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Monday, March 31, 2014

Art Is You Retreats: Tiara Workshop Offered in Stamford!

Tiara Workshop At Art-Is-You Retreats

Okay, who doesn't want a tiara?  One to wear, one to give away, one to sit on a shelf in your sewing room or craft area....

It is time to join your art sisters (and bros) and have some fun creating fabulous things.  Take beautiful pieces away with you and use your new found skills again and again to keep creating throughout the year!

This fall I will run a Tiara Extraordinaire workshop at the Art Is You Retreat in Stamford, CT.  There are NO soldering irons involved, I promise : )

Spend the day learning how to make these replica vintage silverware patterned pieces.  They are light weight....yes! light weight! You can wear them all day or all night and to anywhere a princess might go in style.

I am hoping you will join me and others for a exciting new one day workshop.  Spaces are filling.  I promise that a workshop to learn how to make tiaras extraordinaire is much more rewarding than scoring those new pair of shoes!!! 
Check out my workshop and other terrific ones like it as you take a peek at our all star instructor line up this fall. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Soldered Bottle Necklaces At Art-Is-You Retreats

Soldered Bottle Necklaces Workshop!

This year I am thrilled to be teaching everyone who registered for this class at Art-Is-You Retreats how to solder little bottle necklaces containing words like "brave", "hope", and "dream" that will literally appear to float inside!

This is an evening class in Stamford, CT this October at Art-Is-You Retreats and spaces are filling up.  If you have never taken a workshop at an art retreat before, this would be the perfect introduction to all the wonderful new skills, new friends and new adventures that lie ahead waiting for you!

I love these little pendants so much that I called my class the Twinkly Love Affaire With Words workshop!  Please visit the details of my workshop and the workshops offered by my other art sisters at 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine Features Shotgun Shell And Leather Bracelets!!

Shotgun Shell And Leather Bracelet In 
Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine

Absolutely, the most exciting thing for me to recycle is the shotgun shell brass.  They make the perfect little jewelry bezels!  I have used them several ways and love how they just!

This spring, my bracelets are featured in Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine, a Stampington journal.  The submission was accepted quite a bit ago so there are a few new tricks that I will be teaching in future workshops regarding these lovely pieces of arm candy.  Cynthia Levens, editor extraordinaire for BAJ, did a beautiful spread I thought.  Her photographers always seem to make the writer's work jump right off the page.  I truly love how everything looked.

If you are interested in learning more about shotgun shell separation and jewelry making, take my online ring workshop, offered as a VIDEO workshop along with PDF handouts, at 

 The course has no timeline, so you can do it at your own pace and review it as many times as you would like. Here is the direct link, if you would like to check it out!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

A Touch Of Taste Shop

A Touch Of Taste Offers Themed Artist Aprons

A few months ago I spent the day with art sister and seamstress extraordinaire, Cheri Cline.  Cheri has designed and sewn quite a few truly awesome themed aprons over the past 3 years.  I was thrilled when she gifted me one of her first pieces, a pink Barbie themed apron, back in 2011! 
Our destination landed us in Lancaster, PA, where Cheri works part time at A Touch Of Taste boutique, in the middle of the Brickerville Shoppes, in Lititz, PA, and displays her aprons in her very own corner of the store.  It was an inspiring day!