Workshop Fun

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What a good time we had at “Introduction to Polymer Clay.” Attendees want another workshop! Contact me if you are interested in joining us, probably in February and/or March.

Fresh Clay for workshop!

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I don’t usually purchase lots of colors (I mix my own colors from the basics) but I SPLURGED on some fun colors for this Saturday’s workshop. We are going to have a great time!

Vintage Beads

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I found these golden vintage beads at Beadazzled in Lafayette, and had a hard time putting these earrings up for sale. Gold-filled ear wires, they are at High Hand Gallery in Loomis.

Holiday fun

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I’ve been working on fun holiday pieces for “Black Friday” here is one of my favorites–red “sputnik” beads and tiny Swarovski crystals, black seed beads on sterling silver wires. These are showing at Auburn Old Town Gallery.

Bead Sale!

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Please visit me Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10th to peruse the beads I’ve created but not yet used. I’ll have my drill with me to customize your bead holes. And I love to see what others create with … Read More

Party time!

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There are three of us, Terri Goodman, Debra Hosler and myself, who will be showing or work at Terri’s beautiful home studio in Auburn. Please join us for an opening reception and possibly a sneak preview of our work on … Read More

Fresh for Stella

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A good friend says her new favorite color is light bright green. Her comment helped pull me out of my creative void! These will be going to High Hand Gallery in Loomis.                

Gallery fun

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While I worked at both Auburn Old Town Gallery and High Hand Gallery this weekend, I did demos. Here are a few of the results. Both galleries have some new earrings from me now!


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But it was nice and cool while working yesterday, July 4, at Auburn Old Town Gallery. I added my latest pieces to my display there.

One a day, that’s all I ask.

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But I am rather fond of yesterday’s earrings. The lower bead is Murano glass. Tiny disk is turquoise stone, topped by my polymer bead and a copper cap. Suspended from hypoallergenic niobium wires–and I can’t convince myself to sell this … Read More

New Mexico Treasures

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Time for a journey–to New Mexico. Even though my passion is making polymer beads, I also love natural turquoise stones and frequently incorporate them into my pieces. I replenished my turquoise collection at a fantastic mineral/bead shop in Albuquerque, Mama’s … Read More

Street Fair

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MUDCLOTH! Following a customer tip, I traveled to Berkeley, CA for the weekend flea market at the Ashby BART station to find authentic African mudcloth to make purses. My mom came with me–what fun we had! The Yelp review was … Read More

Get ready for ArtFest!

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It’s happening Saturday and Sunday at the High Hand Fruit Shed in Loomis–LOTSA great art and demonstrations. Some artists are even offering their SECONDS at a bargain! In addition to surplus polymer clay beads, I’ll have art fabric offerings. Things … Read More

Still on the Earring Roll

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When inspiration hits, you just gotta go with it! These are installed at High Hand Gallery and Auburn Old Town Gallery. Now I’ve cleaned up the earring assembly materials to make way for my next collection; Fossil Nouveau. Please join … Read More

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