Sunday, December 6, 2009

Talon Logo

The amazing Lulu designed these for me. Web site coming soon!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I'm really into braids lately and made these little bangles up. I braided the wire and then flattened it. I tend to wear things in threes, but am totally into these two buddies together.

New Stuff

I cast the glass amulette in bronze...loving the more masculine look to it. Think I'm going to sell this along with the glass one.

I made some hammered bangles too.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wedding Site

Woo Hoo! Finally got this up and running

Exciting details to be posted daily. Just kidding. But you can go there for updates about the wedding.


Saturday, September 12, 2009


The polished bottles have arrived. Next...decide on type of closure - cork? Make a metal necker, figure out how to not break the bottle when I solder the metal, find chain, find a box-type thing to send the amulettes in, nicely ask Grant if he will take pics, Web site, SELL!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Here is where the ceremony is going to be...very exciting!!

More details to come soon...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bullet Cuff Links

I'm making these little guys for Shannon. They came out pretty cute...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Citrine Necklace

I just finished this necklace this weekend. It was really fun and easy to make. There are two bezels, the bottom one which is solid silver and on top of it is another bezel made out of gallery wire. The top bezel holds the stone in place. The hardest part of this piece was how delicate the wire is and not melting it when you solder it shut and to the bottom bezel. The stone is a citrine. I'm going to make a ring with the matching stone also using gallery wire.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009


A friend and I headed up to the diamond district to buy some gems for future jewelry projects...I love going to the gem stores cause it's like being in a bond film. They are usually in an office building on like the 7th floor with no windows and you have to be buzzed into a tiny room where they look you up and down and you tell them why you are there. Then they begrudgingly let you in. Once inside you can basically ask for anything and they bring out trays and trays of the most beautiful stones. I could have spent hours and thousands, but we only had one hour and I ended up with the below stones...
Smoky Quartz
CitrineSmoky Quartz

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

HGM Weekend

Mike came to town this past weekend to mix a little business with pleasure.
We hit up Prime Meats in Carroll Gardens for some warm afternoon Weisswurst, beer and wine.
The show at Crash Mansion was maybe not what Mike was hoping for, but it was still fun to hear HGM play and then hit up Jones....looking forward to our trip to N.C. in May.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Very Exciting!

Thanks to Scott, the super-shopper, for finding this...It has been about 13 years since I've had honey nut anything and was just telling him the other day how I much I was craving that taste. I may or may not have sent an email to General Mills thanking them...

UPDATE: GM wrote back the following nice letter indicating more sugary gluten-free cereals are on the way:

Dear Valued Consumer:
Thank you for contacting General Mills regarding our gluten free Honey Nut Chex cereal. We appreciate the time you have taken to share your positive feedback with us. We will be very happy to pass on your comments to the product team. On June 1, 2009, the following cereals will be made available nationwide and all will be gluten free. They are the Cinnamon Chex, Corn Chex, Chocolate Chex and Strawberry Chex. We produced Rice Chex as gluten free last year and this year these others plus the Honey Nut Chex all will be gluten free.
We are committed to creating the highest quality products for our consumers. Feedback such as yours helps us achieve this goal for the future.
We appreciate your loyalty and hope you continue to enjoy our products.
Paula A. Vaughn
General Mills
Consumer Services

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Morbid Anatomy

Scott and I stumbled on this great museum/library on the Gowanus Canal the other day called Proteus Gowanus. They have a vintage library with the most amazing old, out-of-print books on natural curiosities and such.

As it turns out, they are getting ready to add a morbid anatomy section to the library. It will house Joanna Ebenstein's ever-growing collection of books, catalogs, photographs, articles, ephemera and artifacts exploring the interstices of art and medicine, death and culture. I can't wait to get back and check it out. In the meantime, here is her blog, which facinated me for hours and some of my favorite images from it:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cat Fancy

I'm hoping this comes in the mail soon...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mike's Moon

I finally finished it! Still working away on my gold ring...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Roller Jammin'

We drove to Staten Island for some "Adult Night" roller action.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm famous!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Who Am I?

Out of all my music, this is what I put on my iPhone. What do these record choices say about me? (p.s. the only reason Rod isn't on here is b/c we only have records.)

Aston Familyman Barrett - Familyman in Dub
The Band - Music from the Big Pink, The Band
Beck - Sea Change
Blonde Redhead - 23
Bob Dylan - Desire
Brighblack Morning Light - Brightblack Morning Light
The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo
Cat Power - The Covers
Court and Spark - Bless You
Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball
Feist - The Reminder
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Gillian Welch - Time
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - How I long to feel that summer in my heart
Greatful Dead - Working Man's Dead
Hall & Oats - Greatest Hits
J.J. Cale - Troubadour
Kraftwerk - Computer Love
M.I.A. - Arular
Magnolia Electric Company - What comes after the blues
The Meters - Best of
Miles David - Kind of blue
Morrissey - Bona Drag
The National - Sad song for dirty lovers
Neil Young - Tonight's the Night
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Paul McCartney - Ram
Richard & Linda Thompson - I want to see the bright lights tonight
Roxy Music - Avalon
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
The Smiths - Meat is Murder, Hatful of Hollow, Rank, The Smiths, Strageways
Supertramp - 3 songs from Breakfast in America
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt
Vetiver - Thing of the past
Wiskeytown - Strangers Almanac
Wilco - Sky blue sky
Wolfkings - Freeze - Die - Come to Life

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Scott and I went to the NY Philharmonic tonight and heard some amazing music. My favorite was the piece by Tristan Murail called Gondwana. Gondwana is the name given to the southern portion of Pangaea.

I searched online for a performance of Gondwana, but couldn't find anything. The music is really hard to put into words, but here is a review I found that describes it pretty well.

The originality of Murail’s musical approach is everywhere apparent, couched in a sequence of saturated harmonies which sometimes achieve a positively Messiaenic luxuriance. The work’s opening few minutes, in which a single chord is gradually transformed and ultimately dissolved into a flurry of trills is a good example of Murail’s spectral technique, both in the strange initial harmony (a complex, bell-like sonority generated using the studio technique of frequency modulation) and in the way Murail shapes his music in long, seamlessly evolving paragraphs – an apt musical parallel to the massive geological processes which led to the formation of the ancient super-continent of Gondwana evoked by the work’s title.

Spectral music involves the use of the fundamental properties of sound as a basis for harmony, as well as the use of spectral analysis, FM, RM and AM synthesis as a method of deriving polphony.

I'm starting to sound like Scott now, but all those words above = really cool sounds that make you want to lay back, close your eyes and let the waves wash over you.

Oh and on the way home, I didn't notice, but some dude was "apparently" taking photos up my dress with his phone and this other guy walked over and started screaming at him to erase the photos and then told me that he saw the guy taking flash photos up my dress. The photo guy of course denied it and offered to show Scott his cell phone for proof to which Scott said, "nah man, I've already seen up there." I felt bad for the guy if he wasn't taking photos, but just in case, I moved seats. Only in New York...