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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Workshop Offered At The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC

A One Day Wearable Journal Pendants

Class Offered in New York

 Join me this Sunday, May 19th, in New York City at The Fashion Institute of Technology!  I will be giving a class on how to create these beautiful little journals to wear around your neck.  Learn how to use the soldering iron, cut metal, bind the pages and create special clasps that will hold all your secrets inside.

For more information go to the FIT web link at

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Little Bird Creations Studio Creative Mixed Media Workshops, New York

Bravado Bracelets Workshops By Simply Pretty Stuff Coming to Little Bird Creations Studio!

Coming to the Studio in New York's upper west side will be two awesome bracelet workshops.  Each style is unique, one was featured in this issue of Jewelry Affaire!

Would love to see you all there, but act quickly as there are only 20 slots!

When:  Sat, May 18th
Where:  The Little Bird Creations Studio
308 West 89th Street

For more information go to: 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Girlz Day Workshop At The Cricket House B&B

Wearable Little Books On A Necklace!

I just absolutely love teaching this workshop.  Everyone enjoys the kinship, learns many new skills never before attempted by themselves, and leaves with a beautiful piece to slide onto a necklace chain!
I had the best time with everyone at the Cricket House B&B in Gettysburg, PA!  Here are some of the students and their work.



Thursday, January 17, 2013

Simply Pretty Stuff in Jewelry Affaire Winter 2012!

Stellar Jewelry Artist Line Up

This issue of Jewelry Affaire is premier!  It is the first Winter issue of this publication, packed full of beautiful pieces by talented artists.

I have included a sneak peak at my article here on some pretty cool and colorful shotgun shell clasped bracelets.  As well, I have shared a few pictures from some of my other fellow artists.  Simply wonderful! A few of my favorites are Johanna, Kathy, Brenda, Colleen, and Cat.  You must get your own copy and pour over the details!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Family Tree

Family Tree

I had been meaning to share a few pictures of this special little nook in my home that keeps family and friends front and center all year round.  This tree is full of ornaments of loved ones, pets and yes, those StoryPeople pieces I had designed over the years for artist, Brian Andreas.  Additionally, there are gifts and trade cards from recent art retreats and classes.  There are old, old, candycanes and some store bought angels, but most of all the branches are ladened with lovely memories of just a few of those special times and people in my life. : )

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Day at the Charmed I'm Sure Studio

Bullet Shell Bracelet Making

What a wonderful day teaching wonderful women at Jean Van Brederode's Charmed I'm Sure Studio a few days after Christmas.  Take a look at some of my students and their work.  Lots of moms and their daughters in my class this time.  I LOVED it!!  I think they did too.  : )


Friday, January 4, 2013

Recycling Belts and Bullets

Very Special Bracelets

These are my absolute latest fancies.  I married my little wearable book pendants with my old belt scraps and was California dreamin' inspired.  Had to share!!