Monday, December 3, 2007

Etsy Shop Review!

I am so excited to have had my shop reviewed for the Etsy Shops Directory! Lisa Fagan of wrote about her experience with the purchase of bangles from my shop. Check out the review at .
Thanks Lisa :)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Art Jewelry Collective

About a month ago, I joined a wonderfully talented group of artisans who design and create beautiful jewelry. Please check out the blog for the Art Jewelry Collective at .

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Easy (Really) Does It !

Here are some of the designs I reach for over and over in my everyday life. These are simple and easy to wear pieces - tried and true classics with personality!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Charms Tutorial Published

I am thrilled to see a tutorial that I wrote about a year ago finally in print :) I am honored to be a part of Katherine Duncan Aimone's Beading with Charms, published by Lark Books. Katherine is wonderful and made the entire experience fantastic. My tutorial is the "Olde World" charm necklace (2nd pic). My hope is that this tutorial encourages the beginner metalsmith to cut, file, drill and polish sheet metal.

Seeing this tutorial in print reminded me of other charm-focused pieces I have made, like my Onyx Briolette necklace (3rd pic). I plan on creating a couple of stellar charm designs for the holidays - who needs to sleep anyway? LOL

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Obsessed with Weaving Gems!

Lately, I have been fascinated with weaving little gemmy beads into sterling silver for a little punch of color. My designs generally have very clean lines with little ornamentation so I love the look of a simple row of little dots of color for embellishment. Here are some of the more recent creations. I have oxidized the metal for some of the designs in order to bring out the color of the gems. I will be adding more bangles (similar to my bangles tutorial that was published in Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry (Lark Books)) in the next few weeks.
All of the designs pictured are available at both and for purchase. I hope that you love viewing these necklaces and earrings as much as I loved making them!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Little Shop on Mintd

I just joined Mintd and have a few items there for sale. It looks like a great community of artisans. My shop address is

Sunday, August 26, 2007

New Work

I have had a productive month! Here are some pics of my most recent ideas...

Friday, August 10, 2007

Sterling Gesture

A couple of years ago, my tutorial for a wrapped heart pendant was published in Step by Step Beads Magazine (Interweave Press). It has been published most recently in the Gifts for the Holidays issue for the same periodical. I had forgotten how special this little heart is to me...

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Documenting an Artist's Process

Here I will document my process and progress as a jewelry artist. I hope to share thoughts and pictures that will inspire others to follow their dreams.

I have been fortunate enough to have my work published. The tutorials that I have written have been aimed at the beginner jewelry artist, providing basic skills that can be used in all designs, both simple and complicated.