Tag Archives: Aniello Designer Craftsman

New works, fall 2016

Studio is cranking, elves at work.

Chances are…

The local church is holding their annual carnival this weekend… I’ve added to the prize table loot with a mini-collection of summery bead earrings in white coral, rhodochrosite (pink), and amethyst (purple), $66.00 value tucked in a little terracotta pot. But there’s lots of great choices: restaurant gift certificates, florals, beachy & summery baskets, shiney […]

Small blessings

Loose ends

There’s always a thing or 3 kicking around here from back in the day. I figure sooner or later it all falls into place. This week one of our long ago friends stopped in to look at a special something for a special somebody. We’re catching up – she’s moved, I’ve lost track of the […]

I am not an elf

While I could be accused of being a small person, I’m too tall to be an elf.  No pointy ears.  Though this time of year, I do wonder about elves… are they more prepared than I?  I hope so.  But I’m trying… Once more:  I. Am. Not. An. Elf. However, there has been an occasion […]

Little gems… the butter kind

An old family favorite, these little butter cookies are a recipe from my mom’s long ago co-worker back in the day when she was one of the girls in the pool of clerks at Met Life in NYC.  Apparently Dolores was quite a cook, we’ve been making her cookies ever since… and in our house, […]

Making the invisible visible

Time once again for EtsyMetal’s ‘Blog Carnival’, where our group blogs simultaneously on a selected topic.  This month’s topic is about the role of family in our creative lives.  For me, another EM project started me thinking about family again…  our August ‘monthly challenge’ project was a homage to Alexander Calder (which you can find […]

Monarchs are coming

At long last, my monarchs are almost ready to emerge (see sketches in a previous post, here).  Still a ways to go, but this little preview seemed worthy of posting. I’m excited about the results… and will have more to come!

History of hearts

Valentines are well observed in our family… here are just a few snippets from the many years of vibrant wishes, collaged with great care and a joyful spirit, that we treasure still.

Winterberry giveaway!

In celebration of Christmas and all the wonderful winter holidays, I’ve created this special one-of-a-kind winterberry necklace exclusively to offer here as a giveaway from our Artigiano blog!  The hand fabricated silver leaves and berries are inspired by a huge holly bush that held a prominent position in our garden border through many years of […]