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The hidden magnetic clasp for the Fiesta Necklace has evolved through the years. Initially, it was a shiny silver ‘end cap’ on the buna cord. Jan Frame suggested painting the silver, so it would blend with the flat black of the buna. 147 more words

Laurie Prophater

Wire of Choice

My introduction to telephone wire as a design element was during a conversation with Kenya’s Gemini Desai. In Africa resources are scarce and materials are repurposed in a myriad of ways.  130 more words

Laurie Prophater

Teaser Tuesday - Burn It Down

Been a while since I shared any writing snippets with you so I thought I’d give you a peek at my latest and greatest! er… well, the one in progress anyhow. 2,005 more words


Finally...Studio Time

No matter how hard I tried, life kept interfering with studio time. January is my favorite month to experiment and those experiments often go into February or even March. 228 more words

Laurie Prophater

jigs & rods


Believe it or not, the weaving is done! 70 yards of it. And now I am returning to my ‘roots’, so to speak, and bending 1/4″ steel rod to create an armature for this mammoth installation. 205 more words

New Work


beginnings of another picture. experimenting with colored pencil -(prismacolor verithin)I’m really wondering how this is going to turn out- i usually make a black india ink outline and shade after, with markers first followed with pencil(normal prismacolors) after. 112 more words


More Kaleidoscope Progress

Today is our first quiet day for a while! It’s a good day to stay in and work on this project, as the weather is nasty — sleet, freezing rain, snow, and oh! 54 more words