Monday, January 21, 2013

It has been a while since I was here last.  A lot has happened.  The whole summer and fall have gone by and with it some great shows.  My beautiful daughter got married in September to a very handsome and kind young man whom I am happy to call my son-in-law.

My Freeform Wire Weaving book is nearing completion.  Less then 2 weeks to the deadline.  And of course I will be working on it till the very last minute. If everything goes according to plan it should be in bookstores in  October.

This year I will be teaching at William Holland School and Bead and Button Show.  Check out the schedule of my classes.

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts230 Lapidary Ln
Young Harris GA 30582-0980

April 28 - May 3, 2013 Wire Weaving Course

In this week-long course you will learn several weaving techniques while completing 5+ projects. For more information and to sign up please go to the school's website
Enrollment starts Dec. 3rd at 9am

Bead and Button Show
Delta Center
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 5, 2013 8:00am - 3:00pm Woven With Flair Necklace
June 5, 2013 4:00pm - 7:00pm Pinwheel Woven Pendant
June 6, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm Woven Bracelet with a Twist
June 7, 2013 8:30am - 4:00pm Woven Wing Pendant
June 7, 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm Treasure Necklace
June 8, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm Woven Filigree Ring
June 9, 2013 9:00am - 12noon Pinwheel Woven Pendant

For more information and to sign up for classes please go to the show's website
Enrollment starts Jan. 8th at 12 noon

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Show Schedule

So far my shows for 2012 are:

Wyoming Art Show - Wyoming, Ohio (Cincinnati area)Sunday, May 20, 2012 11AM to 5 PM
Summerfair Cincinnati - Coney IslandFriday, June 1 2PM - 8PM
Saturday, June 2 10AM - 8PM
Sunday, June 3 10AM - 5PM

Talbot Street Art Fair - Indianapolis, INSaturday, June 9 10AM - 6PM
Sunday, June 10 10AM - 5PM

Cane Park Arts Festival - Cleveland Heights, OHFriday, July 13, 2012 - 3PM to 8PM
Saturday, July 14,2012 - 10AM to 8PM
Sunday, July 15,2012 - 12NOON to 5PM

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art - Riverfront and the historic district of Madison, IndianaSaturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2012 - 10 AM to 5


I will be adding a couple more to this line up .soon

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Finally got around to posting some things on my Etsy account.  Check it out at  Here are a couple of them.

I was wondering if anyone has tried my Braided Bracelet tutorial.  I would like to hear from you.  How did you like it?  I would love to see a picture of your bracelet.

Have a great evening!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


My Braided Bracelet project is on the cover of the March issue of Art Jewelry Magazine!!! 
Check out the preview of the issue:

It should be in stores on Tuesday, Jan 31st.  If you are a subscriber you should get it sooner.

Monday, January 23, 2012


We got our first ice storm of the season this past weekend here in Ohio.  Freezing rain fell late on Friday and covered everything in ice.  Usually, the next day after the freezing rain the sun comes out and everything sparkles like there are diamonds everywhere, in the grass and the trees. This time though it was gray and gloomy.  Then it started warming up on Sunday and as the ice begun to melt the fog came out. Spooky!   But kind of cool, too.  

Then it really warmed up and we had thunder and lighting and heavy rain last night.  Thunder and lightning in January?!!!  In Ohio?!!!!

To cheer myself up went to check out a bead show that was in town last weekend.  Saw some pretty awesome stuff and couldn't resist buying some of it. 

Here are some of my spoils.

                                                A strand of ritulated quartz drops. Yum!

 Faceted amethyst drops, amethyst, moonstone, and iolite beads.

Kyanite, labradorite and moonstone drops. 

It was almost 60 degrees today! Crazy weather!  Maybe it will snow tomorrow.

Have a nice evening!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Happy New Year!

2012 is shaping up to be a very busy and interesting year for me.  Between writing my jewelry-making book and helping my daughter, Kat plan her wedding, I will have little time left to attend shows and for teaching. I will still do some shows, five or so instead of my usual 12 to 15.  I will also teach a few classes, by request only.

My confirmed shows for this year so far are:
Wyoming Art Show (Cincinnati area), May 20th
Cane Park Arts Festival (Cleveland area), July 8-10
Madison-Chautauqua Festival of Arts (Madison, IN), September 29-30

My display from one of the shows last year.

Check out my website at: for more information about me and my designs.   
Coming up in future posts:  Show and class updates as well updates on the progress of my book and other fun stuff.
Come back and check it out.
Have a great evening!