

Artist Meetup 'Media Arts'

Held in the ECCOTA Gallery on 237 Main Street Ridgway, Pa. 15853

Tuesday August 22, 2006 6pm

Featuring Steven Jacobs


Independent Film Director, Steven Jacobs, is joining us for the next Meet-Up. Jacobs is also writer and producer of many films including "E" and Anatomia. His roots are in Elk County and as part of the publicity tour will join us with samples of his work. Steven is widely considered a rising star in the independent film community.


Sunday, July 16, 2006

creating the palette

creating a Pink Opal Neckpiece2

Pink Opals, Ocean Jasper, Botswana Agate and Balinese Silver will be combined for this piece.

Friday, July 14, 2006

I am working on a Fiber Embellished Mermaid

fiber embellished mermaid mayjunejuly
My newest piece using a dry felt embellishment technique on the entire form and then going in with stones and Mother of Pearl Sequins. I am enjoying the way her hair just happened along with the spiraling on her tail and body. I am almost done....perhaps, possibly...maybe
She will also have a shell and copper stand for display purposes.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Holiday, dd here...and then dd gone

The visit was just too short and the time spent hurried. I missed her very badly and just had no time for bonding during her 5 day stint.
Monday was just recouping and a sit down meal at the table, Tuesday the 4th celebrating with her friends, my friends, family and lovely mid child's friends, Wednesday supper at my Mom's, Thursday I had her featured at July's artist meet-up for 'media arts' and Friday grocery shopping. Tons of other things are in there to take up the day also...craziness. We started at noon with the 4th celebrating and carried on 'til midnight with revolving visitors.

Lou and cousin Rayce..such a sweet shot
July 4th '061
living room bursting with young people
July 4th '067
July 4th '0611
screen porch later in the evening
July 4th '0613
kitchen sporting Brother's friends and Aunt Gerry
July 4th '066
new bf for my innocent, beautiful girl...*sigh*
July 4th '0621
July 4th '0637
Click on my flickr account if you wish to see more shots ;)

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Herb and Art with Kara of Kara Creations


herb n art29
Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
I just attended an Herb Fest at 'Edgewood Herbs' of Kane, Pa. , that was held by a lovely friend of mine, Katherine Bush.
One of the EXTREMELY talented artists was Kara Swanson owner of Kara Creations. Her fanciful clay creations are absolutely so original and intriguing that I want them all. Each an original, never to be duplicated, all wonderful!

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