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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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Monday, July 23, 2012

New Jewelry


Here's my latest work. I've started a new cuff collection pictured below and two new necklaces. The cuffs are formed over a brass base for strength and flexibility. They are then lined in utrasuede, which makes them very comfortable to wear.    

Smoky Quartz Cuff
This piece features an unusual quartz formation of overlapping flat sheets.  It reminded me of a beetle, so I added eyes.

Geode Swirl Cuff
This piece features a Geode, Oregon Opal, Labradorite, Moonstone,
Freshnwater Pearls, Swarovsky Crystal, and Citrine.

Asian Asymetrical Cuff
Black Jade, Magnatite, and Gold focal stone, with 24K GP seed beeds.
This cuff is worn with the opening on the top of the wrist. One side is wider than the other.

Amonite Cuff
I recycled one of my brooches into this statement cuff.
Amonite, Tiger Eye, Freshwater Pearls, Swarovsky Crystal.


Geode Cuff II 
This cuff has the same minerals as the Geode Swirl cuff.
These cuffs are incredably comfortable to wear. 

Agate Cuff
This piece has a beautiful freeform agate by Howard Ewing and Mexican fire opal nuggets.
It is worn with the opening on top.  It just sold!
Pretty In Pink
Rhodochrosite Drusy, Turquoise, Amethyst, Rose Quartz,
Ametrine, Keshi Pearls Jeff Lamy Glass, with extenstion to adjust length.  
GOLD RUSH     Deco Rutilated Quartz
Pyrite Drusy, Fabulous Sculptural, Hand Cut Rutilated Quartz,
Smoky Quartz, Freshwater Pearls, Swarovsky Crystal. This features a collection of Cabochons by Howard Ewing. 

I just finished this new necklace for this year's 2012 competition at the Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen fair in Lake Sunapee, NH.  It is called 'Thirtynine Halves Make a Whole'.   My colleague in the League, Jeff Lamy, makes these incredible glass beads.  Sometimes, when they are cooling, they split in two.  I LOVE them for my jewelry.  This neclace is very soft and drapey on the body.

It has Jeff's beads, Agate, Laboradorite both faceted beads and chips, Swarovsky crystals and 15/0 seed beads.

Another new piece is Midnight Moon.
This piece has black Pietersite, druzy, Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls with a
peyote stitch band.

Midnight Moon Detail

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Finished Painting

At The Well In Barli


I think I've finally finished  my oil painting of the young women in Barli drawing water.  In most parts of India, water is very important and a lot of time is spent obtaining it.   This painting is the first of a series of paintings I plan to do showing the women of India in their daily lives.