Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thaw and Flourish- Spring Fashion Show

Headdresses and jewelry from my spring fashion show at Thread
Photos- Joi Ong
Hair and Makeup Artist- Shevaune Ray
Model: Cecily Culver
 Model: Danielle Rousseau
 Model: meeee
Model: Cecily Culver
 Model: Joanna Eberts
 Model: Kat Amelia

Model: Sara Yakymovich
 Model: Laura Dimonte

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Tomorrow is my show at Java's Hearts and Crafts! I think it'll be a really great show!! Here's a sneak peak at some of the valentines I made. They are 3x4x1/8" pieces of cherry wood that I carved hearts and deer into, inspired by old school initial carvings on trees. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

productive studio day

A new ring: tiny golden buck mounted on antler.  
 New extra long slices of antler to work with. Not sure if I like the horizontal double ring or extra long lengthwise version better. They are really beautiful cuts. They were cut with a hand saw and much diligence.  
 These bullet earrings are a personal one-off project. They're a memento from my boyfriends birthday, when we accidentally found ourselves at a civil war reenactment.  
 Lastly, another new approach to an antler ring. This one is made completely out of antler. I made it with a new Dremel tool I got for Christmas. 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

FawnRay Designs is in a magazine!!!

Check out the recent issue of Rochester Woman Magazine. FawnRay Designs is featured in the Fabulous Finds section! Yay!

Graphic Design

For the past few months I've been doing some freelance graphic design for the gym where I worked in Aquatics over the summer and Housekeeping last winter. Here are a few of the bigger projects I really enjoyed working on. 
Burning Brighter was a yoga master class taught by guest Yogi John Salisbury. He has a lot of photos of himself in urban landscapes doing really challenging poses which were great to work with (including one where he's doing a headstand with nothing but the crown of his head touching the ground!) Check out those photos at
This is for a bootcamp-style program put on by two personal trainers. 
This is another program put on by two personal trainers. It combines Kinesis and kettlebells. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Animal Cameos and Winged Walnut Pendant

 I have been ruminating for a long while on how to use the copious amounts of acorn "lids" I've collected. I finally came up with a few ideas. My partner in craft, Maddy Roslow, and I were talking about new projects and the idea of animal cameos came up. First were two owls and a fox. Next I think maybe I'll make a raccoon, turtle, beaver, or cat. The owl has a golden/ copper painted acorn lid. The fox has a natural clear finish. The winged walnut pendant is inspired by a mixture of Native American eagle wing stylization and Egyptian scarab. (Side note- November is Native American heritage month. Thanks for giving us Thanksgiving and sorry for stealing and ruining your land and culture.) The walnut wing pendant will be painted black. All pieces shown have yet to be painted.
Here are the painted pieces.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Making New Earrings

I want to share what it takes to make my bark earrings. First a visit to the forest....
This shows how red pine bark fractures in faceted segments. No trees were harmed in making these earrings. I take a sustainable amount that would soon have fallen off anyway. 
I lay them all out to find pieces with similar color, size, and shape. They are cleaned up and finished with a clear protective coat. 
In pairs with possible feather combinations.
A few finished pairs!