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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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Nothing Ventured!!!…Nothing Gained!!!

I learned this morning that I am the newest member of the Charleston Crafts Cooperative Gallery. WOW!!!…my mother was correct…Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained. This will mean working one day a month in the gallery, but the trade off is being included … Continue reading

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Evolution

The hidden magnetic clasp for the Fiesta Necklace has evolved through the years. Initially, it was a shiny silver ‘end cap’ on the buna cord. Jan Frame suggested painting the silver, so it would blend with the flat black of … 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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Finally…Studio Time

No matter how hard I tried, life kept interfering with studio time. January is my favorite month to experiment and those experiments often go into February or even March. This year experimentation was put on hold to prepare for the Wells … Continue reading

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Old Work in Transition

I have been woefully lax in posting for the last two months…but…I have a terrific excuse. I have been working in the studio in preparation for what turned out to be a very successful show, and several commissions that followed … Continue reading

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A Simple Solution

My studio time this winter has been very limited. Our house is going on the market this week and we are cleaning & de-cluttering. When I can, I grab 10 minutes here and 20 minutes there…of course, I have to … Continue reading

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