The cuff I worked on last week – a raven’s feather for the Yukon.
I did the background in a faded shade of purple. This was an experiment in not making everything as though I were going to keep it for myself.
My preference would have been a brown background and brass snaps, but I [...]
After hammering out my first cuff of the Canadianarama Collection, designs took a turn for the freeform. I started cutting the bracelets to follow the shape of the flower instead of cutting the leather and then jamming the flower into the window created by the cuff.
Yesterday I started on a new fireweed cuff – [...]
The first in my Canadiana-rama collection.
Featuring the territorial flower of Yukon – fireweed.
This stuff crops up like crazy, following wherever fire has cut back the trees. You’ll find it in a lot of places far more southern than Yukon, but the first I saw it was up north where I had honey [...]
My Grayling cuff found a home!
This doesn’t happen often, but I just couldn’t sell him after all that…
When I was up in Ivvavik this summer I spent quite a bit of time fishing and fell totally in love with it. This may be because I was spoiled by gorgeous scenery the likes of which I will never find fishing any other river on Earth, but it also had something to do with [...]
Whew, it took me all day! The actual number of hours I spent on it will not be reflected in the price because a lot of the roundabout ways I came at finishing things off were due to my own ridiculous mistakes.
Say hello to the Panning for Gold Cuff.
This is the same design [...]
…I should be painting, but I just sketched out a new purse design and I want want want to work on it!
UPDATE: The carving so far. A border of wild whorls and eddies. A scattering of smooth stones. The Firth River Rock Purse. Waiting for tooling, hand-painting, sweet caramel stain and a strap.
Some new pieces tooled and stained, painted and protected.
I still have to finish the edges and backs of these (and a couple not pictured still need to be painted), and attach them to their various earring hooks, necklace chains and headbands, but not a bad haul for the first day back.
…that I have never felt so completely, definitive-of-the-word-ly heartbroken as I am over not getting this.
No lost or squandered opportunity, grant, job, boy, friend, or sad movie where an animal gets hurt has ever made me quite as sad-sack and listless. I was just so so so optimistic and now I am just so [...]