Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sugar Loaf Fall Festival

What do you mean you don't have anything to do during Columbus Day weekend!!? NOW YOU DO!!!!!

On October 10th, 11th, and 12th, in Sugar Loaf, NY...the 37th Annual Fall Festival will be held! Sugar Loaf is a quaint little arts and crafts village set in a picturesque setting surrounded by apple orchards, mountain views, and wineries. There are dozens of shops, galleries, and boutiques all within walking distance. Plus....during Columbus Day weekend...the Fall Festival will be held featuring a wonderful selection of fine artisans and craftsmen...and some live entertainment!!

Come stop by my LexieJewel booth if you are in the tri-state New York area! I will be showcasing my newest handcrafted sterling silver designs as well as some fun, funky beaded jewelry! I might even do a jig for you if the Bud truck is parked nearby. HAAHA! ;-)

If anyone needs directions, please let me know!

This Festival is FREE! Rain or Shine! Now how can you pass up FREE ADMISSION!!??

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Eccentricity of Planetary Orbits Pendant

The eccentricity of a planet's orbit measures how much it departs from a perfect circle. These 2 planets are what you might call super-eccentric as their orbits are neither circular nor elliptical....they are.....shall we say....embroiled in disoriented circuitous paths.

Well..this is another one of my creations that came out completely different from the original design. Maybe I shouldn't bother going into the studio with a specific design in mind...LOL!! I ended up melting one side of it as well as the bezel setting for a second smaller stone that I wanted to place to the upper left of the large stone. Not to be defeated and fighting the desire to form all kinds of new curse words, I salvaged what I could. To add a little balance to the right side, I twisted and wrapped some 16 gauge sterling silver wire around the pendant to form the 'circuitous path'. The planets aka stones are Unakite. Unakite is a stone of visions, and it is said to help provide a gentle release of blockages that have been inhibiting your growth.

So...when it's all said and done...this one might actually be one of my new favorites now! Gotta love mistakes....they seem to be my best friends lately!


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Chester, NY, United States
Dreamer? Stargazer? Quirky Aquarian? All of those! And, I am a self taught jewelry designer with a voracious desire to learn anything and everything. I have been working with metals for a year now and have not blown up the garage or burned off my eyebrows yet, so I'm heading in the right direction. I tremendously detest my dead end boring desk job and spend most of the day finding ways to distract myself by doodling/sketching, making sculptures out of anything and everything I can find, drinking and spilling lots of coffee, and making my coworkers laugh. I have a love/hate relationship with my sewing machine, I enjoy getting tattooed, I'm an eternal optimist, I love my watercolors and oil paints and wish I spent more time with them, I have an over-active imagination and consider my mind to be my own worst enemy, I have an uncanny knack to spell almost any word (how can I capitalize on THAT?!), I like making people laugh, I enjoy photography – especially taking macro shots of my metalsmithing tools and I am in a perpetual power struggle with my wild and crazy curly hair. And, last but not least..nothing makes me happier than to see and feel a piece of my soul in everything I create.