Friday, November 29, 2013

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I've spent the week preparing to host Thanksgiving and completely forgot until this morning that today is Black Friday here in the U.S. (If you live in another part of the world do you have a big shopping day like this or is it just us crazy Americans?)
So to kick off the serious holiday shopping…free shipping over at my shop through the holiday weekend. Use the coupon code FREE1 through Monday, Dec.2.

Monday, November 25, 2013

On my work table today

Convertible earrings - finished.

Another pair of convertible earrings almost finished. 

South Atlantic ring - now in the shop

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

And the winner is...

Congrats Janice - please send me your snail mail address and I'll get your earrings right out to you! 
Thanks to everyone who participated in the give-aways! 

I'm putting some larger rings and necklaces in the shop today through the weekend.

Things have gotten desperate with my "model" away at college. I'm going to have to work on this. But this is a real photo… and I really do wear my rings - they are some of my favorite pieces.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Its time for stocking stuffers. I still enjoy making tiny earrings! I hope to get them into shop sometime this week when I have time. Somewhere between printmaking, horseback riding lessons, geometry, chemistry and working at the food pantry.

Just one more day for the second give-away! I'll announce the winner Tuesday morning.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Switched up a pair of earrings from the shop to make them Convertible. I like them better now!

Don't miss the Give-away for a pair of convertible earrings going on until Tues. of next week. And have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Give-away 1 and Give-away 2

My ever-honest assistant Samuel has chosen and the winner for the brassy convertible earring give-away is…

Congrats Doreen - thanks for your interest in my work - and for your Pins! Please email me ( with your snail mail address and they will go out straight away!

Here's the second pair that will be given-away, with some of the variations.  Again, sterling silver hoops that can be oxidized if you'd like.

So leave a comment, post to your choice of social media (Pinterest highly recommended as the social media for us visual types) and I'll enter your name. The winner will be chosen next Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Give Away

This was the example pair of "convertible" earrings that I wore to the class I taught on Saturday (with new, never worn ear wires of course). And I'm giving them away today! They are three components that can be taken off, the back and middle can be flipped over for a different surface. So I think we counted over a dozen different ways you can wear them. The photos show a couple of the options. 

The ear wires are polished sterling but I'd be happy to oxidized them for you if you'd like. The polymer is brass and white.  As you can imagine they are super, super light weight. 

So to join in the give-away leave a comment below - by that I will know that you like FREE jewelry but also tell me what you think about the idea of convertible jewelry, parts and pieces that come apart, change around and give you different looks from the same components. Thats what I am working on right now and I'd really like to know what people think of the idea.

(Oh and send this around social media if you would, Facebook, Twitter and especially Pinterest.

A winner will be chosen on Thursday morning when the second pair of example earrings goes up for give-away. 

Monday, November 4, 2013


I think I can say that the Saturday polymer class was a success! I have to admit to having been fretful about the whole thing. I loathe speaking in public. Loathe it. So by Friday night I was laying in bed thinking "why did I agree to this?"

I totally forgot to take photos until the end but here L. is modeling her 3 part earrings - she did an excellent job! 

I faltered through the intro, I think,  I don't know. Its a blur. But I had planned that 75% of class time would be 8 students at tables, playing and messing about and that was a wise decision because I really like, and seem to be pretty good at, walking around and talking about each person's work, sharing ideas, addressing design issues. I say I'm pretty good at it only because students told me so…and enthusiastically asked when we can do a full day class. So a "full day with break for lunch" kind of thing is being considered for sometime this winter, maybe February.

My husband, the confident, fully trained, professional teacher of 16 years, just stayed in the background and kept two ovens timed and running perfectly. Afterward he provided gentle critique and we talked about what I could have done differently. What a guy!

I donated a copy of the book and its being cataloged and will be out on the shelves soon…our local library's first polymer clay book.

I'll do one pair of my example earrings as a give-away here tomorrow and one Thursday. See you then!