Buttons, Buttons
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Have you visited The Tin Thimble? If you love fabric, fiber and making things, you probably already cherish this exciting stop in Loomis. They feature vintage patterns, fabric and fiber for the seamstress and felter. I am pleased to announce … Read More

Galleria in Roseville
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If you are at the Galleria Mall in Roseville before November 13, please check out my “Power Coins” exhibit, part of the PlacerArts Studios Tour exhibit! I will be showing and demonstrating my work Friday through Sunday, November 10-12 at … Read More

Charming Earrings
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I picked up some beautiful fine silver charms at the Gem and Mineral show last summer. Here is a pair of earrings, which incorporates them. Purchased and modeled by my Auburn Old Town Gallery work partner, Barbara Hoffman.

Excitement is Building…
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…for the 2017 PlacerArts Studios Tour! LouCinda Laughlin very generously offered to host and create a “Meet the Artist” series for the tour. The series is presented courtesy of Auburn Community Television. I was included in the list of artists … Read More

I’m calling them Power Coins
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Each “coin” is hand-formed. In the process a tiny bit of my energy is infused into it. Take some chi home with you. Photos of pieces to come.

Just another pair of earrings
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But I am excited to put SAND from a Kauai beach into the simple disks. Having a hard time letting them go, but they are installed at Auburn Old Town Gallery.

So delicate, what should I call them?
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Spending time on a beach recently inspired me to mix sand or tints into transparent clay. The result was surprisingly beautiful! Delicate. So I made some delicate jewelry, but what should I call it?

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

Canyon
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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

Lovin’ the magnetic clasps!
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Easy to put this bracelet on. One-handed wonder. From the Rastafarian Eye of God collection.

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!

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

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