Monday, October 19, 2009


Hello and hi.
I finally got a hold of a camera and seem to be completely inept at using anything digital, but I at least attempted to take some photos of the jewelry I have around.

These are some pieces I showed in the JOIN show back in June.

 recycled urban maple, sterling silver chain, green amethyst, smokey quartz, mirror


recycled maple, natural quartz crystal, sterling silver, smokey quartz, kyanite, mirror

Antique picture frame, Hermiker diamond, recycled maple, sterling silver, 14k gf, kyanite, smokey quartz, mirror.

And this is the principle piece in a
new line of jewelry that I am launching. 

Leather, crystal quartz, rutilated quartz, green amethyst, freshwater pearls, sterling silver, antique charms, citrine, 14k GF, peacock feather

Very excited to launch this new line. Hoping to have a finished collection by Thanksgiving.

P.S. word on the streets is the fancy show is a reality (awesome). Meghann and I celebrated last night with karaoke and dancing our asses off. I preformed a rousing rendition of "loveshack."  Thanks the crescent.
xoxo b.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Process drawings cause cameras are obsolete

So these are the drawings of the collaboration that meghann from &c. jewelry and i are working on together.
We are submitting them to the Scrap show at fancy. woo hoo!

Yeah so i guess big rings are the wave of the future. Keep posted, actual pictures will be up soon.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

trip to pdx pt.2

I am absolutely obsessed with this woman's art. I first saw it at a little antique store on Mississippi, but with further research i discovered that she does some really phenomenal work.
Her name is Ria Charisse and the line is called dear swallow.

this is her business card and an awesome cast skull.

so this is probably sooooooo 2008 but i love it any way. Apparently at Velocity right here in seattle is this company called Roost. I am also obsessed with their rock crystal salt and pepper shakers. Apparently i am a sucker for salt and pepper shakers. (see below). Will you get me this lamp please?

Also did you know about this? I am really feeling it. I love this billboard mostly because it is not marked. There is absolutely no mark! You would think that somebody would want to take credit for such an awesome campaign.

and what do you know about some pinball? or an evil magician that you have to defeat? yeah i know all about that. Pinball games at ground kontrol are only $.50! oh dang.

Apparently portland really pampers their pets!

and what about these two? Can they please be my new family.

so this concludes my adventure into the wild land of Portland.
Tonight i will be going into the studio to get everything ready for a show i am hoping to get into in November.

Process pictures soon!

p.s. what do you know about the men who stare at goats?

Monday, October 12, 2009

oh my god! i have the internet back!

After a long time away from the wonderful world of the internets i am back. There are so many updates in my life...
I am turning fortyfive09 into a sort of collective, where this blog will be posted on by myself as well as some of my collaborators (partners in crime really) will be posting on this here blog.
i also did not get financial aid this year so school is now a much further way away. I am going to take the opprotunity to get more involved with my jewelry. i am pretty excited about it.
But now for my long awaited photos of from my trip to portland this summer!

I took this photo while on a walk on a dormant volcano in the heart of portland. What do you know about the entrance to narnia?

I went to this awesome antique mall that had shitty customer service, but it had awesome little nooks and crannies full of stuff every where. It was an amateur photographers dream!

This is an old lamp that i would love to try to recreate at some point. I found it amongst others at a "re-store" esque reuse shop on mississippi. An idea paradise.

This was the last picture that i took in portland. it was so effing hot out i thought i was going to die, but i loved the contrast of this drab building against the bright sky. All in all my experience was totally inspiring and looking through these pictures just reminded me of that.

later tonight i will be posting some more stuff from this trip.
Now that i have internets again my posting will be far more regular so stay tuned....or something.

and ps. i don't hate blogging as much as i did this summer.
pps. i think winter is officially here.