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Wedding Belles

My Wedding Belles Collection is small and represents somewhat of a departure from my usual work.  Wet felting wool is something I’ve enjoyed for years, but usually do it on a larger scale than this.  I think I started making little balls and couldn’t stop.

My work is done in the basement at my lovely workbench. After fracturing my patella, I couldn’t easily get down there. Thus, I looked for pieces I could do upstairs and on the couch while I healed.

The Wedding Belles Felt Ball Bracelet is a combination of white felt balls, natural white pearls and crystal-like beads on a sterling silver chain with a toggle closure.

The Wedding Belles Felt Ball necklace coordinates beautifully with the above bracelet. It is 2 sterling silver chains laden with white felt balls and white natural pearls. Star-shaped spacers accent the felt balls.

The Wedding Belles Convertible Necklace is really quite unusual.  Each of 5 strands has a very tiny lobster claw at each end, allowing for a great deal of customization. One or more chains can be removed as desired.  Change the strands, cross them, twist them, its all up to you.


“Affair on the Square”…. “Affair to Remember”

Isn’t “An Affair to Remember” an old movie?

All in all it was a lovely day. Well, almost.

Affair in the Square was held at the lovely gazebo in downtown Medina. A walkway encircles it with numerous spokes leading off of it. The setting was lovely.

The vendors were lovely and, in general, the goods were of a high quality.

The crowds were lovely. And, most importantly, they were buying my jewelry. We were really having a good day and enjoying ourselves (I’ve used the word lovely way too much here).

It was an enjoyable show and I would definitely do it again. We were having a great day. I sold several of my felt pieces, a smaller collection, which I love, love to make. More on felting to come.

Felted Blue Brimmed Hat
collar TAA

Sometimes I think I have bad karma or something.

Just when everything was going so well, the bottom fell out. I was standing, talking to a repeat customer when suddenly I felt extremely dizzy. I had to sit right away and my husband put a cold cloth on my forehead. A woman stopped by and suggested I put the cloth on my neck instead and then recommended I lie down for a few minutes. There was a bench behind us with 2 people sitting on it. She shooed them away so I could lie down. It seems she is a nurse; I really wish I knew her name so I could thank her. Next thing I knew, 2 EMTs appeared-still don’t know where they came from. I’m insisting I’m OK and want to go back to my booth until I try to sit up and everything is spinning. Long story short-my BP was 60/’just barely palpable’. That got my attention and I willing went to Medina Hospital. All is well now.

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This blog has morphed into an observation and reflection of life as an artist. I am a Denver based metalsmith who works in a call center by day, sells jewelry by night, and fills the rest of the waking hours practicing parkour. I am the founder of Purple Poodle Designs and I am the events coordinator for the Colorado Metalsmithing Association.


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