Since I was out of high school I wanted to be both an artist and a yoga teacher. Art has been an important part of my life since my parents gave me a box of crayons. Making things is part of how I connect with the world. And my yoga practice is part of how… Continue reading I Am an Artist Yogini
I have been making a lot of new jewelry lately - which has been fantastic fun! A recent mini obsession was with narwhals. Yes. Those awkward looking sea creatures with the giant tusk sticking out of their heads. A patron asked for a custom narwhal pendant for her daughter. And - confession - when someone… Continue reading New Narwhal Jewelry!
It's time to support your local businesses and artists for the holiday! Shop local in the morning from 9am-11am at Red Door Coffeehouse (120 Louisiana Avenue in Perrysburg) to get both your morning coffee and a gift of handmade jewelry for someone you love! Local artist Sara Kear will be there with rings and earrings… Continue reading Small Business Saturday Jewelry Sale!
I am excited to introduce my new collection of animal rings! These adorable sterling silver rings have sturdy bands and work well as stackable rings or on their own. The little animals are hand cut and engraved for detail. Each one is $30 and can be found in my Etsy shop. I will continue to… Continue reading New Animal Rings!
You can now purchase my work at Copper Moon Studio, Gallery and Gifts on Airport Highway in Holland, Ohio! I am so excited to have my work join that of many other skilled artists in this gallery. And the people who work at and run Copper Moon are amazing, too! Currently they have a collection… Continue reading I’m on the Moon!
I recently had the absolute joy of making an entire collection for an amazing couple's wedding. It is so much fun making a cohesive collection of jewelry pieces. I love working with a single theme and seeing where it takes me. The couple wanted the pieces to incorporate the look of branches, be made of… Continue reading Branches Wedding Collection
This commission started with the luxurious image of fireflies dancing around cattails and a pond on a moonlit night. A pretty piece of prasiolite (green quartz) was to be used to signify the pond and little 3mm round peridot cabochons were to be made into fireflies. I fell in love with the serenity of this… Continue reading Fireflies: A Photo Journal of the Making Process
I recently had the joy of being commissioned to make an extra dainty sterling silver sun pendant with a sunstone in the center. Here is a peak at what went into making this little sun that is smaller than a quarter. It all started with a sketch. After the sketch was approved I moved… Continue reading Little Sun
Jewelry Party! When: Saturday, February 11, 10 am - noon Where: My Daily Grind Coffeehouse 120 Louisiana Ave, Perrysburg, Ohio Enjoy great drinks and wonderful jewelry at My Daily Grind Coffeehouse this weekend! From 10am to noon I will be available to take a commission just for you or someone you love or just talk jewelry… Continue reading Jewelry Party!
I had a fantastic commission for a kraken pendant recently and thought it would be a good example to show what goes into the process of making a layered pendant. So I took a lot of pictures! Let's get started! After the initial sketch the first step is to get all the layers cut out.… Continue reading Release the Kraken