My new Watercolor Collection

My inspiration comes from reflecting back 10 years ago to my painting days.  

I dabbled in impressionist style painting. My medium was acrylic on canvas. I loved this style because I was not skilled at detail. I could use my brushes to create landscapes that were inspired by some of the pages in my art books mainly Monet. I was able to let myself go into my own little world. I took some classes and by the end I created this painting that hangs in my studio.  Most of my work was inspired by photographs but this one came from of my imagination after yearly trips to the beautiful state of Tennessee. I used to pack my paints and spent hours at my in laws cottage deck painting. I love the colors in this one. Someday I would love to pick up a brush and canvas again but for now all of my art is in learning techniques and designing artisan jewelry.

I was first introduced to altered metals by my friend Amanda Austin. For a little over a year or so I have worked to find  my own style of altered and embossed metals, brass and copper, embossing, inks and patina's. I have been playing and here is a sneak peak at several of my designs. If you caught my Bead Soup blog post I mentioned I had one necklace I was not including. I think I needed another reason to invite you back.

                       Notice the beaded link? 

This necklace was designed with these metals, patina chain, the magnesite wire wrapped link my Bead Soup partner Tania Spivey sent me, lamp work drop and sari silk in two pretty colors. It's hard to capture it perfectly but it is a peachy orange and teal. 

 I love the way these are turning out so watch for more of these designs in my Etsy shop. 

If you live in the Bay area of Northern California you can find many of these designs at the fabulous new ladies boutique, In the Mix. They feature the most amazing collection of ladies fashion, jewelry and accessories. Darci  and Judy can help you put an outfit together for any occasion. 

In the Mix also carries En La Lumie're collections featuring my handcrafted embossed metals, and 
artisan lamp work earrings and summer bracelets.  We also offer custom services if you don't see the perfect design for your new In the Mix ensemble. Be sure and check it out. 

"In the Mix"  at 11 Town Square, Downtown Vacaville

Our shows will be starting up soon and you can see our designs on May 4th,  just one week before Mothers Day at 

Trezhers Gifts at their Spring Stop and Shop event. 10 am to 4 pm at 3214 Riverside Blvd. Sacramento CA 

Our next two day weekend show will be at Novato Art and Wine June 8th and 9th. More about this show later. 

Thanks for stopping by an as always I love hearing your comments. 

You can find some of these designs in my Etsy shop at www.enlalumiere.etsy.com


  1. Your jewelry is beautiful. I love the colors together.