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nel lissenNel Linssen makes an amazing array of jewelry from paper. “Nel Linssen is an old-timer when it comes to making jewellery as well as objects from paper. For some thirty years she is constantly exploring how a different form or structure can arise out of a new way of constructing, which makes a piece even more appealing when worn and on the go. Years of interplay between head and hand, thinking and doing, has led to perfection and this makes her work extremely sensitive and humane.”

Her website is a little difficult to navigate…but her Pinterest page tells the visual story of her work and many of her designs could be translated in Polymer.

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nina morrowNina Morrow started working with driftwood when she lived in Hawaii. Her first driftwood necklace  “was big, bold and very rough. One day, a native Hawaiian commented ‘I like your lei!’ This was inspiring! I made more necklaces, using the bare minimum of tools..my husband’s bonsai saw and a sheet of sandpaper. On returning to Santa Fe I traded the Hawaiian woods for sun bleached cottonwood that I found along the banks of the Rio Grande. The driftwood, with all its intrinsic qualities, both challenges and stimulates my creativity. It is this involvement in my chosen material and in the process of creating that keeps me so thoroughly engaged.”

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frey willeAs many of you know, I find a great deal of inspiration from the color palette of Frey Wille and the simple combinations of those colors in his enameled jewelry. Now that the art show has been put to bed, I’m looking for a new direction…and this bangle bracelet from Frey Wille is pointing the way. While his web site is ‘pretty’…head over to Pinterest for a visual feast.

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jloNext week is going to be crazy…crazy good…but crazy. In case I cannot wrap my head around posts, I am posting at warp speed for the next few days.

While doing ‘fall’ cleaning on my computer, I bumped into the ‘lips’ earrings from Jennifer Loiselle. (I have already sent the link to Alice Stroppel). Jennifer’s “current collections are inspired by the fabric works of confessional art doyenne Louise Bourgeois. Comprised of striking three dimensional pieces combining richly coloured hand woven and hand braided grosgrain alongside laser cut perspex detailing and hand cut leather tassels, the collections showcase Jennifer’s mix of artisan sensibility and keen appreciation of modern technology.”

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alexandra bletsasIn preparation for a show in South Carolina, my mind is dancing with ring designs. The cityscape rings by Alexandra Bletsas jumped off the screen from a board on Pinterest. “Blestsas points to her father as a particular inspirations. “My dad’s a signwriter”, she explained, “so I’ve always been surrounding by colour and designs. I was influenced by it. The paint, the colour… it’s all a part of me. Sometimes you get stuck for ideas and you think what am I going to do next,” she said, “and then other times you have all these ideas and it can be so overwhelming. Inspiration comes from everywhere and it’s hard to pinpoint where you initially get inspired.”

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cynthia gale2Cynthia Gale’s jewelry runs the gamut from fine lace inspired bangles to rugged skyscraper inspired silhouettes.Cynthia Gale’s philosophy is simple: to create exquisite, high quality sterling silver jewelry inspired by art and the world around us. She specializes in creating modern, urban eclectic, art inspired, fine craft sterling silver jewelry. Her collections are designed in her mid-town Manhattan studio and produced in Indonesia by talented artisans.”

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Bonnie-Gibson-Beetle-GardenHave you seen the work of Bonnie Gibson? Her website Arizona Gourds is dedicated to all things gourds…supplies, links & tutorials. Two pages are not to be missed...Before & After and Gourd Magic.

If there was ever a week to wipe off the face of the map…this is it. My project of multiple slides had a crash and burn on half of them…12…so that was a start over. Walked into the office on Monday and the laser printer bit the dust over the weekend. It took most of the day to program the new one and install the driver on all of the computers. We are in the middle of a major showroom shift…moving everything from here…to there. The ‘Asheville’ gang arrives tomorrow night…HOORAY…that makes the rest of the week worth it.

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