Sometimes I'm inspired to create with textiles! Crochet, knitting, weaving ...all have the potential to create exciting wearable art! No stone unturned, I let my muse roam freely to explore event this area!
Click your mouse on pictures for enlargments! Feel free to leave comments or ask questions! Thank you for visiting!- Mona Special Note: To view all of my designs without scrolling from page to page, just click on the "show all" tab at the bottom right of the first page of each album!
Many of my filigree components for fancy caged wire and collage works can be found at: Brenda Sue/B'sueBoutiqueshttp://www.bsueboutiques.com Great goods and a wonderful seller! Excellent packing, fast shipping. Can't say enough good things about this wonderful lady!
Previous comments from viewers: Wooo Hooo Mona!!!!! You made my pendant look incredible!!! Thank you!!! Sandra - Sandra Miller, Tue, 25 Jan 2005 4:42PM Love Tango Texas absolutely juicy!!! - Debbie Garlick, Sun, 23 Jan 2005 2:37PM Your work and Sandra's together! What can be said but....WOW!!!!!!! - Sherrilyn , Sun, 23 Jan 2005 10:49AM Your work is awesome Mona.... Love the fused leaf beads. - Barbara, Wed, 5 Jan 2005 8:28PM WOW! Your moonglow set looks like Haskell, and that green dichroic glass piece is TO DIE FOR! - Sheryl, Tue, 9 Nov 2004 10:54PM
This is a small album of some of the designs I have created using gemstones and pearls. You can view my online boutique using the following link: MonaDesigns To view all of my designs on one page scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Show All Button! Click on the pictures for enlargements! Feel Free to ask questions or leave comments! Thank you for visiting! Mona
This folder of pictures and videos is dedicated to my work and experiences with soldered filigree jewelry. If you are interested in this type of work, the best place to learn is a fantastic book by Jeanne Rhodes-Moen, titled "Silver Threads". It's available at Amazon.com and has taught me everything I know about this type of work.
Seed beaded work may be found here in mixed media of different forms. Seed Beads combined with Swarovski Crystals, or polymer, or just about anything else that can be embellished with the wonderful colors, textures, and various effects of the often underrated, but gloriously admired Seed Beaded hand work!
If you click on the button at bottom right that reads "show all", it will bring all of the pictures onto one page! Pictures of French Beaded Floral work by students from my class may be found at the end of my list of pictures here! Also included are two videos of my french beaded work! Have fun! Hugs, Mona
Fine wooden bead spinners I use were purchased from Lydia Borin in Tampa Florida. Her site is: www.7beads.com
Working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is an awesome experience. I would like to recommend two teaching publications. First is, "Creative Metal Clay Jewelry", by Cece Wire. Second, "Introduction to Precious Metal Clay", by Mary Ann Devos. There are also some great online tutuorials on PMC! http://www.pmc-conference.com/ http://www.squidoo.com/preciousmetalclay/
Beginning January 20th, 2008, at 2:00 pm CST, I started up a live radio talk show at nowlive.com. The Jewelry Connection is the name of the show and I am hosting guest jewelry artists, talking jewelry design, sometimes doing tutorials, and generally exploring the world of jewelry design from an artisans point of view and experience. I invite you to join us!
Update: December 29,2008 The program began in January with an audience of 15-20 people and has evolved into a live listening audience every Sunday afternoon of between 3000 and 8000 live listeners! I am filling the 2010 calender for guests artists and hope that you will consider being a guest on the show. Webcam and microphone/headset offer the best possible interview, but pictures and text messaging are another alternative and it is quite do-able. You can also call into the show to conduct your interview! I prepare video presentations of your work, send out invitations for your show, and offer a script to prepare you for the program! We can also meet in advance at the broadcast room to do an equipment check and get you familiar with the site long before your actual interview! To participate is FREE.
Show Time is every Sunday afternoon at 12pm PST - 2pm CST - 3pm EST depending on where you are! If you don't know what US time zone you are in this is a link to help you find your time zone http://www.timetemperature.com/tzus/time_zone.shtml Looking forward to seeing you there!----------M
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Update - April 10th, 2009. The First year with this program brought many exciting and wonderful experiences for myself and listeners alike!
The Jewelry Connection recently relocated to a new site and is better than ever with better quality video, better quality sound, and more user friendly interface for guests!
You may click through the podcaster below to visit the broadcast room. The podcaster will go live when shows are in progress on Sunday afternoons! Enjoy!
I have been lampworking for about six years now! I work with a dual gas torch (oxygen and propane). All of my work is kiln annealed for long enduring quality. The most recent work is first and chronicled in reverse order showing progress from day one, in the pictures at the end. If you want to see how I have progressed, start at the bottom and work your way to the top! This keeps the several people who are watching my progress from getting bored with scrolling to the bottom every time they drop in to see what is new! For questions or comments you can email me directly at email@example.com! Thank you all for your wonderful support and encouragement! Hugs to All, Mona
To view all of my torched glass on one page, instead of scrolling through multiple pages, click on the Show All button at the bottom right of this page!