Monday, November 25, 2013

Etsy Offerings

I don't think I've ever had so many items in my Etsy shop! Yesterday I added one of my last resin and sari silk pendants and today I finished another Fusion Bangle and Earring Set.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Winter Moods- A West Coast Colour Palette

I pulled out all of my favourite colours for this FuSion Bangle and Earring Set. Muted greys, greens and mauves all mixed together to reflect my westcoast landscape at the the of year when there is a cold crackle in the air.

It's available in my Etsy Shop!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Etsy Earrings

Here is today's Etsy offering- a fun pair of  earrings. Like yesterday's FuSion Bangle, these colours are all about summer to me. 

Tomorrow's offering will reflect more of a west coast winter palette.... stay tuned!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

My Etsy Shop for Holiday Shopping

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I've spiffed up my aMused Studio Etsy Shop for the holiday season! I plan to add something new each day through November and December... today I've added a FuSion Bangle that celebrates the summery colours of the tropics. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Assyrian Clay Cylinder Seals

I was transfixed in the Assyrian section of the Louvre during my visit to Paris. The cases were filled with Cylinder Seal Roller Beads. The impressed and fired tiles were used as administrative tokens. Each roller bead was made with a durable carved medium and rolled onto faience day & fired. It was fascinating to see the intricately carved beads & the perfectly beautiful impression they made. Some were very Simple and others were  were heavily worked & must have been worn or displayed with panache. I particularly liked the beads with raised edges which made a nice framing line on the token.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

aMused in Amsterdam

We are in the middle of a European adventure & we have made a  home in A houseboat on the Prinsengracht Canal for the last three nights. It has been rainy today & the rain is drumming on the roof - perfection.
Today we visited the sublime Van Gogh Museum.
Some of the sights: