I’ve been entering the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center student show every year for…years? and have never won anything. Yes, my pieces are shown, sometimes, but winning a prize has been elusive. This year, I won a Marcia Boehm award. Prestige, and a gift certificate to my favorite jewelers’ supply store. And it was on this […]

At the end of August, I participated in the Leon and Lulu Artist Market. If you haven’t visited this store, you really should! In Clawson at 14 Mile and just west of Main Street, Leon and Lulu is an eclectic mix of furniture, clothing, and general items found no where else. It reminds me of […]

This year, I participated once again in the Ann Arbor Art Fair, manning the booth for the Michigan Silversmith Guild. The weather wasn’t bad… hot but not life threatening, a storm, but nothing broke and little became waterlogged. It was a very long three days, however. I don’t know how people who travel the art […]

I just finished this beauty yesterday. Sometimes all of those tiny, random pieces in the idea box come together in a coherent design. I’ve had these pieces for as long as I’ve had the junk (um, I mean design) box. The bail is gold filled wire and silver weave. Most of it is sterling silver, […]

Sterling silver, 14k rose and yellow gold filled wire. Cripple Creek turquoise, labradorite, Herkimer diamond, mystic topaz, garnet. With current chain, approximately 18″ long but can be adjusted. $500 includes shipping. Pendant (to be hung on silver chain). Sterling silver, 14k rose and yellow gold filled wire. Amethyst, green amethyst, mystic topaz, peridot. $350 includes […]

Sterling silver pendant, 14k gold fill wire, 14k rose gold fill wire, Cripple Creek turquoise, pink topaz, two garnets. Approximately 2.5″ x 3″ – $200, includes choice of neck wire. Pendant, sterling silver, 14k rose gold fill wire, Cripple Creek turquoise nugget, a very large and nice faceted peridot, Herkimer diamond nugget. Approximately 3″ x […]

2014 was a brutal year. It was year full of stress, where I wrote very little, and created jewelry even less. There were problems everywhere, my husband’s pulmonary embolism, my dad falling and hitting his head on the patio (while chasing a mouse!) and getting his own blood clot on his brain, my son with […]

I’ve been very bad. It’s been over a year since I’ve been here, and I promise, I’ll be better. Pin with turquoise, amethyst, pyrite, peridot, blue topaz, and citrine. Pendant in sterling silver and gold fill, with turquoise, blue topaz, citrine.   Pendant with garnet, topaz, amethyst point, turquoise, peridot and citrine.   Copper pendant […]

The title says it all. I’m working in conjunction with the Michigan Silversmith Guild, and we will all be sharing a booth. I’ve been busy tagging, bagging, inventorying and taking photos. Hope to see you there! July 20 to 23. 🙂 Here are some of the items that will be offered for sale. A very […]

I wish I could say I was busy in the studio, but in actuality I have been tightening up my novel. And dealing with snow. And trying to maintain the rest of my life. Wire wrap classes started up again two weeks ago at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, and what a surprise to see […]

It’s summer and I’ve been busy! Mary’s wire wrap class at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center ended weeks ago, and of course, there is my life to consider (work, home, garden, kids, work, sick cat, writing, editing, and more work). Toward the end of this month – once the chaos ends – I plan on […]

Tomorrow night is the last wire wrap class until October, and since my last post, I’ve been very, very busy, both with wrapping, using flames (I love playing with fire…) and finally experimenting with prong settings. I’ll post more about the other things in the weeks to come, but today’s post is about prong settings. […]

Those of you who are older than dirt (like me) will remember the vinyl records. You know, before iTunes, before CDs, way before cassette tapes and 8-tracks, there was vinyl. We played them on the hugely antique and wildly humorous record players, or turntables as they were called later on. There were vinyl albums and […]

It’s time to take my addiction to wire wrap to a new level. Per the direction of my husband (who loves my work), my wire wrap teacher (who thinks my ideas are… well, twisted and wired) and our accountant (who thinks I should sell enough of of my jewelry to pay for my obsession), I […]

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BBAC started a new series of classes and of course, I signed up again. Even though I’ve already taken this class, the instructor (Mary) has given me and the other “oldies” new projects. Currently, I’m working on more fishies. So far I have three complete. I’m also trying to figure out a way to construct […]