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Ostuni Market Antiques Market Ostuni View of Ostuni
Ostuni, in Puglia, appears on a hill, like a cubist mirage of whitewashed stone buildings.  As you enter the labyrinth of staircases, alleys, arches, small roads, restaurants, stores and bars, you realize that this isn't just any Puglese city. As...
Closed Greek Church in Lecce View From Monica and Marcello's Roof deck Monica and Marcello's Roof Deck Ostuni Brindisi Market
It is best to let go of your concept of space and time when traveling through the Lecce area. Actually, it might be best to extend that through all of Puglia.  I would like to first say that it is a small price to pay for traveling in this area, no...
Chairs in town Town Saint Arch
For one month I am participating in an artist in residency program in Martignano, Puglia in southern Italy. My project is to travel around the markets in the region to search for interesting objects to then transform into jewelry. There are other...
Aquamarine Stud Earrings 14k
Aquamarine is said to be mermaid's jewelry, and, since the summer is clearly a mermaid's favorite season, I am raffling off a pair of aquamarine stud earrings. Once 100 people have signed up to follow my blog, I will simply pick a name out of a hat...
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I am leaving for Italy in a week to search through the Pugliese markets, but  before I bring new ideas in, I feel it's time to let older ones go. Some of my most stubborn Raw Rings are on the chopping block. I feel strangely sentimental toward these...
Cityscape From a Plane
I am always amazed by a nighttime cityscape from an airplane. It's often the first impression when I travel to designations in search of something under all that electricity to make into jewelry. For the longest time I couldn't figure out why all of...
Class
These pictures were taken at a recent class at my studio in Pawtucket on Saturday for four 8 year olds. They learned how to use the wax machine and then they each made a ring in wax that will be cast in silver.  I am now offering classes for kids...
When I began to design jewelry I didn't know that gold would be a player in my life. Its seeming perfection would draw me in, only to be subject to its volatility. The expectations of the coveted material have shifted in time, but gold seems to...
Studio Before Studio Before Studio Before
I had a tarot card reading a year or so ago and I was told I would have a jewelry retail store. At the time I said that there was no way I would ever do that, she was way off and made me question all the other wonderful things that were supposed to...
Custom Birthday Cross
Custom Designs  This custom cross is the result of 16 years, old jewelry, a quick meeting and familial dedication.  My first cousin Mindy commissioned this piece made from her recycled gold and diamond jewelry for her daughter’s 16th birthday.  My...

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