Sally Who? and Tiny Worlds--What?
Former high school biology teacher and editor of the
Flatlander, a free rabble-rousing newspaper. These
I'm the Lead Tomato at Davis' monthly Square Tomatoes Crafts
I surf the Net for designs, folklore, and mysterious amulets;
run a jewelry biz; and teach at the UC
Davis Craft Center.
I live with my loving husband Martin Homec, three feline
companions, and I feel privilidged to be the mother of my
California, at home
& the UC
Davis Craft Center
I cast bronze and silver, make beaded necklaces, polymer citters,
and fabricated pieces
I sell at
the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair, from my own home, on Etsy,
and soon through this website.
I teach model making and lost
wax casting at the
UC Davis Craft Center.
Folklore, Netsuke, Science & Superstition
Fox from the real world
A statue of a fox at a Japanese Temple
A kitsune from a manga.
I got inspired and made this silver kitsune.. Sorry only
Welcome to my website!
jewelry that has personality.
This means amulets, spirit creatures, and
pendants. What is a
Japanese antiques, tiny sculptural
pieces that men wore on their belts sort of like cell phone charms of
fascinated with kitsunes—a 9-tailed Japanese spirit fox. Kitsunes, like Western
foxy ladies, are known
for being slinky and causing mischief.
national sorcerer, Abe no Seimei was said to have been born of a man
and a fox
spirit who shape-shifted into a woman and gave Seimei his spiritual
cast several versions of kitsunes and fox masks.
||I started making creatures
out of polymer clay long before I
cast metal items. Some of these made their way into metal
still working on turning the bad-assed crow into a silver
are opinionated, squawky, as inventive, and some say as intelligent as
Crows follow human footprint, eat our
garbage, devour battlefield corpses, and skulk their way
Jewelry Inspired by Mayan Glyphs
One of the best parts of
being a jeweler is
surfing the Web for designs from all parts of the world. No
cultures represent the natural world in the same way. In
Japan and America don't even see ocean waves the same way. I
the strong bold lines of Mayan design. Pictured above are
I made of Mayan glyphs. Below the drawings
are pendants I
made in response to these designs. I never saw a mermaid in
glyphs, but I'm certain that they really meant to create one.
Beat the Price of Precious Metal Clay:
Classes and Tutorials
I'm pleased to
tell fellow jewelers that they can
beat the price of pmc and still make jewelry with
(hands-in-the-goo) product. Take a look at my tutorials page
see how. Briefly, I model a sculpture in
SuperSculpy hard, make
molds of this with SortaClear 18, pour wax in the mold, and cast this
by the lost wax process. I teach a class in this method
at the UC Davis Craft Center.