Friday, January 29, 2016

Edwardian Stencils

Some stencil designs from a 1910s era magazine that I'm in working on scanning. The magazine is The Modern Priscilla June 1912.

Parrot Stencil
 Parrots. This one is my favorite.
Seagull Stencil

Flower Stencil

Tulip border. 
Flower Stencil
 Cosmos Border.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Flying Owl Pendant

Flying Owl Pendant

A pendant featuring an image of an owl flying at night with a castle in the background. The pendant is made from polymer clay. It is based on Victorian era aesthetic movement jewelry. The pendant measures approximately 1.5" x 1" (38mm x 27mm). $10.00.

Thursday, January 21, 2016


sketch page
A page from my sketch book. At the top a tiny island in a lake, an idea for a painting. Then some copies of Victorian aesthetic movement jewelry designs including a crane and a kingfisher. At the bottom a couple of ideas for pendants.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Edwardian Woman Pendant

Edwardian Woman Pendant

A pendant of an Edwardian woman wearing a blue dress and hat. It is made from polymer clay. The image is from a 1909 french fashion plate. The pendant measures approximately .5" x 2.5" (13mm x 64mm). $10.00.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

1920s Family Photos

Family photos from the 1920s. You can see all of the photos at flickr.

My grandmother as a girl. I like the striped socks.
1920s Photograph
 My grandmother with the family dog Lady.
1920s Photograph
 At the Russian River.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Gold Eagle Brooch

Gold Eagle Brooch

A Japanese style eagle brooch in shades of gold. It is made from polymer clay. The brooch measures approximately 1.5" x 1.5" (35mm x 35mm). It has a brass plated pin back. $8.00.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Sketch Page

A page from my sketch pad. Copies of designs from Victorian aesthetic jewelry.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Blue Seahorse Earrings

Seahorse Earrings

Oval earrings with images of art nouveau style blue seahorses. Made from polymer clay with surgical steel ear wires. The earrings measure approximately .75" x 1" (18mm x 25mm). $8.00.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Non Fiction Books Read in 2015

1. Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun by Gita May

2. Oudrey's Painted Menagerie: Portraits of Exotic Animals in 18th Century France Edited by Mary Morton

3. Kimono: A Modern History by Terry Satsuki Milhaupt

4. Findings: The Material Culture of Needlework and Sewing by Mary C Beaudry

5. With Needle and Brush: Schoolgirl Embroidery from the Connecticut River Valley 1740 - 1840 - Carol & Stephen Huber, Susan Pschoelwer, Amy Kurtz Lansing

6. Blustockings Displayed: Portraiture, Performance and Patronage, 1730 - 1830 Edited by Elizabeth Eger

7. A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of King George III by Janice Hadlow

8. The Wicked Waltz and Other Scandalous Dances by Mark Knowles

9. Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman

10. The Making of the English Gardener by Margaret Willes

11. The Beau Monde by Hannah Greig

12. Policing the Victorian Town by David Taylor

13. Making Modern Japanese Style Painting by Chelsea Foxwell

14. London Clubland by Amy Milne-Smith

15. Charlotte and Leopold by James Chambers

16. Kyoto Gardens by Judith Clancy and Ben Simmons

17. Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth by Lee Jackson

18. The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World by Dane Kennedy

19. Walking Jane Austen's London by Louise Allen

20. Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916 - 1918 by James Barr

Friday, January 1, 2016

Gold Bird Pendant

Gold Bird Pendant

A gold bird flies over lily pads on a silver background on this pendant. It is made from polymer clay. The pendant is based on Victorian aesthetic movement jewelry. It measures approximately 1.5" x 1.75" (35mm x 42mm). $14.00.