Here are a few new things in my shop. I'm at a point where I'm updating and adding new pieces fairly regularly so check back soon. 1. Elephant Love Pendant Necklace Sterling silver, copper, brass $160 I absolute love love love elephants. This little piece was originally a commission but now you can have your… Continue reading 13 New Listings in My Etsy Shop
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!
There are a lot of exciting things going on this month, way more than I can fit in one post. So I am going to start by telling you about my upcoming Mala Making Classes! This year I started teaching jewelry classes at Michaels Craftstore in Rossford, Ohio and I love it! So now I… Continue reading Mala Making Classes in Downtown Perrysburg
One of my favorite flowers has always been Gerber daisies. So when I was asked to make a layered Gerber pendant I was super excited! The client wanted it done similarly to the tree pendant which was precisely the way I wanted to do it as well. So after designing I started with cutting out the… Continue reading Growing Copper Gerber Daisies
There hasn't been a post in a while because I have been busy! And it has been the best kind of busy! I've had commissions to fulfill! I absolutely love commissions. Jewelry is about making something meaningful for someone. Something someone wants to wear all day - maybe never even take off! I've done many… Continue reading The Joy of Commissions
I have been wanting to learn about making rings and stone setting for a long time but other techniques always kept grabbing my attention first. But finally I had the pleasure of taking a three week ring making workshop for school. And it was amazing! And exhausting! For ten hours a day Monday through Thursday… Continue reading Rings Rings Rings!
I have always had more passions than time in a day. So whenever I find a way to combine my passions into a single project I get really excited. With this project I get to meld my love of metals with my joy of making comics, which has me really excited! The process for this… Continue reading Combining Passions
Sometimes the lifespan of a project goes like this. I'm somewhere between three and twelve weeks now. Nothing quite looks like anything at this point. Which is how projects always seem to start. Mostly there has been an awful lot of hammering. It's amazing that not long ago the two domes above were once flat circles… Continue reading A Short Comic and an Update on the New Tea Set
This year I entered my pieces in the Bowling Green State University Undergraduate Exhibition, was ecstatic when they were accepted and moved on to catching up on projects and the rest of my daily activities. I was sick the weekend of the opening and figured I would check out everyone else's work on Monday. When… Continue reading My Awards in the Undergrad Show and Other Awesome Student Work