new work meet the maker


How Do You Do It?

I don’t know how y’all do it. My past few weeks have been quite busy, filling orders one after the next, and going through the lessons in my class. I can’t complain. My two children both attend full-time school, which leaves me with a large chunk of daytime working hours, and during those hours, work, […]

A Few Things

The second week of April snuck up on me. I’ve got lots of updates and news to share today. Our last “small change” is to put baking soda and vinegar to better use. They serve me well for cookies and salad dressing, but those two ingredients have so many other uses—all purpose cleaner, shampoo substitute […]


The blogging world has opened up many windows of opportunity for me, and not only for my jewelry. I have found a world of connections with fellow artists and bloggers—all whom share parts of their lives quite generously. In the past few weeks, the depth of those connections have revealed themselves in interesting ways. I […]

A Flood, an Anniversary, and a Snack

Ahoy! Here’s the state of my back yard at this very moment: Everything is a little topsy turvy right now with a pond for a yard, a wet basement, and two days of school canceled due to flooding. (Makes the mini flood of last summer seem like a walk in the park.) Here’s the good […]

Linky Love, the First of 2010

Want to know what has inspired me lately? There are far too many different people, projects, articles, and art to mention, but here’s a (small) sampling of my recent favorites: First, Kate of Marmalade Moon has reviewed books on creativity AND she’s giving away one of my sterling silver bookmarks! Head on over to her […]


As you know, I’ve been featuring my husband “A’s ” creativity this week. The reasons are many, but he celebrated a birthday the other day, too, and this was my way of shining the spotlight on him. Here’s how we celebrated his turning thirty-four: His gift was this crazy little bonsai tree. Coupled with origami, […]

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