Millefiori Demonstration

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I’ve mixed up some nice contrasty colors of polymer clay for my caning demonstration at Auburn Old Town Gallery. Visit me to see the “millefiori caning” presentation. I’ll show how these detailed beads are made and how they relate to … Read More


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Vintage gold beads–circa 1950s–what was I saving them for? This collection, apparently! In addition to canyon-inspired striated polymer beads, which include a subtle foil overlay, the pieces include faceted labradorite beads and some include faceted peridot.

Meet on the Street

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Look who I ran into near my studio! Beautiful Gia McNutt, rushing to prepare for tonight’s PlacerArts Studios Tour meeting. Doesn’t she look great in the pendant I made? Artists of Placer County have enrolled to be on this county-wide … Read More

Opening My Workshop

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For one day, Saturday, May 6! From 11 am to 3 or 4 pm I am inviting up to 5 participants in an “Assembly” workshop. There are still 3 spots left! We’ll use the polymer clay beads we’ve made in … Read More

A Winter Celebration

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My next collection is headed to High Hand Gallery for this Sunday’s Winter Celebration. Join us for lots of door prizes, comfort food and a cozy gathering on a probably blustery day.

Art of Hearts

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I’ve been busy in the workshop! LOTS of new pieces for tonight’s Auburn Old Town Gallery Reception from 6 – 9 pm. Many hearts and live art / hands-on demos. And here are the rest of the pieces, offered through Auburn … Read More

Rush of Earrings

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That’s what I’m calling my latest creative rush–just stop thinking and let the earrings flow! These are displayed at Auburn Old Town Gallery and High Hand Gallery in Loomis. One thing I realize is just how many polymer beads I’ve … Read More

New Earrings

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During today’s demo at High Hand Gallery I made two fun pairs of earrings. The coins were domed by Linda Merchant; coins which were replace by the Euro. I’d been hoarding them but finally had this inspiration.

It turns out my heart IS a’fire!

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I have been very busy making hot polymer pieces. Still more to come! I’m gearing up for the Valentine’s Day weekend events at both Auburn Old Town Gallery in Auburn (Saturday) and High Hand Gallery in Loomis (Sunday). And yes, … Read More

Hearts A’Fire 2016

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February — the traditional time to show your love! At Auburn Old Town Gallery most artists use February as an opportunity to show their hearts. Here are my latest. Please join us at the Gallery on Saturday, February 13, from … Read More

Small Works of Art

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These tiny leaf earrings will be my part of High Hand Gallery’s “Winter Celebration, Small Works of Arts” next Valentine’s Day!

January 16 Leggings Workshop!

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Stay cozy this winter with your own customized leggings! Class size limited to 10. You will go home with a pair of leggings and a pattern, fitted to you, to make more. Sign up here online There will be a … Read More

I don’t usually wear pink…

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So when I tinted a batch of River Rocks with burgundy-colored pigment from Rousillion and they baked up purplish-pink, I was disappointed! After letting them just sit in the “flow” for awhile, I noticed that they actually worked with some … Read More

Picture This

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Well, we had our Wearable Art Show at Auburn Old Town Gallery and it was fun! Shown below, my River Rock necklaces as seen on a fellow artist and on the finished “Mimi.”

Rust to Riches Entries

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I just entered this series into the General Gomez Arts & Event Center upcoming art show, “Rust to Riches” It’s going to be a great show! The focus is on automobiles and runs from July 2 – 30 in Auburn, … Read More

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