Friday, December 10, 2010


Hey guys! I know it's been forever. How's your mum. I know, those biscuits are just delightful, aren't they?

Anyway, enough of the small talk. I've come here to share that I updated my Etsy shop with some lovely jewelry I have left for the holidays! If you're in need of something for a lady: your sister, wife, mom, girlfriend... I've got some presents available for you! Get em while they last, I've only got a few left.

Here's the link to my Shop.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tree roots set

This is a new experiment, matching necklace and earrings, Sgraffito (the technique where you scratch away the pattern in the dusty enamel layer so you can see the color beneath).

Friday, August 6, 2010

Some earrings to match necklaces

Here's some earrings I made to match the water necklace... and some earrings of tree roots that will soon have a necklace to match them!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Water Necklace

New variation on an old theme here. I've been trying to make my ideas... better! This one, I admit, is slightly inspired by the last airbender. But people have been telling me it resembles water for awhile now, so I think I'll just go with that. Working on some earrings to match, and some new tree designs.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Design Board

Hung this up in my studio today. For maximum creative input/output. Jewelrymaking, prepare to commence. Planning on doing some making this week. New work on the horizon!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Business Cards!

I've got new ones! These arrived in the mail this week from Moo cards. Pictures on the front, text on the back. I think they look pretty stylin, and the best part is, you can order them in prints of 50. So next time, I think I'll make the text bigger.

Off to watch more Avatar, The Last Airbender! Travis and I are obsessed, but we're almost done the series (on Netflix). I hate when a good show comes to a close. If you haven't seen it, give it a try. I'm constantly surprised its a kids show.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dublin Art Fair 2010!

Preparing for the Dublin Art Fair this week! Come out and visit me, and have some beer and music with your arts! July 16th + 17th.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Custom Tree set!

These were some custom pieces that I made for Lisa. It's a matching necklace earring set version of my tree necklace, with jade beads dangling at the bottom of each. I think they turned out just fabulous.

Been listening to the Battlestar Galactica soundtracks for a week now. It was good inspiration to create these pieces! If you haven't heard the soundtrack, I really recommend it. It's great to create to.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Like me!

I've been on a campaign recently to get people on my Facebook page. If you're on there, and you like reading updates and looking at cool links I find, like my Anima Metals page!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Done done done!

I finished my winged snake! Here she is! This is the piece that's going to be in the Birds of C.A.W. show this weekend. I think it turned out pretty well, although it's nearly impossible to photograph. Here's the flyer for the show:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Yellow Springs Street Fair!

I'll be there this Saturday June 12th selling my jewelry, enjoying the music (and beer afterhours of course!) and taking in the awesomeness of Yellow Springs. Join me!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A brief break for birthdays and then... more enamelling!

So it was my husband Travis's birthday this weekend. We celebrated heartily, ate bbq, played some Queen rockband, and I made this delicious chocolate ganache raspberry cake. What? Cake making is an art. Really.

And in the past couple of days I've been working on the snake piece! This is a picture of it with the first few layers of dark gray colored enamel and black details on the wings painted on top with watercolor enamels. Apologies for the bad picture... I need better light in my studio.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

wip snake with wings

These are images of a work in progress for an upcoming gallery show. Its eventually going to be a winged snake. Today I sawed till my little hands couldn't saw no more. I'm cutting the copper out to be enameled and so far I've completed the snake but I'm still working on the wings. The sketches next to the copper are close approximations of what the finished pieces will look like, black on dark gray, to give it a shadowy, ghostly look. My intention is that the imagery has a connection to Athena, but I think I'm gonna be more subtle with the title, something like: Shadows of Her.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm diggin this video

by The Dead Weather. They have this really alluring southern gothic rock n roll charm. The lyrics are inspiring, reminding me to do do do...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Facebook Giveaway!

I'm doing a giveaway! Win these blue and white gradient earrings by 1. joining my Anima Metals facebook page 2. writing something awesome in the comments of the giveaway post. Help make my facebook page more visible by telling your friends to enter too! I'll do a random drawing of everyone who enters next Tuesday, June 1st, and ship the earrings for free.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

WIP and New Pieces!

I completed some pieces today, and started some more! Pictures of work in progress and completed pieces. The idea behind the gradients is to make some simple pieces that can be a little more low end. The green ones are gonna be trees and roots, and the light pink ones are gonna be gold suns for my mom.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bird sketch

Seraph wings, sketch idea for an upcoming show with a bird theme.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Earrings, chains and other strange things. Will be making things soon... had far too good a time last night celebrating cinco de mayo, so today I potted some plants and cleaned while recovering from this wicked hangover. Sometimes, you just need a break.
Waiting for some silver to arrive too! Going to experiment etching it.