Sunday, February 14, 2010

Custom ring


Recently finished this custom made ring and sent it to it's happy new home! Sizing for ring designs that deviate from the standard circle shape proves to be challenging but they're also good problem solving projects!

Friday, February 5, 2010

swirly keen


New earring design that are made out of two dangling components so their movement, size, and design make them a lot of fun! I think they're a good alternative to the 'peachy keen' design, which are made for stretched earlobes.

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ps...the variable necklace below sold and it going to a good home!

Ice House Detroit



I can't remember exactly where I first read about this project but it immediately grabbed my attention. Its ingenuity and beauty, combined with an awareness of place and current social realities makes this work fascinating and an interesting visual metaphor.

"Ice House Detroit is an architectural installation and social change project currently taking place in Detroit. Photographer Gregory Holm and architect Matthew Radune will use one of 20,000 abandoned houses and freeze it in solid ice, referencing the contemporary urban conditions in the city and beyond."

To see their progress and more photos visit:
http://icehousedetroit.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Variable


A new necklace design of mine...
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