Category Archives: mixed media

Experiments & Samples

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the studio doubles as a guest bedroom. In early August, my son and his family came for their annual beach vacation. So, the studio was the domain of my teenage grandsons for eight … Continue reading

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Solar Inspirations

The latest prediction for eclipse visitors to South Carolina is approximately 2 million. Since Charleston is Travel & Leisure’s #1 city in the US, the Charleston Crafts Gallery should be very busy before and after. Several weeks ago, I started … Continue reading

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Off to the Publisher-Chapter 2

The last post featured 5 bracelets that were submitted to Belle Armoire Jewelry for the Summer 2017 issue. Hooray…they were accepted!!! But, be careful ‘what you wish for’. Writing a technique based article for 5 bracelets turned into a rather … Continue reading

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Off to the Publisher

My latest blog post was postponed because of the holidays and a January 15th deadline for the summer issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry. While I can’t reveal the specifics, the photo is a sneak preview of the items that were submitted. I … Continue reading

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Price Points & Neck Sizes

The idea of the Dots and Dashes collection grew out of the realization that I needed lower price points and adjustable neck sizes at the Charleston Crafts gallery. Our customers are eager to purchase from local artists and they come in … Continue reading

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Wire of Choice

My introduction to telephone wire as a design element was during a conversation with Kenya’s Gemini Desai. In Africa resources are scarce and materials are repurposed in a myriad of ways. The idea of using telephone wire in my designs did not materialize … Continue reading

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Backwards…But I Like It!!!

While was taking Lorraine Vogel’s Batik Tutorial for a test drive, I ‘slightly’ misread the instructions…and masked the wrong area of the background. HMMM!!!…I really need to slow down and THINK before I dive in… Well, the batik’d areas may not … Continue reading

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