Category Archives: mixed media

From All Angles

For several years, I have been collecting ‘interesting’ cocktail napkins for use in a variety of applications…typically as a focal design.  After completing the transfer design process for these earrings, the backs needed something that would complement the front without … Continue reading

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Playful or Controlled

It is amazing how a minor tweak with an accent bead can move a necklace with identical components from controlled to playful. I have been eager to try a mix of ‘rock’ beads with the sea urchin spikes. Initially, I … Continue reading

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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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