Monday, July 30, 2012

When in Doubt, Distraction Works

"When in doubt, don't."

Usually I 'don't', but I managed to push myself in another direction.

Without an idea which way to go next on the painting schedule, I turned to jewelry. Designing jewelry is a lot like painting. There are colors, shapes and spacial relationships to overcome.

Agate Necklaces ©Dora Sislian Themelis

It's the same creative process to work through, but the outcome is a little different. Still, as with paintings, someone has to be drawn to a piece to want to own it.

Raspberry Agate Necklace ©Dora Sislian Themelis

Paintings go up on someone's wall in a space. Jewelry gets to be worn and taken out into the world on someone's body. Same idea, but different.

Raspberry Agates ©Dora Sislian Themelis

So yeah, I thought a little jewelry distraction might be in order and put the paints aside for a little while to arrange some gorgeous semi precious stones. That shopping event is in September, but I may as well be prepared with items to sell. Unless I love these pieces too much to part with them.

Blue Agate Necklace ©Dora Sislian Themelis

Blue Agate Necklace ©Dora Sislian Themelis


  1. These necklaces are gorgeous!

  2. how BEAUTIFUL! you have a great eye. Going to check out your shop now!

  3. Thanks Jenny! Maybe by now you have been to my Etsy shop, but these are not on the site yet. In fact, a lot of my work isn't there because I'm not so sure if I like Etsy anymore. If you see work you like that isn't on Etsy let me know!


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