Thursday, October 14, 2010

What I've been up to...

These days I've been feeling good and immersing myself in my work. I enjoy getting just the right seems to me to make all the difference to capture the spirit of my work. Lately I've been thinking about weddings and white; Autumn, lockets and leaves and being inspired by the colors I see in my daily life....the color of freshly turned fields and sprouts of Rye grass, huge wooden crates of freshly harvested celery, trees on fire with the richness of Autumn...(and the color combinations in my Boden catalog, which I was inspired to order from my sister!) I suppose that is one of the things I love most about living here. We have four distinct seasons and all so exquisite in their own ways. This year, I am actually looking forward to the feathery flakes falling from the sky this winter.
On a kinda funny note, at times I use antique dictionaries to photograph my work...but beware, all you dictionary jewelry photographers....there may be words in the background you did not intend to be read! Like "lazy" or "lung" as in this lovely photograph:

I guess it could have been worse. I've seen some doozies of mine that have cracked me up! My favorite one, I think was "louse". I'm thinkin' I might just start using antique story books instead...and hope I don't inadvertently capture something really strange.



"Country Fields"

I am really loving my new little "Sacred Cake" tags that I am putting on the necklaces and bracelets I create. My hope is that the jewelry I make will be passed on and loved for more than a lifetime....and maybe long after I am gone, folks might ask; who is "Sacred Cake"? Why that name when she didn't even sell cakes? And the answer will be, because that is what makes it memorable....and every piece tells a story.
A story of love.

(These items are available in my shop right here.)


  1. I love your photos! And I like that there are "special" words in the background that weren't meant to be there and now somehow just belong there!

  2. Mmmmmm, I love your photos always. And your Sacred Cake tags too!! Your creations are definitely something to be passed down and loved for lifetimes to come! "Why Sacred Cake you ask? Oh! well, thats easy! Because it's delicious and layered upon layered w/ soul and life and sweetness and so much more intangible goodness of course! And what-do-ya-know, it never goes stale!!!!" The most Sacred Cake of all. YOU!

    LOVE to YOU this day + always,

  3. Jennifer, these are so beautiful! And I also ♥ your Sacred Cake tag. Where did you ever find them?

    For me, the story of Sacred Cake is not only one of inspiration and hope, but also one that brought back my muse and gave life to a scene in my novel.

    Every piece tells a story.

    Thank you.


  4. Your work is stunning!! I am so happy that you have been well and inspired-your gift is such a treasure. Blessing to you for a beautiful weekend and for continued health and inspiration! Love to you from over here...

  5. These pieces are BREATHTAKING! I had already purchased the earrings (lucky me!) before I even saw them on the blog!:)


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