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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wearable Journal Pendant Workshop

Keepsake Journals for The Neck 
Classic Book Workshop
in Gettygburg, PA

 Join the fun after the holiday jet lag!  This is a very small workshop at one of my favorite places for art friends to gather!  Email now to reserve space.  If the class is full, sign up on the waiting list so you will get information on additional classes. Email Deb at 

Date: Saturday, Jan 5th, 2013
Place:  The Cricket House B&B
162 East Middle Street
Gettysburg, PA  
Time:  10 to 4

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shotgun Shell Bracelets Featured In Jewelry Affaire

Flirty Shotgun Shell Bracelets in 
 Jewelry Affaire!

Holy Smokers!   My colorful and girly bracelets will be featured soon in this upcoming Winter issue of Jewelry Affaire.  Ou la!! Here they are!

 I was so excited to have captured the eye of those very talented editors at Stampington with these flirty little wrist adornments.  Many thanks to Beth Livesay who has been supportive to my bezel reclamation antics and shotgun shell jewelry endeavors!

These were so fun to make, and always add lotsa pizzazz to any outfit....especially to all those black ones I tend to buy : )

I will be teaching how to assemble these bracelets locally in upcoming March 2013 classes at the Adams County Arts Council's Education Center, 
in Gettysburg, PA.   
For more information contact Wendy Heiges at the Arts Council or go to:


Friday, November 23, 2012

Tiara Classes Coming to Art Is.....You, Stamford, CT

Tiaras! Tiaras! Tiaras!

This precious old world tiara is perfect for many deserving princesses.  Why wait to inherit one when you can design and make your own right now?

Empower yourself do so this very minute by going to 

Then choose Stamford, CT

Then pre register your intent to be a part of it all 
Cannot wait to meet all you fairy princesses and queen mums in my workshop there.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Shotgun Shell Bracelet Classes Coming!

Shotgun Shell Bracelets ~ New Designs

These latest designs will be offered right after the Christmas rush and madness.
Take a little "me" time and join a few of us local girlz in Mechanicsburg, PA at
The Charmed I'm Sure Studio.
This will be a 3 hour workshop that will be sure to please!  Spaces are very limited. Everyone gets gab and gather around some good eats that day too. I definitely love that part!!

Where:  The Charmed I'm Sure Studio
7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA
When:  Friday, December 28th, 2012
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM   
Costs:  One Time Only Special Hometown Artsy Girlz Rate of $30.00



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

More Shotgun Shell Jewelry

Loving These Bracelets

I was inspired to make these for a good friend's birthday day.  How cool are these and how cool would they look adorning, say.... some Magnolia Pearl fashion?  ; ) 
Ou La La!
My friends and I so love that Magnolia Pearl zeal.
If anyone wants some, let me know!!!  Oh, I mean the bracelets, not the Magnolia Pearl clothes...  sigh.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Adams County Arts Council Students

Ornament Workshop
Check out these crafty ladies and some of their very cool project ornaments during my Arts Council workshop this week in Gettysburg, PA!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Published in Just Steampunk Publication!

Some of My Precious Bottles and Bezels Now in 
 "Just Steampunk"
Volume 2, 2012 

"Wow, and holy heck," or some such similar words and a few "my goshes," came out of my mouth when I recieved my complimentary copy of Just Steampunk Magazine 

I had submitted my things a few months back, then life happened, and I had forgotten all about it.  It was the most fun with giggles I had for awhile!

So, now, I must tell you that it was my friend and artist, Erin Keck, who told me about this wild and wonderful eye candy style publication.  It is packed full of wonderful, wonderful pieces, including several of Erin's clocks and pins and a head gear piece by another young and talented artist, Brody Ebersole. 

For me, the artists' pieces each tell a story.....complicated ones sometimes..... and I marvel at the talent that lies upon the the pages within this beautiful magazine.  

Yep, will be carrying mine around for awhile, but you can find a copy at any major book sellers and online from Scott Publications a

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend

 After a 16 month standoff with a fierce glioma opponent, my mother in law lost her struggle with this aggressive cancer last night, just after sunset.

The most beautiful of sunsets wax and wane into eventual darkness, trading their swirl of  amber and purples with the twinkle and glistening of stars. So is the way with life.  The beauty and colors fade to memory, replaced by something beyond the realm of ordinary vision.  There is something extraordinary that occurs without explanation when we move from life's twilight, to what might be like touching the sunset, before we become the stars.

Bobbi's life was blessed with four sons, a loving husband, and several grandchildrenThroughout the years she had also touched the lives of many children in her role as teacher.  She will be missed very, very, much.  


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Adams County Arts Council Classes

 Art Charms and Ornament Workshops
At Adams County Art Council, Gettysburg

Be sure to sign up for these fun classes in Gettysburg, PA, in November.  Go to
 and sign up now!  What a cool idea for your tree this year or for very unique Christmas gifts!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Art & Soul 2013, Virginia Beach, VA

Chatelaine Aide Memoire

I will be offering this short book necklace class at Art & Soul, Virginia Beach, VA, next year!  Registrations are now open at

Check out this short and sweet video clip!

             Chatelaine Aide Memoire Art & Soul 2013, VA

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jewelry Affaire Featured Necklace

Inspirational Piece On Its Way To An Inspirational Woman

When I submitted my necklace to Jewelry Affaire several months ago, I had written about an organization for which this special piece was intended...
The organization:  Chemo Comfort.  The inspirational woman behind that organization:  Anne Marie Paolucci
I met Anne Marie a few years ago. after I heard about her personal journey and how she began Chemo Comfort.   I knew immediately I wanted to help her, in whatever way I could, to succeed. So, I donated some of my jewelry items for a raffle held each year in NYC to raise money for supplies, that went into a very special box, that would eventually be sent to some very special people receiving chemotherapy.  This year, I decided to dedicate this piece to her organization and I hope to be there in the spring, as she takes her place at the NYC street fair to raise money for Chemo Comfort. 


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Art Is You October 2012 Event!

The Art Is You Retreat
Best one ever!

OK.  If you missed this retreat, shame on you!  You missed the best time ever.  The artist instructors, students, vendors and organizers were above and beyond this year.  I personally had the best bunch of students in my shotgun shell class, enjoyed taking two worshops given by fellow instructors, Richard Salley and Michael DeMeng, and had a very successful vendor nite at the Sheradon in the Stamford, CT location.  Next year we plan to do it all again.  So mark your calendars and check in soon for advanced resgistration at 
Enjoy these fabulous candid moments taken in creative zen!  So many beautiful people creating and loving beautiful art..........