Saturday, December 20, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Daily Candy

Daily Candy featured me today in their Atlanta edition!

"First came the rubber motto bracelets. Then the oversize rhinestone peace sign necklace. And finally, Stacy and Clinton.

There’s an easier way to show you got the message: sleekly gothic jewelry by Athens metalworker Laurel Hill.

Individually stamped pieces combine personal quotations with an Edward Gorey aesthetic. So you can speak your mind while minding your manners.

Spread the word with silver necklaces, knuckle-dusters, and rings large enough for phrases like “Toujours” and “Love will tear us apart.” (Someone actually requested that one.) Custom orders take about a week and can be done in copper or gold.

Proving your distinct taste and the will to use it?

That’s really making a statement."

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Defend like a champion today.

I got a custom order for a banner cuff bracelet with the words "defend like a champion today" and the buyer sent me a message explaining her inspiration...

"I work for the public defender, and plan to focus my career on providing free legal representation to poor folks. I just found out I passed the bar, and I want to remind myself to fight my hardest everyday for my clients."

What an awesome lady.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008


I.C.E. was super! I ran into some old much-missed friends, including a surprise from Byron who bought a small coffee farm in the Dominican Republic. Excellent. Here are some photos, although I love how I didn't bother to straighten my display before taking them...

Friday, November 14, 2008


Andrew Gn

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Big, fuzzy visitor...

This morning I had a handsome visitor in my living room. He wasn't shy at all, I had to shoo him under the couch with a spoon so Special Agent Dale Cooper wouldn't try to eat him. I think he's a wolf spider... anyone?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Enhabiten included my bison necklace in this awesome Etsy treasury...

Sorry the last row is wonky, I'm really no good with computers.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Etsy Feature...

My custom banner necklace is featured in an Etsy gift guide, hooray!

Monday, November 3, 2008

new earrings... simple, rustic hoops inspired by ancient Greek jewelry.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

curiosity cabinet

i just joined an amazing Flickr pool, Curiosity Cabinet- Handmade Specimens. it's just what it sounds like, a collection of objects that might have come from a cabinet of curiosities, and they're all handmade. a few favorites...

Faux Deer Antler Bracelet

crocheted from plastic bags! by gooseflesh

by laurie brown

The patient object
by 2Roses Jewelry

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I got a custom order for a banner ring with the words "AB IMO PECTORE," latin for "from the bottom of my heart." Here's Steve modeling it.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

new ring...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

squirrel update

I got this email from my mom today...

"Hello! Here are a few pictures from this morning's breakfast-- we actually had 4 of the 5 squirrels present and at one point I had momma's boy (top pic) on my arm with "Girl" eating from my hand and little buddy running up my leg... Momma's boy actually ran down the tree to greet us this a.m.!"


Thursday, October 9, 2008


This flower was in a David Attenborough video called "The Private Life of Plants" that I saw years ago, (it's amazing, watch it) and I forgot about it until I happened across a picture of it here, along with a good article.  The flower is huge, a meter across, and it looks and smells like rotten meat.  Awesome, disgusting.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

There's a fantastic post by Sadie on Jezebel about an exhibit of 19th century Native American clothing at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. "Fast fashion" is a touchy subject for me, and the value and significance of these garments is striking. Clothing doesn't mean as much today. There are small designers who make meaningful, sustainable clothing and people who make their own clothes from recycled materials, but it isn't the norm. At least when the apocalypse comes nobody will have a choice. OK, that's a pretty selfish thing to say, but Forever21 pisses me off. Yes, they have cute clothes, but in two months they'll fall apart and be out of style. And then they go to the landfill. And I won't get into the labor exploitation.

Monday, October 6, 2008

More new etched jewelry... these earrings are etched with images of Porpita nuda, a tiny aquatic invertebrate.  

Sunday, October 5, 2008

squirrel rescue

My parents brought home the baby squirrel that was injured, along with 4 of his friends, from the wildlife rehabilitation center. His eye healed, and he doesn't seem to be scared of my parents, like his mom. The squirrels have a little house (until they can build their own shelters), and a food dish, although they prefer gathering acorns from the yard.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

more etching... 
star anise

Thursday, September 25, 2008


My friend Stephanie makes amazing prints/textiles/paintings/embroidery and I've had the good fortune to make some trades with her. Here's what I got...

I wanted to shoot them in their natural environment on the wall, but my hand just isn't steady enough. My photos don't do them justice, hopefully you can still tell how rad they are.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I've been etching again, it's smelly and chemically and potentially dangerous, but the results are great. 

Monday, September 22, 2008

My friend Steve's cat brought him a dead bird, so he mummified the legs and requested that I make him an earring.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I made these earrings over a year ago as an etching experiment and then somehow forgot about them... I think I was disappointed with how they turned out... But I found them, and I love them. It's so easy to dismiss something that isn't at first what you thought it would be.

Monday, June 30, 2008


This girl has a beautiful etsy shop, this print is my favorite...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008