The Blog

Aaaah!
May 28th, 2009MusingsMegan 0 Comments

Last night, much to my horror, I discovered that my blog had been infected by some sort of virus, and I had to delete two of my entires. I’ve gotten everything cleared up now and I’ve re-posted them below. This was more of a nuisance than anything else, but what saddened me was needing to […]

Wings
May 28th, 2009New PieceMegan 0 Comments

When I was 14 I read a book called A Book of Angels by Sophie Burnham. For those who haven’t read it, it’s an overview of the history of angels through mythology, folklore and personal accounts. It had a major effect on me at the time and how I viewed the world. I remember staring […]

The Curse of the Alumnae Newsletter, or Why Jewelry?
May 28th, 2009MusingsMegan 0 Comments

My primary years of education were spent at a magical girls’ school in the Philadelphia suburbs. I say magical, because I have never seen a more beautiful campus (an old Victorian hotel surrounded by weeping cherry trees), and because it is a place that so fervently believes in the brilliance and talent of young women. […]

My Ongoing Obsession
May 18th, 2009New PieceMegan 0 Comments

There are two types of jewelry that are dearest to my heart: eye-catching, dramatic pieces and deeply personal, well loved ones. I’ve been having an ongoing desire to create rings that fall into both of these categories– marrying the extrovert with the introvert, if you will. I recently created a pear-shaped ring that has become […]

Jewelry for the Senses
December 23rd, 2008MusingsMegan 3 Comments

This is the phrase that Paloma Picasso once used to describe her perfume. I’ve always loved this particular description and thought it was a wonderful way to describe the various unnecessary pleasures we all enjoy. The little things that make life better. Today I’m using this phrase to describe candy: specifically toffee. My mother taught […]

Transformation
December 3rd, 2008MusingsMegan 3 Comments

My mother recently commented that all the jewelry I’ve been creating lately has an element of transformation, “Snakes and cicadas: shedding skin and change!”. I broke out laughing. I hadn’t consciously realized this, but of course! These are topics that have been weighing heavily on my mind, so naturally they would come out in my […]

Sshhh…
October 10th, 2008New PieceMegan 7 Comments

I love jewelry with secrets. When I was 17, I bought my first poison ring. It was sterling silver filigree, and I purchased it from an antiques dealer in Mystic, Connecticut. As I did not have the murderous tendencies of Lucrezia Borgia, nor did I have a cocaine habit, I really had nothing to put […]

Smoke and Mirrors: My Work in Progress
September 6th, 2008MusingsMegan 3 Comments

I’ve been asked quite a few times in recent months about my creative process; where do I find inspiration, do I sketch everything first?, etc. In some cases I wasn’t immediately able to answer the question. This has caused me to pay far greater attention to how I work. My tendency is to come up […]

Love, Spirit and Other Big Themes
August 6th, 2008MusingsMegan 6 Comments

I was originally going to title this post “Abstract Concepts and Jewelry”; just typing that I can hear the sound of crickets and peoples’ eyes rolling back in their heads from boredom.A year or two ago I was working at my bench when a thought suddenly struck me, “Why do I rarely see abstract concepts […]

Stevie Nicks and Synchronicity
July 22nd, 2008MusingsMegan 2 Comments

I adore Stevie Nicks. I have for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I would play “rock star” with my neighbor Eileen. I don’t recall a great deal about this game, except that Eileen was always Joan Jett, and I portrayed Stevie Nicks (this involved a fist full of ribbons and […]

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