Tuesday, June 28, 2011


New etsy pieces! The earrings are made from the beads I blogged about earlier in the year. They are lime and powder blue enamel on copper plated steel. And the shell pendant is a piece that will appear in my book Jewelry Lab coming in September. Both jewelry pieces are available on my etsy site.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Check it

New stuff on my Etsy
just in time for summer!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bookmaking Journey at "heART space"

Wilmington artist Kim Beller and I will be offering a day long "playshop" and Bookmaking Journey at her studio "heART space" in Middle Sound here in Wilmington July 16th, 2011. We will take you through making a personal art journal. You'll learn how to etch a decorative copper plate for your book's cover, carve your own rubber stamp to embellish your book, as well as numerous collage and painting techniques for the inside of your book. You will burst with ideas as we break out paints, stencils, paint mediums, glue, ink, stamps, and collage papers and show you interesting ways to use them all in a nurturing, creative environment. If you are not an artist, or have only just started, this will be the perfect day for you to embrace your creative inner child. If you are a seasoned "art journaler" then join us for a day of playing and sharing.

We recently taught this in Manteo, NC and everyone was begging for more! I personally can't stop working in my art journals.

This day long retreat is $95 -with ALL materials AND lunch included.
All you have to do is show up with an open mind, ready or fun!
Space is limited so contact me for more information or to sign up.

The Shepherdess in San Diego

I will be teaching in San Diego at The Shepherdess
July 8th, 9th & 10th this year:
Hard Candy-torch fired enamel beads
Porthole Washer Charms-making links with mica and copper washers
Loveburst -puffed, torch fired enameled hearts

These washer links were made here in Wilmington by Marcie Abney in the Porthole links class.

Bach in Japanese Forest

A beautiful Japanese commercial for a limited edition wood covered phone. Bach is played on a ginormous xylophone in a Japanese forest.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Tools!

Check out the new tools in my Ladysmithsupply shop on Etsy!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Architectural Jewelry

Today Beverly Ash Gilbert and I walked along Milwaukee's riverwalk. She showed me these wonderful pieces of GIANT jewelry called "River Gems Urban Jewelry" made by John Ready. I ADORE them!