Monday, December 20, 2010

my latest obsession....

this is a balinese rice barn. i discovered what this is when searching for property in the british virgin islands....i found a mini Shangri La-like home for sale on Tortola and it comes with it's very own rice barn! sooooo amazing.

Friday, December 10, 2010

green hill center for NC art, winter show 2010

i am really excited to have my work at green hill center. if you are in the greensboro, nc area you've got to check this place out- it is soooooo nice!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Made It! Market

Look for my Pearlette Jewelry on KDKA this morning! Hope you can make it out on Saturday for the market.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wine Walk in Franklin, PA this Friday

bracelet: a hand hammered sterling silver chain with a darkened finish contrasts this shiny tiny silver pepon...stop by Something Clever in 16323 this Friday to see my jewelry in person

Friday, November 12, 2010

I Made it Market!

Looking forward to being a part of this on Saturday, December 4
at the South Side Works....Come check out my new line of Pearlette Jewelry.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

holiday preview party at contemporary craft this thursday!

Join us in the Store on Thursday, November 11 from 5:30 to 8pm for an exclusive preview of new work arriving for holidays. Two very talented local artists will be here that evening: jeweler Adrienne M. Grafton will be here with new jewelry in sterling silver and sparkling gemstones, as well as woodworker Brian Ferrell who will be bringing new furniture and housewares. Meet the artists and have the opportunity to purchase their newest work. In addition, the Store will have handmade ornaments by Theo Keller, Toby Fraley, Brent Ernest, and more. Buy handmade for the holidays!

Monday, October 18, 2010

i made it market

very excited to have my "pearlette" line along with "jewelry n'at" on saturday, dec 4th at the i made it market! look for the studio situation table.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


inspired by eyelet fabric, this piece can be worn as a necklace (with a long chain) or a brooch.

Monday, September 27, 2010

home...this must be the place

i am loving the look of transparent enamel on bare copper. and, i am soooo happy here in pittsburgh so this must be the place!

Friday, September 24, 2010

top ten

ok, so melissa manley ( posted something somewhere a few weeks ago about her top 10 favorite albums. And although she said not to think about it and just write what comes to my head, I have been dwelling over it! So weeks later, here they are (not in any particular order). As with everything in my life, it is subject to change.

1. Outkast- ATLiens
2. Tracy Chapman- New Beginning
3. Pixies- Doolittle
4. Postal Service- Give Up
5. Lucinda Williams- Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
6. Better Than Ezra- Deluxe
7. The Avett Brothers- Emotionalism
8. Badly Drawn Boy- About a Boy soundtrack
9. Tom Petty- Wildflowers
10. Cowboy Junkies- Miles From Our Home

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Green Hill Center for NC Art

click above to visit green hill's site...once there, click the collector's choice gala button for more info on the WINTER SHOW. very excited to have my work there!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

alina bykowski

my former student alina is rocking on her name to see the scholarship she just received. congrats alina!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

marcia macdonald

very sad to hear about the passing of a fellow metalsmith. marcia has touched the lives of many of my colleagues and will be greatly missed indeed.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

marlene true at quirk gallery in richmond

if you are in richmond, va, stop by quirk gallery and see marlene's show. her work is beautiful!

"carolina, one day i'll, someday i'll come home"

i miss north carolina every time i leave. here are some pics from my recent visit. someday i will be on that sailboat!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

old friends and new work

having a BLAST at pullen art center in raleigh teaching an enameling workshop and re-uniting with friends. heading to Woods Gallery on Bald Head Island, NC for a trunk show on Saturday, July 18.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

work and play

a fun fourth of july weekend with friends and now looking forward to teaching an enameling workshop at pullen art center in raleigh this weekend.

Friday, June 4, 2010

my yard

i saved these flowers from the frost a few weeks ago by putting plastic bags over each one. it was worth it. they are gorgeous!

Monday, April 12, 2010

the studio situation

the studio situation is getting a facelift and flowers are blooming, finally. exciting!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Studio Situation Semi-Annual Jewelry Sale

The Studio Situation
612 Foreland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Sunday, April 11th Noon to 3pm
Please join Adrienne M. Grafton and Sharon Massey at
The Studio Situation
Semi-Annual Sale

Jewelry will be for sale and
Hors d’oeuvres and mimosas will be provided

Please park in front of the studio or at the city lot
Located at 529 Foreland Street

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

new jewelry

decorated enamel necklace: vitreous enamel on copper, silver, pearls

hammered circle pendant: silver, gemstones, 18k gold

Friday, March 26, 2010

oregon adventures

had an amazing time visiting my dear friend amy in oregon- we traveled into the mountains and then over to the coast, camping along the way.