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!