Sunday, July 29, 2007

Dragonflies and other Insects

Other Fish: To your immediate right, Swimming Upstream was in the Best of 2006, the Ohio Designer Craftsman show. It is sold. The second to the right is a fish with a wonderful collection of African trade beads, turquoise and Thai silver. Price:$210
The third one is made for my sister. It has carved jade and pressed metal Chinese beads. Next one is sold as well, same elements. The last one I sold last year in Anacortes.
Be sure to check out my earlier posts: the animal wearing kimono series. They are lots of fun and whimsy. Before we hop in the car to head for the Anacortes Arts Festival, August 3rd, 4th and 5th, i want to add a few more images.

Chinese Rook has enameled Chinese beads, vintage Chinese glass and embossed metal beads,lapis, Ethiopian prayer beads and a pewter clasp.Price: $195.
Also shown are some other necklaces with ravens. The second is called Thief of Corn and is sold. the next one down is called Loves Shiny Things it captures the true character and personality of these lively birds. the necklace has freshwater pearls, abalone, amethyst, and Thai silver, with a sterling clasp. Price:$290.
Then just to remind you to look at the kimono series I have included Kujaku (peacock)Kimono.

This necklace has two KOI circling a carved jade bead. I purchased the bead in China Town in Vancouver last year. As soon as i saw the bead, i saw the necklace, in my mind. The other beads are jade, quartz, aventurine both green and red and carnelian. the clasp is a brass hook that slips into a carved jade fish. Price: $290

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Frog and Toad

These two necklaces are the first and last of the kimono series. Kabuki Toad was the first. He is holding a piece of jade with Tibetan silver caps, there are other silver capped beads, jade, sponge coral, a lovely vintage white heart,Thai silver, and a really great sterling horn toad clasp. This necklace is $385.00. The 2nd necklace is Danshigue(dancing) Frog. This delightful reptile is wearing a kimono covered with water lilies. He has a lamp glass bead in one hand and a carved jade flower from Afghanistan in the other: These beads repeat in the necklace along with Thai silver and the clasp is sterling. Mr. Frog is $420.00.