Sunday, January 13, 2019

Craft Forms

Thankfully the snow held off long enough for us to make a trip to Craft Forms on Saturday. Its at the Wayne Art Center, not far outside Philadelphia just off Rt. 30.

Anu by Tate Newfield, Assembled blown glass, enamel paint

I was especially excited to see my internet friend Gail Baar's work in person. Her statement resonates strongly with me and I think you can probably see why we are drawn to each others work.

Body Language 7 by Gail Baar, Fiber

Notably there were two works in polymer, a necklace by Ford and Forlano and a brooch from Jeffrey Loyd Dever. But what Kyle and I both felt we enjoyed the most was simply the wide array of materials and techniques represented. It made for really interesting viewing and reading - metals, clay, paints, papers, fibers, staples, pine needles wool, scorched wood, resins, magnets, glass...antique bear fur.

The show runs until January 26 if you can make it.

Restore Your Agency II by Morgan Hill, various scorched woods, resin, magnets

Sunday, January 6, 2019

New recycled earrings

There's a new batch of Redeemed, recycled earrings now in the shop but people tend to snatch them up pretty quickly so if you're interested in a particular pair I would say don't be hasty.

My next batch will be available at ACC Baltimore next month.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome 2019

For me 2018 had some real highs and, unfortunately, lows. And although technically nothing is really any different than yesterday, something about a new calendar, with all of 2019 laid out before me, feels fresh and encouraging. (I'm old school in this respect - paper and pen calendars for me thank you. I've been using free printable ones for a couple years now and in 2019 I'm using these.)

Printable calendar from oh so lovely. This is one of 46 designs for 2019!

The first new work I'll be posting this year will be one-of-a-kind Redeemed earrings, available Jan. 6 (with an early preview for email followers...sign up here if you haven't already.)

Wishing you peace and all good things for 2019!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Holiday Heap

Just six days out from Holiday Heap in downtown Baltimore!

On Saturday I devised a plan for set-up since I have just 90 mins. to  get everything into place in my 8'x5.5' booth. This show has a bustling, "European Christmas Market" feel that I really enjoy 10 days out from December 25. The Early Bird tickets have sold out but you can join us for FREE 10am-5pm.

I'm making plenty of stocking stuffer sized/priced earrings in addition to a plentiful selection of my regular pieces and one-of-a-kind Redeemed earrings. My "elves" (read:parents) are also preparing some pre-wrapped jewelry boxes (snowflake paper/silver ribbon) for those who could use the extra help getting everything done.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 22, 2018


Avoid the crowds and shop small! Enjoy Free Domestic Shipping in both my Etsy and main web shop November 23 through 26.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Richmond show

Other than the stress of our trip south starting out in heavy snow, the weekend at Craft+Design in Richmond was fantastic! The Visual Arts Center took good care of us in every way from the opening night cocktail party, to Saturday night artists dinner to offers of help during tear down. If you've heard good things about Richmond...believe them. I'm looking forward to going back for a long weekend when we can explore more of this beautiful, historic, artsy city.

I got a little weepy seeing one of those signs with my name for the first time. 

This makes it look like my husband did all the work. That would be because he did. The tricky bits anyway. 

We really enjoyed getting to know our "neighbor" vendors at the show too, one of whom, Jenny Jen 42, as it turns out, was my Dad's student teacher in 1986! What a small world! I'll be doing Holiday Heap with her in just 3 weeks. The others I'll see again in a few short months at ACC  Baltimore. So happy for that.  

And now for a bit of down time. Wishing all those in the US a Happy Thanksgiving! 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Craft and Design 2018

The big week has arrived! In just a few days I leave for Richmond, VA and the Visual Arts Center's Craft + Design show. It is all systems go around here and I'm very thankful for the help and encouragement of my friends and family.

I have so much new work to show and it will be great to get feedback in real time. Many pieces are variations on a theme or one of a kind because that's my favorite way to work.

You can buy tickets online including for the Patron's Preview party 6pm - 9pm Friday night which I believe includes drinks and hors d'oeuvres and the and Rise + Shine breakfast Saturday 9:30am - 11:30am which includes, as you'd imagine, a lovely catered breakfast. General admission runs 11am-6pm Saturday and Sunday.

Hope to see you there!