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My work expresses my love for all people and the beauty found in God's Creation. As an artist, I believe that the highest calling for an artist is to pursue excellence in craftsmanship and to bring all one's talents to bear in the service to humanity.

I have begun this blog to share with you my journey though the many forms of artistic expression that I use to bring joy and beauty to others. Today I am discussing my jewelry and later I will discuss my painting and textile work .

If you are interested in purchasing any of the art you see here, email me at vickiepoirier @ gmail dot com You can also fax me at 1-303-362-8465. I accept most major credit cards. Click on a category in the archive to see the different types of jewelry.

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Friday, March 11, 2011



I just finished two evening bags as gifts and liked them so much I think I will make some more.  They will be one-of-a-kind in similar collections.  For example, the Deco Beetle Bag would have the same or similar fabric, and construction, but be different in color or chosen beads.  What do you think?   Usually, I start with the beaded idea and then find the fabric to complement it.  I also work in leather.


This bag is made of vintage silk Japanese evening kimono/jacket fabric in a multi-colored metallic cloud pattern  with hand dyed silk satin cording and piping.  The beetles are bead embroidered stuffed forms with dichroic glass thorax and head.  The inside is lined in heavy silk with a zippered pocket, slots for creditcards, and a pocket for a phone.   It is signed.   I estimate a simalar bag to retail for about $700, with a smaller bag with one bug to be $480.   The handle is hand-dyed silk cording trimmed with beads and is adjustable to shoulder length or removeable.  It measures approximately 13" x 5" x 1.5".


This bag is cream and light gold vintage Japanese Obi fabric.  The clasp is geode slice, Agate geode, Smoked coral, Swarovski crystals, 18/0 antique seed beads and vintage Czech 3 cut seed beads. IT is also signed and lined in heavy silk with a zippered pocket and CC slots.  The handle is adjustable or removeable. The size is about 10" x 6" x 1.75".  The price for a similar one would be about  $370. 

If you are interested in purchasing one before I finish making some new ones,  contact me and give me a budget and color preference and I will work something up. 


Free motion metallic thread embroidery with granite base and crystal center.
I plan to make a series of these in different sizes to capture the beauty of New England fall.


This unique piece incorporates several antique elements.  First, the exquisitely carved bird cameo was made circa 1860.   I found it in a jewelry store among estate jewelry.   Then the seed beeds are tiny 18/0 beads made before WW I.  The modern elements include drusy, geode slice, Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls.  The leaf garlands are peyote stitch in a free hand style.  Some final garnishes include tourmaline and peridot. 


This piece was inspired by Audrey, one of my patrons.  It is a pendant necklace that can be detached and worn as a brooch.  The peyote beaded band can be worn as a double looped bracelet or a choker by using the little beaded connector.  It snaps together using jewelry snap closures.  The piece has a natural amethyst crystal cluster and is accented by flowers made of delicate Keshi pearls.  I have added vintage pressed glass leaves and a  hand-made borosilicate half bead by artist Jeff Lamy.  The band is vintage Czech three cut seed beads.