Monday, November 29, 2010

New and Nuno

Chrysanthemum made of bronze and copper clays.

And here's a nuno felted scarf in process. Nuno felting combines wool with another fiber in an open weave, such a silk or cotton gauze, using soap and water to bind the fibers together for incredible texture and design possibilities. I'm so excited to be pursuing something soft and warm and to give my hands a break from metal. As shiny and fascinating as it is, the sharp, cold, hardness of metal appeals to me very little in the colder months.
Coming soon, pictures of the four scarves I'm almost done making, which are headed to Flow, our Marshall gallery.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Direction

Inspired by an upcoming fashion show/benefit, I made some bangles with stainless steel and gemstones.

And I'm superexcited about these birds~ I'm working on scarves, hats, and tiny bags that would be perfect for a cellphone or medicine bag, all from recycled wool sweaters with bits of antique lace and buttons.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Marshall Handmade Market

Lots happening in the sunroom studio these days, especially now that garden season has quieted down. Hopefully I can get some photos up of some pieces for the fashion show following the Marshall Handmade Market. Big, copper, felt, lots of reds...very different than my usual work. And of course, more jellyfish and pods and twigs and leaves and birds.

Love to Know Interview

Thanks to Adrienne at Love to Know for the interesting questions.

Read more here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Gallery!

It's been too long since I've had new work to show off on the blog, but with good reason.
Seven other women from the Marshall High Studios and I have been hard at work opening and now running a new gallery in our sweet little town. And we just heard the governor will be visiting us next week~ how exciting!!

Here are just a couple of quick shots of the space, with many more on our FLOW Facebook page.

And here's the hand made book I made for our in-store communications~

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday, April 09, 2010

Speaking of Honeybees...

I am proud to announce that a portion of proceeds from the honeybee wholesale line is now going to help support the honeybees. The bees are vital pollinators and without them, we'd have little to eat.
Our friend at Wild Mountain Bees is supplying us with everything we need to get started with our own hive.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Directions

After years of deliberation, months of planning, and many weeks learning Adobe Illustrator, my wholesale catalog is finished and on its way to shops and galleries throughout the Carolinas (and if you're a wholesaler buyer and would like a copy, just send along your contact info to amymooredesigns (at!)

In the meantime, I've been honing a few ideas for extra special custom designs, all of which involve preserving treasures and heirlooms in unique settings. Clients send me their treasures and we work together to create a setting to help preserve them. They'll be listed later this spring on my website and can be purchased in my Esty shop.

I've made rings and cuffs from bits of lace that turned out beautifully. The process involved making a mold in clay from the lace and then making a relief model out of metal clay, which is then cast in sterling silver for strength and durability. Oxidizing the silver enhances the delicate details. And what an incredible way to preserve a favorite swatch of lace!

The other pieces are pendants that can hold tiny treasures~ one is a setting I use for bits of sea glass, river stones, pottery shards, or any special object that is somewhat flat in shape. The other piece is created with a basket weave and shaped like a flower pod, encasing a small treasure or a few treasures. As long as they're no larger than a macadamia nut, they'll fit inside the woven pod.

More photos to follow soon!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010