I was never interested in a gratitude practice. I love to write stories, even essays are fun. (I am a proud nerd.) But writing in a journal has always been something I would pick up for a few days, then drop for a few years. I still do not do much journaling. But over the… Continue reading Grateful for Gratitude
Sunday July 29 10 am to 5 pm University of Toledo Main Campus Centennial Mall Booth 79 Parking available in North Lot 1, South Lot 1 and Lot 13 I will have a booth at my first ever art fair this Sunday! The orange dot on the map is me! I am beyond excited to… Continue reading My First Art Fair!
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 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
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 10AM – NOON AT MY DAILY GRIND COFFEEHOUSE 120 LOUISIANA AVE, PERRYSBURG, OHIO Join me this Saturday for a fun morning of handmade jewelry and delicious drinks at My Daily Grind Coffeehouse form 10am to noon! There will be jewelry pieces for sale and gemstones to peruse. I will be taking commissions… Continue reading June Jewelry Party!
With my monthly mala classes done for the year, here is one last class before 2017! Sign up for my Mala Bracelet workshop at the wonderful Way Public Library! Enjoy a morning with friends making a unique beaded bracelet with a handmade copper elephant charm that I will make specifically for the class. These classes… Continue reading Mala Bracelet Workshop at Way Public Library
I get a lot of people asking about how, exactly, commissions work. So here are the ins and outs and a few tips about commission me and other artists to do work! It all starts with a sketch I cannot speak to the process used by other artists, but for me it almost always starts… Continue reading How Do Commissions Work?
October is the last monthly mala class of the year! It has been so much fun teaching these classes but as the holidays approach (is that really happening already?!) I need to focus on the rest of my jewelry making to get ready for coming season. And don't worry, I'm not done teaching! Jewelry classes will… Continue reading October Mala Workshop
Patreon is an amazing way for people to earn their livings as independent artists. For hundreds of years artists have thrived on the patronage of their communities and Patreon is a modern day continuation of that integral process. Patreon.com is a website for artists to achieve their goals through gaining and maintaining a regular monthly… Continue reading Be a Patron!
I'm having a jewelry and gemstone party this Thursday evening! Come to My Daily Grind Coffeehouse from 7-9 pm and see some beautiful natural gemstones, pick some out and have me draw a design for a specially made commissioned jewelry piece just for you! Plus enjoy some coffee of course! Jewelry and Gemstone Party Thursday,… Continue reading Jewelry and Gemstone Party!